GAINESVILLE - A joint funeral service will be held Thursday for a woman and two of her children who were among the victims of Monday's wreck south of Gainesville that killed five people.<br />
The service for Amanda Lynn Pardue, 34; Kaleigh Lynn Emfinger, 8; and Eli Lamar Emfinger, 2, all of Gainesville, will be held at 3:00 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville. <br />
The children were passengers in the back seat of an SUV that Pardue was driving, which veered across the median and into the path of a tractor-trailer on Athens Highway south of town.<br />
Meanwhile, an account has been set up for the family through BB&T Bank on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville.<br />
(A complete obituary can be found on the AccessNorthGa.com Obituaries Page.)
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, the Afternoon News Wrap called upon Capt. Zach Brackett of Hall County Fire Services and Dr. Tawanna Strauther of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group for some tips and tricks to help keep you safe if you plan on firing up the grill or barbecue.