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Jack Fiveash

Funeral services for Jack Benford Fiveash, 82, of Donalsonville, Ga., will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville with the Rev. Tim Bell officiating.

Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery with Bob Youmans, Wesley Youmans, William Youmans, Warren Youmans, Fred Roth, Fred Fiveash, Larry Harrell and Brian Harrell serving as active pallbearers.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Nov. 29, 1927, Mr. Fiveash died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.

Mr. Fiveash graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1944 and then served his country in the U.S. Navy. After returning from the Navy, he worked for a short time with Georgia Power before beginning work with Three Notch Electric Membership Corp. He worked for many years as a lineman and meter technician before being promoted to operations manager in the Donalsonville office in the late 1960s. Under his leadership, Three Notch EMC became the modern, efficient electric utility company that we know today. Mr. Fiveash retired on Jan. 3, 1997, after 48 years and almost 10 months with the company. During his retirement years, Mr. Fiveash enjoyed amateur radio, building and flying remote control model airplanes, and collecting model trains. He was also an avid reader.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jacqueline White Fiveash of Donalsonville; two daughters, Perianne Fiveash Roth of Alabaster, Ala., and Mary Fiveash Youmans of Iron City, Ga.; a son, Tech. Sgt. Jack “Jay” B. Fiveash Jr. of Robins Air Force Base, Ga.; a brother, Bobby Clyde Fiveash of Toronto, Canada; and six grandchildren.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville is in charge of arrangements.