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SEC Honors Recent Retirees



CONTACT: Allan Sharrett
(800) 552 2118

CREWE, Va – Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) recently honored the 11 employees who retired at the end of 2013. As a token of appreciation, SEC President & CEO Jeff Edwards presented each retiree with a plaque and a small gift during a ceremony held at the co-op’s Central District Office in Crewe.

"With a total of 276 years of service to the cooperative, SEC wholeheartedly thanks each of you for a job well done," noted Edwards.

Pictured are (right to left) Frank Harris, mgr. of public & member relations; Barbara Willett, district CSR; Cindy Beard, district CSR; Gary Bryant*, district warehouse clerk; Jim LaVelle, programmer/analyst, and Bobby Walker, operations controller. Not pictured are: Christy Cheatham, document storage administrator; Michael Martin, utility service representative; Claude Otey, supervisor of fleet maintenance; Clyde Robertson, line technician supervisor; and Randy Whitlow, meter technician

*Sadly, Gary Bryant passed away the day after this photo was taken. The co-op family mourns Gary's loss, and we are forever grateful for his dedicated service.

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