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Aretha Franklin funeral set for Aug. 31 at Greater Grace Temple

By Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press

Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest at Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery following an Aug. 31 funeral at Greater Grace Temple on the city’s west side, her family told the Free Press today via a spokesperson.

The funeral will follow a public viewing Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Midtown, where Franklin will lie in state. The viewing will run 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.

Greater Grace, which seats about 4,000, has been the site of funerals for many notable Detroit figures, including Rosa Parks, Marcus Belgrave and the Four Tops’ Levi Stubbs.


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