Freeway motorists pulled aside to watch the Rev. Billy Graham's motorcade as the religious leader's body moved across his home state of North Carolina on Saturday.
Graham once said: "Jesus Christ, the son of God, has an answer to every problem that you face!"
The procession is part of more than a week of mourning for "America's Pastor", culminating with his burial next week at his library in Charlotte. He will lie in repose Monday and Tuesday in Charlotte.
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The world renowned evangelist, who has been listed on Gallup's most admired list 61 times since 1955 - more than any other person - passed away peacefully at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, after struggling with various health problems linked to his advanced age.
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Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building Feb. 28 to March 1. "It's come with the territory", said Joe Tyson, a family friend who runs a furniture store in Black Mountain, where he watched the procession. People took pictures with their cell phones as the procession went through Black Mountain.
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"I think he'd say, 'It's not about me". "I remember at his last stadium meeting here in Charlotte, the mayor of Charlotte told us he was riding out on the platform with Billy, and everybody was cheering, and Billy said, 'Wait a minute".
Asked if there would ever be another force like his, she replied: "I doubt it". It's not about us.
Mark Demoss, a spokesman for the organisation, said the funeral will be held in a large tent as a tribute to Graham's first Crusade in Los Angeles in 1949.
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President Donald Trump will attend Rev. Billy Graham's funeral Friday, according to the public relations firm heading up communications for Graham's family.