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B.B. King viewing Friday in Vegas before Mississippi burial

1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago May 18, 2015 May 18, 2015 Monday, May 18 2015 May 18, 2015 3:15 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Ken Ritter

LAS VEGAS - Blues legend B.B. King will be buried in Mississippi, but a public viewing and a private service for family members will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent home.

King died Thursday at home in Las Vegas at age 89.

His business agent, LaVerne Toney, says the viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary West.

Mortuary manager Matthew Phillips says there won't be a memorial service during viewing, but people will be able see King's open casket.

Toney and Phillips say a private family funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at a larger Palm Mortuary chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

Toney says she's still making arrangements for a funeral and burial next week in Indianola, Mississippi.

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