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Carter, Clinton, Bush to remember Zell Miller in Atlanta

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Published: Mar. 23, 2018 at 12:50 PM EDT
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By: Associated Press

March 27, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will share a pulpit as they eulogize former Georgia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller at an Atlanta church.

The funeral Tuesday at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is the second of three public services for Miller, who died Friday at the age of 86.

Miller was a lifelong Democrat but is the only American to have delivered the keynote address at a Democratic and Republican national convention. He did it for Clinton in 1992 and Bush in 2004.

Miller was celebrated Monday in his hometown of Young Harris in the north Georgia mountains where he was born and where he died.

After Tuesday's service, he will lie in state at the Georgia Capitol until a state funeral Wednesday.


By: Associated Press

March 25, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) - A public memorial service will be held for late former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, who also served as a U.S. senator.

The service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in Young Harris, Georgia, where Miller died last week at the age of 86. Speakers at the service are to include Miller's former campaign consultant Paul Begala and former chief of staff Steve Wrigley.

A celebration of life service is scheduled Tuesday at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Miller will then lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda for the remainder of the day.

He will be honored Wednesday with an executive state funeral service presided by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Miller served two terms as Georgia governor from 1991 until 1999 and was appointed to the Senate in 2000.


By: Associated Press

March 23, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, a Democrat who led the charge for Georgia's lottery-funded HOPE scholarships during his two terms as governor, has died. He was 86.

Lori Geary, a spokeswoman for the Miller Institute Foundation, said he died Friday morning. His grandson, Bryan Miller, said the former senator and governor died "peacefully surrounded by his family."

Miller's relatives announced last year that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Miller served as Georgia governor from 1991 to 1999. He was called out of retirement at age 68 in 2000 to fill the final four years of a Senate term. The lifelong Democrat spent most of the term attacking his own party for veering away from mainstream values, and cast many of his votes with Republicans.