8:24 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Missouri lawmakers pass funeral protest law change

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Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill designed to clear up potential confusion about the state law restricting protests at funerals.

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4:09 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Funeral services announced for Rep. Skelton

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Funeral services have been announced for former Missouri congressman Ike Skelton.

The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Monday on the campus of Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington. A burial service with military rites is scheduled for later that day at a Lexington cemetery.

Skelton died this past Monday of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Virginia. He was 81.

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6:05 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Thousands gather in downtown Columbia to remember fallen soldier [video]

A crowd gathers before the funeral of Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt on July 21 at First Baptist Church on Broadway. Wyatt died earlier this month in Afghanistan, and thousands of community members gathered in red shirts to support the family.
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Columbia came together on Saturday to remember a fallen soldier. A radical protest group had said it would be in town for the funeral, but it was overshadowed. The event was much more than a response to a protest. 

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2:31 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Flags surround church in honor of fallen soldier Sterling Wyatt

American flags line the sidewalk around First Baptist Church in downtown Columbia in preparation for the funeral Saturday of Spc. Sterling Wyatt, who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.
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The Patriot Guard placed flags around First Baptist Church on Broadway in downtown Columbia in preparation for the funeral of Spc. Sterling Wyatt. 

Wyatt died July 11 while on duty in Afghanistan. Groups of supporters lined the streets of Columbia Thursday  during a procession from Columbia Regional Airport to Wyatt's home. 

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