Last Thursday, Jesse Lewis Breeden, 87, passed away at his residence after a long, hard fight with heart and other illnesses. His wife of 43 years, Carrie Payne Breeden, was at his bedside.
A beloved figure in Culpeper, Jesse Breeden was a founder and lifetime member of the Reva Volunteer Fire Department and a lifetime member of the Culpeper County Fire Department where he served 35 years.
Suffering from a back injury, Breeden retired from the Culpeper Town Police Department in 1980 where he had served for 20 years. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Services were held Monday, July 25, in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Gene Corbin, Anthony Clatterbuck, Steve Corbin, Chris Jenkins, Stratford Settle and Donnie Foster.
Interment at Fairview Cemetery immediately followed the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Reva Volunteer Fire Department, 18320 Birmingham Road, Culpeper, VA 22701.
Economic Development Center debuts
On Wednesday, a ribbon cutting was held to officially celebrate the opening of the Economic Development Center. The town and county continue to work collaboratively to market Culpeper and this center testifies to that commitment.
Located at 803 South Main, the center combines the Town and County of Culpeper’s Economic Development teams, with additional support through the Small Business Development Center officer onsite.
“Our goals are the same, to enhance the quality of life and raise the standard of living while maintaining the rural integrity of Culpeper through a balanced approach to business retention and expansion & business recruitment and trade development, thereby building Culpeper’s tax base and creating employment opportunities. Working out of a co-located space will enhance our team approach to this economic development goal,” said Director of Tourism and Economic Development for the town Paige Read.
Fire Hydrant Flushing
The Town of Culpeper Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants the week
of July 27 through Aug. 2 so that water lines may be kept free of corrosive materials. Some discoloration of water is expected, but the condition should be temporary. Should the discoloration be prolonged, please call the Public Works Flushings will begin at 10 p.m. each night and will continue until the scheduled area is completed.
“Motorists are urged to pay attention to message boards regarding the fire hydrant flushing” said Assistant Director of Public Works Gary Wise.