Civil Rights leader, former Hopewell mayor to be laid to rest

Civil Rights leader, former Hopewell mayor to be laid to rest

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - A Civil Rights leader and former Hopewell mayor will be laid to rest on Monday.

The Rev. Dr. Curtis Harris died at the age of 93 on Dec. 10.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at First Baptist Church, located at 401 North 2nd Ave. The open casket viewing will be held at 10 a.m.

Hopewell officials are alerting drivers about the temporary road closures due to the memorial and procession of the late Rev. Dr. Harris.

The temporary road closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Officials are asking drivers to obey all traffic signs and to expect delays.

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