Longtime Corbin 911 dispatcher Shellie Hash died Monday.
Hash served as a full-time dispatcher for more than 10 years.
She started in 1994, and worked 1998. She came back in 2012, and worked until when she retired. In 2018, she returned on a part-time basis.
“She was a good one,” said Corbin Fire Chief Barry McDonald. “We are going to miss her.”
In addition to serving Corbin firefighters and police officers on the radio, McDonald said Hash frequently brought in sweets for them.
“She made good homemade fudge,” McDonald said.
“She was the granny of the department,” he added.
Corbin Police Lt. Coy Wilson, echoed McDonald’s sentiments.
“She was a wonderful person to work with,” Wilson said.
“She took care of everyone,” he said.
Corbin Police Chief Rusty Hedrick said Hash was great to work with because she never had a bad word to say about anyone and was always trying to make people laugh.
“She was the type of person that if you were having a bad day, she would try to cheer you up,” Hedrick said.
While the importance of the relationship between the police and dispatchers is well understood, McDonald said it holds true for the firefighters as well.
“That is where we are getting our information from when we are headed to the scene of a fire or accident,” McDonald said.
Hash’s funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home in Corbin.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Hedrick and Fire Battalion Chief Chad Jackson are among those who will serve as pallbearers.
Members of the Corbin Police and Corbin Fire departments will serve as honorary pallbearers.