Thursday, May 2, 2013
Chris Kelly was found unresponsive on May 1st in Atlanta.
One half of the famous duo, Kris Kross, was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at his home on Stoneleigh Drive shortly after 4:30 p.m. on May 1st. Related Story Photos and Video from Chris Kelly's Funeral in Atlanta Chris Kelly was a native of Atlanta and a member of the super successful hip-hop group Kriss Kross, who saw huge success in the mid 1990's under Jermaine Dupri's label So So Def. As the story goes, a young Jermaine Dupri discovered the duo performing while walking through Greenbriar Mall...The rest was history as the teenagers made millions of dollars in the music industry. Cascade Patch's sister outlet, the Huffington Post, reported the following: Kris Kross rocketed to stardom a year later with the release of the single "…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Family and friends of Brenda J. Arrington said their final farewells on March 13th at Friendship Baptist Church.
By all accounts, Brenda J. Arrington was a well loved woman who lived a full life and took pride in her accomplishments as an educator and West End community advocate. Ms. Arrington passed away at the age of 68 due to complications with colon cancer. According to the family-placed notice of death, "Brenda Joyce Arrington was a brilliant psychologist, passionate educator, and dedicated West End Community Activist. Her legacy will live on through her beloved family, friends, god children, mentees and a host of other people whose lives were touched by her gracious spirit." Ms. Arrington was laid to rest at the Carl M Williams Funeral Home in southwest Atlanta. She is survived by her brother Donald Bruce Arrington, sister in law Jeanette K…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Mr. Houston, 36, was the band leader at Jackson High School. He died Dec. 30 after collapsing at a friend's home. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Fantara; four sons, Cecil III, 10; Christian, 9; Cahron, 6, and Colin, 5.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The funeral for Lillian Lewis, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
The funeral for Lillian Lewis, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 407 Auburn Ave., Atlanta. Mrs. Lewis, 73, died Monday at Emory University Hospital. She and Rep. Lewis, whose 5th District includes Decatur and most of the city of Atlanta, had been married 44 years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said, Flowers may be sent to Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, 1003 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta, until Sunday. After that day, flowers should be sent to Ebenezer Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian Lewis’ name can be sent to the American Kidney Fund Headquarters, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. Please note in your …
Cecil Houston: A legacy remembered.
Cecil Houston was more than a band instructor. He was a mentor. He was a counselor. He was the rare soul every parent hopes will touch the life of his or her child in school. Not only because he was a dedicated teacher, but because he also taught them and guided them through those life lessons that would make those children grow into solid, productive adults. Mr. Houston, 36, was the band leader at Jackson High School. He died Dec. 30 after collapsing at a friend's home. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Fantara; four sons, Cecil III, 10; Christian, 9; Cahron, 6, and Colin, 5. He also is survived by his parents, Cecil Houston Sr. and Loretta Houston, and three sisters, Ramona, Rhonda and Rhesa Houston. A native of Brownwood, Texas, …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
After 44 years of marriage, Congressman John Lewis says goodbye to his wife Lillian.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The 86 year-old father, grand-father, businessman, and civil rights icon, Jesse Hill Jr., passed away on Monday, December 17th with his family at his side.
Editor's Note: In response to Monday's news of Jesse Hill Jr. passing, Congressman John Lewis wrote this letter to Cascade Patch readers remembering his long-time friend and supporter. Other members of the community shared their thoughts as well, in the original article. “I first met Jesse Hill Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s. He was a tireless fighter for civil and human rights. He conducted voter registration efforts in Atlanta long before the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965. He was a strong supporter of the Atlanta student movement, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Atlanta native was a pioneer and trailblazer in the U.S. prison system and for reform.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
by Patch Staff John Oscar Boone Sr., a pioneer in the American correctional system and the brother of the late civil rights pioneer Joseph E. Boone, died late Friday in Atlanta. He was 93. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 at noon at Friendship Baptist Church, 437 Mitchell Street SW in Atlanta. A trailblazer, Boone was the first African American appointed to head a major state prison system in the United States, when he was named commissioner of corrections for the Commonwealth of Massechussetts in the 1970s. At the time, he helped craft national legislation aimed at providing resources for reform — LEAA — implemented a number of successful reforms, including work release programs for inmates. His leadership and guidance …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Officers lined up for the motorcade which began at 9am from Turner Field.
Photos from the Atlanta Police Motorcade as they traveled from Turner Field to Jackson Memorial Baptist Church on 534 Fairburn Rd, Friday morning. Officer Halford was 1 of 2 officers killed when their police helicopter loss control and crashed horrifically on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, near H.E. Holmes.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left our readers in Southwest Atlanta with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users…