Category: Obits


     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. […]

On Common Ground NewsNovember 13, 2019

  Funeral arrangements for 21-year-old Alexis Crawford have been finalized for this weekend. The Clark Atlanta University student’s body was found on Nov. 8 in a DeKalb County park. Authorities said Crawford was strangled to death. Jordyn Jones, Crawford’s roommate, and Jones’ boyfriend, Barron Brantley, have both been charged with her murder and booked into […]

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