The funeral service and burial of West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd is taking place in Arlington Virginia 7.06.10. The memorial Baptist Church in Arlington is the site for the funeral, the burial will take place at the family plot at Columbia Gardens Cemetery.
One final goodbye for U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd and it will take place beginning at 11 o’clock this morning at funeral services at Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia.
The 92-year-old Byrd died last week. His life was remembered in a state memorial service at the state capitol on Friday.
Byrd will be buried beside his wife Erma during a private ceremony at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington.via www.wvmetronews.com
Sentor Byrds last procession will take him from Murphy Funeral Home to Memorial Baptist Church, to Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Virginia.
Internment will follow the funeral service.
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Although no formal burial plans have been announced for Senator Robert Byrd, the Family Burial Site, where his wife Erma is buried has the Senators name on the gravestone. This is located at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
The time of and date of a graveside Funeral Ceremony has not been announced. Senator Byrd is already listed as a famous internment at this cemetery by FindaGrave.com.
Byrd, Robert Carlyle b. November 20, 1917 d. June 28, 2010
US Senator. He was born Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr. and after his mother died in the 1918 influenza epidemic he was raised by his aunt and uncle, who renamed him. In 1946 he won a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates, serving until 1950, when he was elected to the State Senate, where he served until 1952. That year he was the successful Democratic nominee for a seat in the US House of Representatives and served three terms. Byrd was elected to the US Senate in 1958 and served from 1959.
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