Thousands expected to attend Helms' visitation
Former Sen. Jesse Helms will lie in repose from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hayes-Barton Baptist Church. A private burial will follow.Posted — Updated
Helms, 86, died Friday in Raleigh. His cause of death was not released.
Helms will lie in repose Monday until 8 p.m. Helm's family will be at the church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Helms was a longtime member of Hayes Barton and attended services there for 67 years. He also served as a deacon for a while.
Helms was remembered Sunday by the church's congregation.
Gov. Mike Easley ordered all North Carolina state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Helms. Easley said flags will be flown at half-staff from Monday until sunset Tuesday in memory of Helms, who represented North Carolina in the Senate from 1973 to 2003.
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