ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – The Rev. Billy Graham’s body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.
The procession begins Saturday morning at a mountain chapel at the training center operated by his evangelistic association in Asheville and ends in the afternoon at Graham’s library in Charlotte.
Crowds are expected to watch the procession pass through the town of Black Mountain as it leaves the training center on its way to the interstate. Graham often shopped in Black Mountain, next to the community of Montreat where he maintained his home.
Authorities in North Carolina’s largest city, where Graham grew up, are also making preparations with designated viewing areas for well-wishers for when the procession ends there.