Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pastor Dwight Graves Dies

ATLANTA - (Rich Pellegrino) - Pastor Dwight Graves attempted and, in my opinion, succeeded in walking in Dr. Martin Luther King's path and helping to fulfill his vision and legacy of the "beloved community".  He was and is my and the community's mentor, pastor, friend, brother, father, counselor, inspirational motivator, mediator, and fearless defender of the rights of all people. Truly our loss and heaven's gain!

At the request of his dear wife, Rev. Dr. Cheryl Graves, please support this weekend's MLK activities in Cobb (listed below), or those in your area, as that is what Pastor Graves would want.

Rev. Graves, chairman of the Cobb Southern Christian Leadership Conference and pastor of Emmanuel Tabernacle Christian Church in Marietta, died at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. SCLC members put his time of death at approximately 7 a.m on January 10.

Graves, who turned 64 on Dec. 14, was born in Freeman, WV. He was the third child of Sherman and Estella Graves. Growing up, he was active in his local church, Bluestone Baptist Church and assisted his father with various community, political and civil rights endeavors.

Sunday, January 15, 2012 SCLC will host their annual Commemorative Church Program also at Emmanuel Tabernacle Christian Church at 3:00 p.m.  The speaker will be our Georgia State President, Rev. Samuel Mosteller.

Monday, January 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. SCLC annual parade which starts at the Lockheed-Georgia Federal Credit Union on Fairground street, turning left on Roswell street and ending on the Marietta Square where we will have a short program.

Following are the funeral arrangements for Rev. Dwight Graves, Cobb SCLC President

Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
Zion Baptist Church
165 Lemon Street
Marietta, Ga 30060

Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Zion Baptist Church Chapel
165 Lemon Street
Marietta, Ga 30060

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