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Mr. Coleman Camp

The Dallas New Era
Thursday, October 19, 1995
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Former Dallas Mayor, Mr. Coleman Camp, Dies Oct 13

Mr. Coleman Camp, age 68, of Dallas, georgia, was pronounced dead on arrival at Promina Paulding Hospital on Friday, October 13, 1995 following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Paulding County. He was born on April 13, 1927 in Paulding County, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. John Morgan (J. M.) Camp and the late Mrs. Alma (Compton) Camp. He was of Baptist faith and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was retired from Beck and Gregg Hardware Company as Supervisor in the Shipping Department for approximately 27 1/2 years and he was Owner of Camp's Sporting Goods for 25 years. Coleman was formerly Mayor of Dallas and served well and was active in all things in the community and helped in any way he could. He was a family man as he loved his family dearly and cared for them as they did him. He was always smiling and friendly and loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be greatly missed but he leaves such sweet memories for everyone. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah (Prewett) Camp, to whom he had been married for 49 years, having married on August 10, 1946 two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Howell J. (Wanda) Cochran and Mr. and Mrs. Matt (Sherry) Holt, both of Dallas; his son, Mr. and Mrs. Ricky (Miranda) Camp of Kihei, Hawaii; two sisters, Mrs. Jenelle Gardner of Kennesaw, Georgia and Mr. and Mrs. Albert (Jean) Landers of Dallas; two brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Camp and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Camp, both of Dallas; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were conducted on Sunday, October 15, 1995 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Donald Voyles and Brother Watson Camp officiating. Special music was rendered by Fonda C. Beavers, Bill Fields, Tommy Panter (guitar) and Connie Moss (piano). Interment was in New Hope Cemetery with Glenn Stinson, Henry Boston, John Henry Cochran, Ken Elsberry, Henry Dodd and Mack A. Hicks serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Duncan, Mike Wilkins, Scott Smith and Doug Gober. Benson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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