October 25, 2020

One man dies in Hwy 34 crash

(Franklin, GA) — A local man was killed in a Wednesday evening crash on HWY 34 East near Powers Crossroads in Heard County.

According to an early report released by Sgt. Katie Thompson of the Georgia State Patrol, 33-year-old John Allen Oliver, III of Franklin died after being involved in an original single vehicle accident that involved a second vehicle soon after.

Reports indicate that Oliver was driving a 1987 Chevy Sportvan that investigators believe left the highway, struck a tree, and returned to rest on the roadway before later being struck by the second vehicle.

The second vehicle was a blue Honda Accord driven by another 33-year-old male driver from Franklin.

The investigation is still ongoing into the cause of the crash and it has not been fully determined exactly which collision caused the fatality.

Funeral services for Mr. Oliver will take place Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan. The family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00-7:00 PM at McKoon.

HeardCitizen.com will have the full obituary posted tomorrow with more information about a fund being set up to aid the Oliver family with burial expenses. Oliver is survived by his wife and four young children.


  1. kayla huling says

    this is so sad he was a great man and friend to so many !!! i cant even believe this has happen prayers to his wife and kids ! love the hulings

  2. Brandis Dailey Rogers says

    My heart is completely broken in half!! I LOVE UR CRAZY ASS ALLEN AND I’LL NEVER FORGET U 💔

  3. Omg Rip Allen … Man he needed more than we… Fly high

  4. Melissa Evans says

    We have an account set up with Charter Bank in Newnan in Lieu of flowers. If anyone wants to donate money to help with expenses you can wire money to the account or go by the charter bank and tell the teller to put money into the John Allen Oliver account. If you would like to wire the donation please feel free to pm me to get the account information.

    • This is Brandis Rogers. Unfortunately because I know live in Texas can’t make it to Allen’s final “see u later” (because it’s not goodbye) He was very close to me. Always has been. I would like information on the account set up for him and also if u have Elizabeth’s information like address would u plz give it to me. Also Pat and Johns. I’m also gonna send them then something. I’m gonna leave my number just in case u can give me this info. (706)505-7408

  5. Cindy Preast says

    My heart goes out to my cousin and my four little cousins. I didn’t know Allen but I am so heartbroken for Elizabeth and the babies. I love you guys and praying for y’all!!!

  6. Donna Ogle says

    We grieve but we are not without hope!! We will see him one day again because of his faith in The Lord Jesus Christ. He family has some difficult days ahead but they will not be alone.

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