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

Nov 29, 2017
Courtesy of Nick Seymour
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.

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

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