Jack "Deacon" Harris plays around with his younger brother, Garrett. They died together on the drive back from Cobb County to Georgia Southern University on I-16 early the Sunday after Thanksgiving 2017.
Photo: Courtesy of Nick Seymour
Photo: Courtesy of Nick Seymour

Memorial set for Cobb brothers killed on holiday drive back to college

A memorial service has been scheduled to honor the Cobb County brothers who died driving on I-16 heading back to school at Georgia Southern University after Thanksgiving.

The service for Deacon Harris, 20, and 18-year-old Garrett Harris — both Navy JROTC members at Allatoona High — will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at Cauble Park on Lake Acworth, according to a spokesman for the family.  


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The driver of the wrong-way crash, 27-year-old Sandy Springs man Jared Adler, was taken to Navicent Health Medical Center in Macon early Sunday.

The Harris family has raised more than $23,000 on GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses.

Read more about the brothers and their lives before and after moving to Statesboro on myAJC.com.


From April 2017: Lassiter High brothers remembered as hard-working, fun-loving ...


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned that the young men from Lassiter High School killed in a wreck Monday about 1 p.m. were on their way to dental appointments.
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