Former Gov. Edwin Edwards lies in state at La. State Capitol

Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 9:44 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2021 at 10:16 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE (WVUE) -Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, who passed away at the age of 93, will lie in state at Memorial Hall at the Louisiana State Capitol on Saturday, July 17.

A public viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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On Sunday at noon, the public is encouraged to view the procession from the State Capitol to the Old State Capitol before the private funeral service.

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.

It will be escorted by a law enforcement motorcade and the Southern University Marching Band.

Edwards will be laid to rest during a private burial held at Resthaven Cemetery.

Edwards was Louisiana’s only four-term governor.

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