July 6th, 2010
10:39 AM ET

Byrd funeral scheduled for Tuesday

CNN Wire Staff
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Friends and family will say goodbye Tuesday to Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress who died last week at age 92.

An 11 a.m. ET funeral service is scheduled for Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia, followed by a private graveside service at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, also in Arlington. Byrd will be buried alongside his wife Erma, who died in March 2006.

The couple will be moved later and reburied in West Virginia once family members determine a location.

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  1. ann legg

    West Virginia lost it's greatest champion.Senator Byrd believed in the state and West Virginians.He was an inspiration for us to believe in ourselves.He will forever be our beloved senator Byrd.Best wishes to Senator Byrd's family.How wonderful to know he is now with his wonderful wife Erma.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:56 am |

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