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Edwin Edwards will lie in state at Capitol this weekend; check here for the funeral arrangements

6 months 1 week 4 days ago Thursday, July 15 2021 Jul 15, 2021 July 15, 2021 4:50 PM July 15, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Edwin Edwards’ family has announced arrangements for the former governor's funeral, which could draw hundreds or more.

A spokesperson for the family released Edwards' full obituary Thursday, which included plans for Edwards to lie in state. 

"Governor Edwards will lie in state at Louisiana’s State Capitol on Saturday July 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The visitation is open to the public," the announcement read. "At noon Sunday, July 18, his body will be carried on a horse-drawn funeral cortege from the State Capitol, down 4th Street to North Boulevard, to Louisiana’s 170-year-old Old State Capitol overlooking the Mississippi River. He will be remembered in a private but streamed and televised funeral service."

Edwards died Monday a few weeks shy of his 94th birthday.  He is Louisiana’s only four-term governor.  Edwards made it into a runoff for congress after being released from prison.

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