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B.B. King Viewing Friday in Vegas Before Mississippi Burial

In this photo taken May 6, 2015, a wall mural of B.B. King overlooks a downtown parking area in Indianola, Miss. King claimed Indianola as his hometown after moving there as a teenager. The influence of the acclaimed "King of the Blues," is seen throughout the small Mississippi Delta town. King died Thursday night, May 14, 2015, at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he had been in hospice care. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
In this photo taken May 6, 2015, a wall mural of B.B. King overlooks a downtown parking area in Indianola, Miss. King claimed Indianola as his hometown after moving there as a teenager. The influence of the acclaimed “King of the Blues,” is seen throughout the small Mississippi Delta town. King died Thursday night, May 14, 2015, at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he had been in hospice care. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

KEN RITTER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King will be buried in Mississippi, but a public viewing and a private service for family members will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent home.

King died Thursday at home in Las Vegas at age 89.

His business agent, LaVerne Toney, says the viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary West.

Mortuary manager Matthew Phillips says there won’t be a memorial service during viewing, but people will be able see King’s open casket.

Toney and Phillips say a private family funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at a larger Palm Mortuary chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

Toney says she’s still making arrangements for a funeral and burial next week in Indianola, Mississippi.

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