Public memorial, funeral services for Zell Miller announced; former governor to lie in state at Georgia Capitol

The public will have a chance to pay its respects to Zell Miller in Atlanta and in his beloved North Georgia hometown in the coming days.

The Miller Institute Foundation announced three days of services for the former Georgia governor, U.S. senator and father of the HOPE scholarship, who died Friday morning at the age of 86.

On Monday, a  public memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. on the campus of Young Harris College. The event will be held in Glenn-McGinnis Hall in the Clegg Fine Arts Building of the college where Miller was a professor when he ran for and won a state Senate seat to launch his political career. The Clegg building is at 1 College Street in Miller's lifelong hometown of Young Harris.

On Tuesday, a celebration of life service will take place at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road NE in Atlanta. At the conclusion of the 11 a.m. service, the family will travel to the Georgia State Capitol, where Miller will lie in state in the rotunda.

Georgia Sen. Zell Miller spoke Wednesday evening, Sept. 1, 2004, to the Republican National Convention in New York City.  09012004  (KEITH MYERS/The Kansas City Star/TNS)

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Credit: Keith Myers

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, the executive state funeral for Miller will take place in the Capitol rotunda.

All of these events are open to the public. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Miller Institute Foundation in memory of Zell Bryan Miller.

Condolences: Read and sign the guestbook for Zell Miller