Griffin and Jake Prince to be laid to rest

1:00 PM, Jul 2, 2012   |    comments
Courtesy of the Griffin and Jake Prince Memorial Page
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SUWANEE, Ga. -- The two Gwinnett County brothers killed in a boating accident on Lake Lanier last month will be laid to rest this week.

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The funeral for 13-year-old Griffin Prince and 9-year-old Jake Prince will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 3855 Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee.

Family and friends of the Princes, as well as local law enforcement agents who helped with the investigation into the boys' deaths, are invited to the funeral. Attendees are asked to be seated no later than 11:40 a.m. Overflow parking will be available at North Gwinnett High School, which is next door to the church.

A private visitation for family and friends of the Prince brothers will be held Monday.

Griffin and Jake Prince are survived by their parents Mike and Tara, and older brother Ryan.

"Mike, Tara and Ryan Prince continue to be overwhelmed with gratitude for the outpouring of love and concern for their family since the loss of their beloved sons and brothers," Cindy Williams, a spokeswoman for the Prince family, said in a statement. "The thousands of expressions of grief and concern carried them through the long days of the search for Griffin and will continue to lift them as they say their farewell on Tuesday."

The Prince brothers were killed June 18 when a boat slammed into their family's pontoon. Griffin Prince's body was not found by a dive team until June 27.

Paul J. Bennett, a 44-year-old Johns Creek hair salon owner, has been charged with Boating Under the Influence in connection with the wreck. More charges may be forthcoming.

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