GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Current and former elected officials joined family and friends in remembering North Carolina U.S. Rep. Howard Coble at his funeral.
Coble’s service, scheduled for Tuesday in his native Greensboro, featured remarks by Gov. Pat McCrory, former U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes and current U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, who succeeded Coble when he chose not to seek re-election in 2014.
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Coble died last week at age 84. With 30 years on Capitol Hill, Coble is the longest-serving Republican U.S. House member in North Carolina history.
Former Coble congressional staff members also were slated to address attendees at Westover Church. Two-thousand bulletins were being printed for the service.
Coble’s internment will be private at another church where he was a member for over 70 years.