Motorcade bringing Rev. Billy Graham back to Charlotte


The motorcade bringing Rev. Billy Graham’s body back to Charlotte from Asheville is underway.

The procession departed from the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove in Asheville around 11:25 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive at the Billy Graham Library at 3 p.m.

The motorcade consists of the hearse carrying Graham’s body, eight SUV’s consisting of Graham’s family and funeral staff, eight North Carolina Highway Patrol motorcycles and one lead vehicle, two media vehicles and two reserve vehicles.

Graham died just before 8 a.m. Wednesday from natural causes at his family home in Montreat, NC, just outside Asheville. He turned 99 on Nov. 7.

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Graham’s private, invite-only funeral will take place on Friday, March 2, at the Billy Graham Library.

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