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Funeral for Mill Creek Student to Be Held Friday

MCHS freshman was killed in a car accident over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Funeral for Mill Creek Student to Be Held Friday

UPDATED at 2 p.m. on Nov. 29

Funeral services for a student will be held Friday.

Zachary Holman, 16, and his sister Madison Holman, 11, were passengers in a truck being driven by Ralph Edward Whitmire Jr., 40, of Lawrenceville. According to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, Whitmire was traveling westbound on Bethany-Bowersville Road in Hart County at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Saturday when the vehicle left the roadway, hit a ditch and overturned. The vehicle came to rest upside down and all three occupants were ejected.

Holman died at the scene. Whitmire was taken to AnMed Medical Center in Anderson, S.C. where he was treated and released according to a hospital spokeswoman. Madison Holman is currently listed in fair condition at the Greenville Hospital System's Children's Hospital.

Whitmire has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane, seat belt violation, no proof of insurance and driving with suspended, canceled or revoked registration.

Funeral services for Holman will be held Friday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, 4400 South Lee Street in Buford.  Burial will follow at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 3390 South Puckett Road in Buford.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 1 from 2-8 p.m. at Flanigan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Zachary Holman Memorial Fund at Gwinnett Federal Credit Union, 175 North Clayton Street in Lawrenceville, or to the Zion Hill Baptist Church building fund.

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