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Send-offs show Carlton Pearson's split legacy spurred by his inclusive beliefs, rejection of hell

Dec. 02, 2023 08:25 AM EST

Before his peers would label him a heretic, the late Bishop Carlton D. Pearson was once one of the best known preachers in the nation. His skilled biblical oration, steeped in the Black Pentecostal tradition and melded with white evangelicalism, helped swell the membership of the...

AP PHOTOS: Rosalynn Carter's farewell tracing her 96 years from Plains to the world and back

Dec. 01, 2023 09:03 AM EST

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter was memorialized this week with three days of public ceremonies and tributes that spanned the breadth of her long life, from her roots in Plains, Georgia, to the White House and across the world through four decades of work as a global...

Rosalynn Carter is eulogized before family and friends as husband Jimmy bears silent witness

Nov. 29, 2023 19:34 PM EST

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Her frail husband a silent witness, Rosalynn Carter was celebrated by her family and closest friends Wednesday in the same tiny town where she and Jimmy Carter were born, forever their home base as they climbed to the White House and traveled the world for humanitarian causes....

AP Photos: Church that hosted Rosalynn Carter funeral played key role in her and her husband's lives

Nov. 29, 2023 15:36 PM EST

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The church where those closest to Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter bid farewell to the former first lady Wednesday played a central role in the lives of the famous couple from tiny Plains, Georgia. Maranatha Baptist Church, which hosted the funeral for Rosalynn Carter,...

Rosalynn Carter honored by family, friends, first ladies and presidents, including husband Jimmy

Nov. 28, 2023 20:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Rosalynn Carter was remembered Tuesday as a former U.S. first lady who leveraged her fierce intellect and political power to put her deep Christian faith into action by always helping others, especially those who needed it most. A gathering of first ladies and...

Rosalynn Carter tributes highlight her reach as first lady and humanitarian

Nov. 27, 2023 20:45 PM EST

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds turned out to salute Rosalynn Carter on Monday with the former U.S. first lady and global humanitarian's final journey from her rural hometown to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta as her family began three days of memorials following her death at age...

Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter were not only a global power couple but also best friends and life mates

Nov. 26, 2023 19:53 PM EST

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter could not remember their first meeting. She was a newborn. He wasn't long out of diapers himself, a would-be U.S. president peering down at the future first lady his mother had delivered a few days earlier. What flourished in the...

President Joe Biden orders US flags lowered in memory of former first lady Rosalynn Carter

Nov. 21, 2023 21:07 PM EST

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered that U.S. flags on federal government buildings and property will be lowered to half staff for five days in recognition of former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who died Sunday at the age of 96. Biden's order calls for flags to fly half-staff from...

Rosalynn Carter's tiny hometown mourns a global figure who made many contributions at home

Nov. 20, 2023 21:14 PM EST

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Linda Campbell decorated the Lions Club Christmas tree in her small hometown just as she would any other Thanksgiving week, but this was no ordinary Monday in late November. All around Plains, neighbors mourned the death of their matriarch, former U.S. first lady...

Mississippi man killed by police SUV receives funeral months after first burial in paupers' cemetery

Nov. 20, 2023 19:41 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dexter Wade received a dignified funeral and burial Monday in Mississippi's capital city, months after he was hit and killed by a police SUV and officials first buried his body in a pauper's grave without notifying his family that he was dead. Under a gray...