• North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones funeral set for Thursday

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    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Services for North Carolina U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. will be held later this week at the church he attended.

    An obituary released by Farmville Funeral Home said Jones' body will lie in repose late Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Greenville, with a funeral to follow at the church Thursday afternoon.

    Jones died Sunday on his 76th birthday. The Republican served in the U.S. House since 1995, representing the coastal 3rd Congressional District. Jones was known for opposition to the Iraq war after actively supporting it leading up to the 2003 invasion. He also supported campaign finance reform and reducing the national debt.

    Jones previously served for 10 years in the North Carolina House as a Democrat. His father served in Congress for more than 25 years.

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