The funeral procession route for fallen Hall County Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon will close portions of several major thoroughfares in Gainesville starting at at 11:45 a.m. Thursday.
The funeral will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at Free Chapel Worship Center. Following the service, a procession with law enforcement vehicles with flashing blue lights on will line each side of the roads, allowing the procession and funeral caisson to pass through the center to Memorial Park Funeral Home, according to plans released Wednesday from the Hall County Sheriff's Office.
The procession will leave Free Chapel and turn right onto McEver Road (Ga 53), then it will turn right onto Browns Bridge Road (Ga 369), right onto Memorial Park Drive and then right into the cemetery. Check the photo gallery for a map from the Sheriff's Office. Commuters are encouraged to find an alternate route.
In addition, parking lots at the church are designated to certain groups. Check the photo gallery for a map from the Sheriff's Office of where the public is allowed to park. Graveside honors will be live-streamed to Free Chapel for members of the public.