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.)
Junior pitcher Courtney Poole struck out four while giving up just two hits to lead the University of North Georgia softball team to a 5-0 win against Dixie State and the program's first national title.