NC comes out for the Rev. Billy Graham

Brian Hall  WFMY News 2

Brian Hall WFMY News 2

The body of the Rev. Billy Graham has reached the library bearing his name, ending a journey which took him down North Carolina roads filled with mourners paying their final respects.

People lined the street as the hearse carrying the body of Rev. Billy Graham left the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove in Asheville, N.C.

Graham, an evangelical minister who served as a religious guide to several presidents, died on Wednesday at the age of 99.

The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.

It will then be brought to the capitol to "lie in honor" in the rotunda later next week.

Graham's private funeral will be held on Friday, March 2 at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Memorial events are planned this week for renowned evangelist Billy Graham.

While there are no public events held to honor Reverend Billy Graham Sunday night, you can come out to uptown at 7 honor the man remembered by many as "America's Pastor".

Leighton Ford, the evangelist's brother-in-law, said he was thankful for the show of support and also a little sad. "And I believe because of his service to humanity, that he's truly gonna be great in the kingdom of heaven". "It's about the Lord, '" said Ford.

Ruby Sparks, 85, attended a Graham youth ministry meeting in 1951, when she was a college student in Greensboro, North Carolina, and met him in 1970.

It will be a tribute to the 1949 Los Angeles tent revivals that made Graham famous, said family spokesman Mark DeMoss. The invitation-only service is scheduled to include at least 2,300 people. His plywood casket had been built in 2006 by Angola State Prison inmates at his request.

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