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Mrs. Candyce (Candy) Camp Wilson

The Paulding Neighbor
Thursday, Jul 8 1982
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Young Mother Dies; Wreck Involves DUI

Candy Wilson, a young mother of two and owner of Photography by Candy in Dallas, died Saturday from injuries incurred Friday when her car was struck by an automobile driven by a man charged with driving under the influence. Mrs. Wilson, 29, was reportedly on her way to photograph a wedding, when Greggory Lamar Brown, 95 Quinn Street, Marietta., driving a 1972 Ford Torino, struck Mrs. Wilson's 1980 Buick Regal just a few hundred yards from her home on Aiken Road in Dallas. Brown, age 25, was treated in the emergency room at Paulding County Memorial Hospital then released. He was charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, failure to yield right of way, and driving without insurance, according to Georgia State Patrol. A passenger in Brown's car, Gary Nelson of Woodstock, was reported in good condition at Paulding Memorial Tuesday. According to police, Brown was traveling west on Jimmy Lee Road and Mrs. Wilson was traveling north on Aiken Trail when Brown failed to stop at a stop sign. He was reportedly traveling approximately 65 mph when he struck Mrs. Wilson's car on the right side. Upon arrival at Paulding County Memorial Hospital, Mrs. Wilson was reported in critical condition. She died on Saturday after being transferred to Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Rusty, and two small children. She had been married six years, and had opened her photography studio in January. Mrs. Wilson, who attended New Hope Baptist Church, was an active and well-known community member. Said her friend and second cousin, Coleman Camp, she was "always involved in helping everyone. She liked to make people happy.: Mrs. Wilson's death follows that of Kirk Strickland who was killed two weeks ago when the car he was operating was hit by another driven by a man charged with driving under the influence.

The Dallas New Era         Thursday, July 8, 1982

Mrs. Candyce (Candy) Camp Wilson Dies from Auto Accident
Mrs. Candyce (Candy) Camp Wilson, age 29, of Route 5, Aiken Trail, Dallas, Georgia, died at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Georgia on Saturday, July 3 1982 following an automobile accident on Friday night, July 2nd. Candy, as she was affectionately known, was born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, on October 237, 1952, the daughter of J. Watson Camp and Helen wills Camp. She had been a resident of Paulding County since November 1974. Candy and her husband, Rusty, were married on June 27, 1976. They were the parents of two daughters, Torey, age 5, and Jodi, age 2. A member of the First Baptist Church of New Hope, she was self-employed as a photographer and owner of Photography by Candy. In addition, she was a photographer for the Dallas New Era when needed. A 1970 graduate of South Cobb High School, she was a member of the Downtown Dallas Merchants' Association where she served a Secretary. Candy, a beautiful brunette, never met a stranger. Her friendly disposition, constant chatter and photographic ability made her many friends who were shocked and saddened to learn of her tragic death. A devout Christian, Candy had suffered much sickness during her short life and had only recently said that she knew her trials were the work of the devil trying to get her to change her way of life; however, she remained true to her God and never failed to let people know she loved her church, her God and her family. To say that we will miss her would be an understatement. Each time we need help we can no longer say, "Call Candy". However, we have had the pleasure of knowing her and that has made our lives richer. Candy is survived by her husband, Carlton (Rusty) Wilson; two daughters, Miss Torey Wilson and Miss Jodi Wilson and parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Watson Camp, all of Dallas; brother, Mr. Joey Camp, Atlanta; mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Wilson, Hiram and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service was held on Monday, July 5, 1982 at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist Church of New Hope with Reverend Donald Voyles and Reverend Bill Hayes officiating. Active pallbearers were Frank Crowe, III, William (Bill) Clackum, David Harvey, Allen Story, Eddie McCullough, Allan Griffin and Charlie Smith. Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery with the Benson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

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