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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Memorial service set for Danville Utilities worker

Danville Utilities sign on building

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, for Danville Utilities employee Samuel “Sam” Thompson. He died on July 6 when he was electrocuted while working on a power line.

The service will begin at 11 a.m. at Averett University’s Grant Center, which is located on the university’s North Campus at 707 Mount Cross Road.

Thompson, 63, and a co-worker were responding to a power outage on Applewood Drive in Pittsylvania County when the accident occurred. He had worked as a lineman for the utilities department for more than 20 years.

Danville Utilities provides natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services in Danville and distributes electricity to approximately 42,000 customer locations in a 500-square-mile service territory covering Danville, the southern third of Pittsylvania County, and small portions of Henry and Halifax counties.

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