Emmanuel Tabernacle Pastor Funeral Friday

A wake will be held Thursday for Rev. Dwight Graves at Zion Baptist Church Chapel, followed by his funeral Friday.

lost civil rights and spiritual leader on Jan. 10. Rev. Graves was chairman of the Cobb Southern Christian Leadership Conference and pastor of Emmanuel Tabernacle Christian Church in Marietta.

According to the SCLC Facebook page, the following are the funeral arrangements for Rev. Graves:


Friday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.

165 Lemon St.
Marietta, 30060


Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Zion Baptist Church Chapel
165 Lemon St.
Marietta, 30060

Rev. Graves was also a member of Prince Hall Masons, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, CASA Board, Kellogg Board (Kennesaw Village), Cobb County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Cobb County Coalition for Social Change and Interdenominational Theological Center Trustee Board, African American Unity Summit, VOICE and NAACP.

He was named associate minister of in from 1992 to 1997 before becoming pastor of Emmanuel.

Survivors include his college sweetheart and wife of almost 40 years Rev. Dr. Cheryl D. Graves, the former Cheryl D. Branham of Philadelphia, and their daughter, Diana Lynette.

DB May 09, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Graves family. May you find comfort in the hope found at Isaiah 25:8.


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