Category: Obits

On Common Ground NewsOctober 27, 2020

STONECREST—The city of Stonecrest will name its small business COVID-19 relief program in memory of the late Aaron Matthew Allen. Allen, the son of Mattie and businessman Lecester “Bill” Allen, passed away after illness on Oct. 18. He was 43 years old. The City Council approved Mayor Jason Lary’s request at its meeting on Oct. […]


     John Lewis Feb. 21, 1940- July 17, 2020 ATLANTA—A crowd of spectators gathered outside of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church as Georgia’s Congressman John Robert Lewis’ casket arrived for his 11 a.m. homegoing celebration on Thursday, July 30. Nine soldiers from the nation’s four military branches carried the casket inside the church, where […]


Human rights activist  Joseph Echols Lowery, Oct. 6, 1921-March 27, 2020   Metro Atlanta leaders shares thoughts, prayers ATLANTA—A small, private service will be held for the late civil rights icon, the Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, due to social distancing mandates and the coronavirus pandemic. Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. […]

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