From the AJC Article:
"The Morehouse School of Medicine targets a gap in services in the community," said Dr. Satcher, the 16th surgeon general of the United States. "He knew the needs, and he was indeed responding to an unmet need not just in Atlanta, but in Georgia and even the country."
Dr. Clinton Ellsworth Warner Jr., of Atlanta, died Saturday at home from complications related to lung cancer. He was 87. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday at the Ray Charles Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus of Morehouse College. Entombment will follow at Westview Cemetery. Murray Brothers Funeral Home, Cascade Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Warner was born on the campus of Morehouse College, where his father was a teacher. After graduating from East Depot High School in LaGrange in 1940, Dr. Warner went back to his birthplace for college. But his studies were interrupted by World War II, where he served in the Army from 1942 until 1946. He returned to Morehouse after the war and earned a bachelor's degree in Biology in 1948. Determined to become a physician, Dr. Warner went to Nashville to Meharry Medical College, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1951.
"He did all of this in the face of opposition," Dr. Satcher said. "He fought in a war only to return home to have to fight for civil rights. So not only was he an outstanding physician and surgeon in Atlanta for many years, but he was first and foremost a leader in the community."
His leadership was not self-aggrandizing, and Dr. Warner didn't always take the easy route, but he always did what he felt was right, said his nephew Robert "D.J." Smith II, of Atlanta.
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