Jeffrey S. Hollingsworth
Clement Fire Department – North Carolina
Rank: Deputy Chief
Date of Death: November 30‚ 2006
Jeffrey Hollingsworth suffered a fatal heart attack on November 30‚ 2006‚ after responding to several calls earlier that day. He had served with the department for four years.
Jeff dedicated his life to God‚ his wife and family‚ friends‚ and people in his community. Jeff volunteered his time to the Hudson fire and rescue while living in Lenoir‚ North Carolina‚ for ten years. He and his wife‚ Cynthia Lynn Blackburn‚ were married for fifteen years‚ transferred back to their family roots‚ and moved to Salemburg‚ North Carolina. There‚ Jeff was employed with the North Carolina State Department of Corrections for Clinton and then Lillington‚ North Carolina.
Jeff joined the Clement Volunteer Fire Department on April 1‚ 2002‚ and devoted much of his time working to help the people in his community. Attending fire and rescue courses‚ Jeff quickly rose to the rank of assistant chief in just four years. It was evident that‚ if the pager had been sounded‚ Jeff would be at the fire department ready to head out in #1032 fire truck. Jeff volunteered so many hours to the fire department that he received many awards recognizing the efforts he put forth to protect his beloved community.
He is survived by his wife‚ Cynthia L. Hollingsworth; his mother‚ Marlene Godwin Oldham; two sisters‚ Sonya Miller and Debbie Ball; his brother‚ Johnny Hollingsworth; and his grandmother‚ Dorothy Hollingsworth.