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Road closures for former SC Gov. James Edwards' funeral procession

James Edwards was governor of South Carolina from 1975 until 1979. (Photo Source: WCSC) James Edwards was governor of South Carolina from 1975 until 1979. (Photo Source: WCSC)
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The funeral services for former South Carolina Governor James Edwards will be held Monday afternoon in downtown Charleston.

Edwards, who served as governor from 1987 until 1995, died Friday morning at his home. He was 87-years-old.

The procession will leave Stuhr's funeral home at 232 Calhoun Street at approximately 12:15 p.m. enroute to St. Phillip's Church at 142 Church Street, where his service will take place at 1 p.m.

Parking on Cumberland Street from Church Street to State Street will be reserved for family and dignitaries.

Charleston police say they will have limited road closures as the procession makes its way through the city. This will cause some traffic congestion and parking issues in the French Quarter area.

Road closures:

  • Calhoun and Smith St
  • Calhoun and Rutledge Ave
  • Rutledge Ave and Bull St
  • Rutledge Ave and Montagu St
  • Rutledge Ave and Wentworth St
  • Rutledge Ave and Beaufain St
  • Rutledge Ave and Broad St
  • Broad St and Logan St
  • Broad St and King St
  • Broad St and Meeting St
  • Broad and Church St
  • Church St and Chalmers St
  • Church St and Queen St

Immediately following the service (estimated to conclude at 2:00 p.m.), the procession will leave St Phillip's Church headed to Mt Pleasant for the interment

Road Closures:

  • Cumberland St and Church St
  • Cumberland St and State St
  • Cumberland St and E. Bay St
  • E. Bay St and Market St
  • E. Bay St and Hasell St
  • E. Bay St and George St
  • E. Bay St and Calhoun St
  • E. Bay St and Columbus St
The entrances to the Ravenel Bridge from I-26 East, West, and Meeting St will also be stopped by SCHP until the procession gets up onto the Ravenel Bridge.

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