This page is to memorialize those GCO Members who have gone to meet their maker. If you have a friend or know of a member who has passed away as a member of GCO, please send their information to GCO. The member’s name will be added to our wall. Those listed are greatly missed by friends, family and GCO. Donations may be made in memory of those listed below. All donations will be considered as anonymous on this wall, although the family members will be informed of the donations unless otherwise directed.
- William A. (Bud) Hurt (1936 – 2017)
William A. (Bud) Hurt, age 81 of Fitzgerald, GA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA following a brief illness.
He was born in Fitzgerald, GA on January 13, 1936, the son of the late Stanley and Lillian Hurt.
Bud was a graduate of Fitzgerald High School and the Massey School of Business. He began his career at Georgia Highway Express in Atlanta and eventually transferred to CSX Railroad in Fitzgerald, GA where he was employed for 27 years. He retired in 1997 and spent the next 17 years enjoying his family, his pets, politics and Georgia Football.
Bud was active in several organizations including the Lions Club where he served as President. The Masonic Lodge where he served as secretary and a member of the Scottish Rite where he was conferred the 33 degree. Bud was an enthusiastic supporter of the Second Amendment and a dedicated Member of Georgia Carry.
Bud is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Loraine Bowen Hurt and his children, Debra Hurt Moorman (GCO Member) and her husband Larry (GCO Sponsor), Kathy Hurt Massee and her husband Cleve, William (Billy)Hurt, Faye Hurt Turney (GCO Life Member) and her husband Chuck Turney (GCO Life Member and member of the Board of Directors). He was especially proud of his grandchildren, Mallory Massee, Jake Hurt, Jason Hendley (GCO Member), Alex Moorman, Ashley Hurt and Rebecca Massee.
Faye and Chuck Turney – GCO Life Members
- Michael Camp (1950 – 2016)
Michael “Mike” David Camp, age 66 of Carrollton, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016. Mr. Camp was born in Rome, Georgia on September 28, 1950, the son of the Arthur Churchill Camp and the late Louise Owens Camp. He retired from AT&T as a facilities technician with 31 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as a woodworker. He was a long time member of GeorgiaCarry.Org and the father of James Camp, Founding and current Board Member.
Survivors include his wife, Linda L. Camp, his children, Heather Garza of Villa Rica, Heidi Santos of Bremen, Jennifer Camp of Dallas, James Camp of Temple, Stephanie Camp of Douglasville, Tiffany Wade of Carrollton; grandchildren, Emilia Garza, Yllora Camp, Lindsey Camp, Gracie Camp, Sethe Santos, Glorybell Santos, Alexander Camp; brothers and sisters, Greg Camp of Rome, Donna Graham of Cartersville, Nancy Holder of Rome, Danny Camp of Connecticut, Ricky Camp of Calhoun and his father, A. C. Camp of Rome. He was preceded in death by his mother and brothers, Robert and Tommy Camp and special aunt and uncle, Morgan (Dump) Owens and Frances (Ben) Owens.
His family has suggested that anyone wanting to donate to his memory to please make the donation to GeorgiaCarry.Org as it was one of his most beloved organizations.
- Greg McKelvey (1951 – 2016)
Mr. Greg McKelvey, a native of Atlanta who had recently retired from a thirty plus year career with IBM. Greg held a B.S. and Masters degree from Georgia State University. His wonderful life on this earth ended on November 26th at the age of 65. His passing was the culmination of a one year gallant struggle against leukemia. Greg was a long time member and advocate of GCO and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. His family was long-time hunting enthusiast and that is where Greg learned a life-long enthusiasm for gun safety and ownership. Greg was active in helping GCO and the gun industry in Georgia by participating in volunteer administration of local gun shows. Our greatest sympathy goes to his brother Dale from Dawsonville and sister Vicki McKelvey Wheelis of Brunswick. We feel very blessed to have known and been friends with Greg and will miss his smile and companionship greatly.
The family has asked anyone wishing to commemorate Greg’s life to consider donating to the Leukemia Society and/or consider donating platelets in honor of Greg by contacting ‘Nancy Herring’ at (404-459-8744) ext – (7004).
To all who were fortunate to know Greg we are deeply saddened to share this news and ask that you remember Greg in your prayers.
Tony Tiffin and Jennie Baker.
- Andrew Olechny (1963 – 2010)
Andrew married a neighbor friend of mine, and having many common interests, we quickly became friends. I used to shoot steel with him in north Georgia. His shooting was so precise, his motion looked animatronic. I thought that was pretty cool. Andrew loved GCO. He was passionate about citizens taking responsibility for their own safety. He volunteered with me at GCO’s Farmer’s Market gun show booth late November of 2009. Little did we know, just a few weeks later he would receive what turned out to be a death sentence from his doctor on Christmas Eve. Andrew had asymptomatically developed liver bile duct cancer, and he was in stage four at the time of diagnosis. He attempted platinum chemotherapy to no avail. His widow told me his last act before he died was to write a check for his 2010 GCO Membership dues. I really miss my friend.
In honor of Andrew and his commitment to GeorgiaCarry.Org I have donated to his memory.
Jim C. – GCO Member