Faith & Religion
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Thousands say last goodbyes to Billy Graham

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/27/18, 11:18 am

Thousands of people flocked to Charlotte, N.C., Monday to pay their final respects to evangelist Billy Graham, who died last week at age 99. The mourners included former President George W. Bush and his wife. “Laura and I are honored to be able to come and pay our respects to the Graham family and, more importantly, to be able to say goodbye to a person who was influential in our lives and influential in the lives of millions,” Bush told reporters after spending about 30 minutes alone with the Graham family. He also conveyed condolences from his father, former President George H.W.

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Billy Graham to lie in honor at U.S. Capitol before burial

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/22/18, 11:56 am

Evangelist Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, will lie in honor in the U.S. Capital Rotunda next week before he is buried beside his wife, Ruth, in Charlotte, N.C. Graham’s viewing in Washington, an honor usually reserved for political figures, highlights the significance of his influence on American life during six decades of public ministry. On Saturday, Graham’s body will be taken from Asheville, N.C., to Charlotte in a procession expected to take about 3½ hours.

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Evangelist Billy Graham has died

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/21/18, 09:16 am

The Rev. Billy Graham, who shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with hundreds of millions around the world through personal appearances and television and radio programs, has died. He was 99. Graham passed away at his home in Montreat, N.C., after suffering from cancer, pneumonia, and other ailments, his spokesman Mark DeMoss said. Born in 1918 on a dairy farm near Charlotte, N.C., Graham became a passionate follower of Jesus at age 16 after he attended a revival led by evangelist Mordecai Ham.

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