View Thursday's Procession Schedule for Fallen Marine

Come out in Douglasville on Thursday to salute the service of Marine Lance Corporal Scott Harper, 21, who died while serving in Afghanistan.

Marines Lance Corporal Harper, accompanied by members of the Marine Corps and his family, will land at Fulton County Airport/Charlie Brown Field Thursday morning, Oct. 20. A Marine Corps Honor Guard will escort Lance Corporal Harper off the plane.  A procession will leave the airport at 11:30 a.m. to bring him to Douglas County.

The processional route will be as follows. Times are estimated and the motorcade could be 10 minutes on either side of the stated time based on traffic flow, motorcade speed and other factors.

11:30 a.m.

Processional/Motorcade Leaves Fulton County Airport

11:32 a.m.

Fulton Industrial Boulevard/Mableton Parkway, heading northwest

11:42 a.m.

Mableton Parkway/Veterans Memorial Highway, heading west

11:45 a.m.

Chattahoochee Tech, Veterans Memorial Highway

11:48 a.m.

Downtown Austell Business District

11:51 a.m.

Thornton Road/Bankhead Highway

11:53 a.m.

Annette Winn Elementary School, Harper's elementary school

11:54 a.m.

Downtown Lithia Springs

11:56 a.m.

AMVETS Post 118, Veterans' salute


GreyStone Power Corporation

12:05 p.m.

Fairburn Road/Bankhead Highway, turn south one block, then west on Church Street

12:06 p.m.

Downtown Douglasville Business District 

12:15 p.m.

Processional/Motorcade Arrives at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home at 8640 Rose Ave., Douglasville

The public is invited and encouraged to salute the service of Harper along the processional route.

Harper will be accompanied by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Douglasville Police Department, the Patriot Guard, the American Legion Riders, friends and organizations associated with the family. 

Harper’s family will receive friends at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home on Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 – 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Ephesus Baptist Church, 8445 Ephesus Church Road in Villa Rica.  Interment will follow at the Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery will full military honors.

South Cobb Patch and Douglasville Patch would like to see photos from the procession to create a special photo gallery to show the community's support of this fallen soldier.

Please send a photo of this event from wherever you stand during the procession, and we will gather those and create this very special photo gallery. Email photos to South Cobb Patch Editor Kiri Walton at kiri.walton@patch.com or to Douglasville Patch Editor John Barker at john.barker@patch.com.

Where will you be standing to salute Lance Corporal Scott Harper during Thursday's procession?


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