Former Governor To Lie In State at Capitol

October 6, 2003 - Posted at: 1:41 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The body of former Arkansas Governor Sid McMath will lie in state at the Capitol in Little Rock tomorrow.

The 91-year-old McMath died at his home in Little Rock on Saturday night.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Heights Methodist Church in Little Rock.  Burial with full military honors will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.

A reception will be held at the church following the burial.

McMath will lie in state in the Capitol rotunda from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, accompanied by a U.S. Marine honor guard.  McMath was a retired Marine who served in World War Two and reached the rank of Major General in the reserves.

Yesterday Governor Mike Huckabee ordered all state flags flown at half-staff until McMath's burial.

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