Funeral arrangements set for Huntsville civil rights icon

Funeral arrangements set for Huntsville civil rights icon

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Funeral arrangements have been set for Dr. Sonnie Hereford III.

His visitation for family will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church.

The funeral will also be held at the church on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Following the funeral there will be a brief graveside service.

MORE: Huntsville civil rights pioneer Dr. Sonnie Hereford dead at 85

Hereford dies on Thursday at 85-years-old. He passed away after suffering from colon cancer.

A new elementary school in Huntsville, named after Hereford, is set to open in August. Dr. Hereford toured Sonnie Hereford Elementary School, along with his family in May.

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