The Latest: 3 ex-presidents to speak at Zell Miller service

March 26, 2018
FILE - In this July 13, 1992 file photo, Georgia Gov. Zell Miller waves to delegates at the Democratic Convention in New York. A family spokesperson said he died Friday, March 23, 2018. He was 86. (AP Photo/Joe Marquette)

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on public services for the late Georgia governor and senator Zell Miller (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

A funeral service is to be held Tuesday in Atlanta for former Georgia governor and U.S. senator Zell Miller with three former presidents set to speak: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

It’s the second following one Monday attended by hundreds of mourners in Young Harris, Georgia, where Miller died Friday at the age of 86. Tuesday’s service will be held at a Methodist church in Atlanta.

Afterward, Miller’s remains will lie in state at the Georgia Capitol until a state funeral Wednesday.

Miller is remembered throughout Georgia as architect of an education lottery that has financed pre-kindergarten programs for 1.6 million children cumulatively.


3 p.m.

A past governor of Georgia, U.S. senator and counselor to presidents, Zell Miller has been remembered in a funeral service for his many political accomplishments.

Miller died Friday in Georgia at the age of 86.

His former aide and prominent Democratic strategist Paul Begala told several hundred mourners gathered at Young Harris College in Miller’s hometown that Miller was a skilled politician who “knew not only how to win power in elections, but how to wield power in office.”

Monday’s funeral launched three days of public honors for Miller, who served as governor of Georgia from 1991 to 1999 and U.S. senator from 2000 to 2005. There will be a second funeral Tuesday at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, after which Miller will lie in state at the Georgia Capitol until a state funeral Wednesday.