3 former presidents head to Atlanta for Zell Miller’s funeral


George Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are seen in this 2004 photo along with former President Georgia H.W. Bush. Photo: RIC FELD/AP

ATLANTA (AP) – Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will share a pulpit as they eulogize former Georgia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller at an Atlanta church.

The funeral Tuesday at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is the second of three public services for Miller, who died Friday at the age of 86.

Miller was a lifelong Democrat but is the only American to have delivered the keynote address at a Democratic and Republican national convention. He did it for Clinton in 1992 and Bush in 2004.

Miller was celebrated Monday in his hometown of Young Harris in the north Georgia mountains where he was born and where he died.

After Tuesday’s service, he will lie in state at the Georgia Capitol until a state funeral Wednesday.

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