Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines.
Speaker of the House State Rep. Philip Gunn speaks at the state funeral of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran at the Mississippi Capitol Building in downtown Jackson on Monday.
A second funeral for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran reflects the Mississippi Republican’s reputation for working across party lines.
Flags in Mississippi are flying at half-staff to honor a Republican former U.S. senator who brought billions of dollars to the state.
Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, will speak at the funeral of former Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a Republican who led the committee for several years and was known for working across party lines.
Three top city officials attended a funeral for a Columbus Police Department lieutenant’s mother in Detroit, Michigan, in early September.
The community will have one final chance to said goodbye to Robert “Uncle Bunky” Williams on Friday.
Hundreds of people, many waving Confederate battle flags outside, gathered for the funeral of a black rebel flag supporter killed in an accident near Oxford.
State senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney was carried Wednesday into the Statehouse where he served the people for nearly 20 years, becoming the first African-American since Reconstruction to rest in honor in the South Carolina Rotunda.
Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area’s flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.