Sunday, November 11, 2012

Line of Duty Death John McClelland Hall

BLADEN COUNTY, NC  Nov 11 2012– A deputy fire marshal with Bladen County Emergency Services passed away Wednesday night from heart issues.

According to Emergency Services Director Bradley Kinlaw, John McClelland Hall, 48 of Bladenboro, became ill while responding to a house fire in the Carvers Creek Community Saturday.

Kinlaw said Hall had been on bed rest since the incident and was taken to the hospital Wednesday.

Hall was also the Deputy Fire Chief of Clarkton Fire Department and was an active firefighter with Bladenboro Fire Department.

In addition to emergency services, Hall was also the Red Cross representative for Bladen County.

Visitation will be held at Galeed Baptist Church Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.

Following the visitation, a memorial service is scheduled at Galeed Baptist Church Monday, Nov 12 at 1 p.m.

Graveside will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery across from Bladenboro Middle School on S. Main St. in Bladenboro.

This is the second firefighter death for the Bladen County Fire Service family this week. Captain David Tatum, 55, passed away Tuesday after complaints of feeling ill Monday while responding to a vehicle fire.

Source: WECT

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