‘Truck Stop Angels’ honor father’s memory
By Caitlin Boland

Shown from left are Heather Young, Lee Young, Brad Holt (truck driver with Montgomery Transport), US Army SFC Melissa Elam and Katlyn Elam.
A group of "truck stop angels" worked to make the holiday season brighter for truckers who are away from their families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
In November, David Collier, a truck driver, stopped at Love's Truck Stop for fuel, and he said while fueling, four women approached his truck. The first woman was carrying a plate and said it was their way of saying "thank you for all you do on the road for us and missing the opportunity to be with your family."
"She also explained that her father was a truck driver who had lost his life in a tragic accident and that family was very important to him," Collier said. "I offered to pay or contribute, and she refused, emphasizing that it was a gift of gratitude and then she and the others walked away as another driver pulled up."
The women, Heather Young, Lee Young, US Army SFC Melissa Elam and Katlyn Elam, prepared home cooked meals as a way to thank the truckers for what they do.
"This should be a day that you are with family, but instead you are out here on the road making sure everything gets to where it needs to be on time," Melissa Elam said in a note attached to the dinner Collier received. "I have served 17 years in the Army and get told thank you almost daily, but I do not do nearly what you do for them."
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, see the full story in the Dec. 28, 2017, issue of The McDuffie Progress. To have The McDuffie Progress delivered to your home or business each week, simply call 706-595-1601 to subscribe. Or, follow the link on our home page to subscribe.





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