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The flag at Wellsville's Main Street fire station has been at half staff since Tuesday in honor of Herrington Stebbins, 89, a retired police officer and dispatcher, who died Tuesday morning (Nov. 19, 2002).

Stebbins, a Wellsville native, was a life member of the Genesee Hose Company and the Alfred Station Fire Department.

He was a former police chief in Alfred and had retired as a Wellsville dispatcher in 1979.

Stebbins was a member and past president of the county Firemen's Association, a member and past treasurer of the Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen and a life member of the State Firemen's Association.

An Army veteran of World War II, he was a life member of Post 702, American Legion, Wellsville, and Chapter 119, Disabled American Veterans.

Stebbins was a member of the Wellsville Salvation Army Citadel. Capt. Leighton Jones of the citadel will conduct his funeral at 1 p.m. Friday in Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home on North Main Street.

Stebbins is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Eaton, whom he married in 1943; a daughter, Sandra Briggs of Alfred Station; a brother, Charles of Jamestown; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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