THIS SUNDAY: Nine Funerals - A year of farewells to Macon’s slain

January 17, 2014 

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An image of John James Johnson III is unfolded as a part of a commemorative blanket during his funeral in April. Two men were charged with Johnson’s slaying.

GRANT BLANKENSHIP/THE TELEGRAPH — gblankenship@macon.com

The idea was to take in a city’s grief. But what Telegraph reporter Joe Kovac Jr. remembers most are the screams. The wails. From mothers, sisters, daughters of the dead. Their loved ones had died violent deaths. Here they’d come to say their goodbyes, but for some all that came out were cries, dreadful sounds for awful ends. Read his story in Sunday’s Telegraph

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