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Visitation, funeral services announced for former Gov. Edwin Edwards

Former Governor Edwin Edwards addresses the media at a press conference before a birthday...
Former Governor Edwin Edwards addresses the media at a press conference before a birthday celebration and roast in the French Quarter in New Orleans, La., Saturday, July 30, 2011.(CHERYL GERBER | AP)
Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 4:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2021 at 4:55 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Former Governor Edwin Edwards will lie in honor in Memorial Hall at the Louisiana State Capitol on Saturday, July 17, for public viewing, according to a family spokesman.

His body will be there from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For security purposes, no bags larger than a small purse will be permitted.

Edwards, Louisiana’s only four-term governor, died Monday, July 12, at the age of 93.

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His body will be carried by a horse-drawn carriage from the Louisiana State Capitol, down 4th Street to North Boulevard, to the Old State Capitol at noon on Sunday, July 18. It will be escorted by a law enforcement motorcade and the Southern University Marching Band.

The funeral service will be private but streamed and televised. Edwards will be laid to rest during a private burial held at Resthaven Cemetery.

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