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Edwin Edwards to lie in honor at State Capitol Saturday

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Jul 13, 2021

While funeral arrangements for former Gov. Edwin Edwards have not yet been set, Edwards will lie in honor in Memorial Hall at the State Capitol Saturday for public viewing, state officials confirm.

A spokesman for Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder's office tells us that family members and close friends will pay their respects as Edwards will lie in repose at the Old State Capitol on Sunday, July 17.

The State Capitol will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday for public viewing, they report. LPB will be providing a live stream of the viewing at from 10 AM to 12 PM on Saturday for those wishing to pay their respects while being COVID aware.

LPB's coverage begins Friday. A full schedule can be found here. Viewers can also access a selection of archived material on Edwards at

According to The Advocate, Edwards will be buried at Resthaven Gardens of Memory in south Baton Rouge.

The four-term governor died early Monday in his home.

Read more from The Advocate.

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