Two men die in separate wrecks
Two Gilmer County men died in separate, single-vehicle accidents Saturday night that were reported just more than an hour apart, authorities said.
Richard Glenn McClure, 28, of the Tails Creek community, was traveling eastbound on Highway 282 when he lost control after passing another motorist, according to a Georgia State Patrol report, near the Gilmer-Murray county line. McClure’s 2000 Ford Taurus flipped several times and he was ejected. Deputy Coroner Melissa Waddell pronounced McClure dead at 10:42 p.m.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion.
On the east side of the county, a wreck involving Landon Lewis Bramlett, 28, of the Highway 382 community, was called in at 11:01 p.m.
Bramlett was traveling west on Highway 52 East around 12 miles outside the East Ellijay city limits when the 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van he was driving crossed the eastbound lane and continued off the road down an embankment and into a creek, according to a state patrol report.
Witnesses told investigating Trooper James Martin they saw Bramlett leave the roadway and tried to help, but were unable to assist at the crash scene. Waddell said Bramlett, who was driving a work van, was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m.
A celebration of life for Bramlett will be held today from 4–7 p.m. at Summit Farms on Roy Road.
A private graveside service will be held at Yukon Cemetery, according to an obituary from Bernhardt Funeral Home.