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ID, Obit for North Druid Hills Car Accident Fatality

The Rev. Elward Ellis, 63, was killed earlier this month after he collided with an oncoming truck on North Druid Hills Road.

We briefly told you about a traffic fatality on North Druid Hills Road earlier this month though very little information was immediately available.

A man driving a minivan down North Druid Hills Road east of Clairmont Road collided with an oncoming truck and was killed Saturday, May 12.

That man, it turns out, was the Rev. Elward Willis, 63, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Ellis was pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain.

From the story:

At the time of his death, Rev. Ellis was pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, a post that suited him well, said the Rev. Robert Henderson, of Tucker.

“When the leaders at Crossroads asked me what I thought about them calling Elward, I said, when it comes to communicating the Christian faith, I don’t know anybody who can do it better,” Rev. Henderson said. “Crossroads was a church in transition, and I told them Elward knew how to communicate with the white and black communities, that’s been his ministry since he started.”

There's a bunch of good stuff in the AJC's obituary, so head there for more information. Leave your thoughts about Rev. Ellis in the comments section below.

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