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Sherman Hemsley Funeral to be Held in El Paso Wednesday

Nov. 19, 2012

Aaron Bracamontes, El Paso Times, Texas

The funeral arrangements for "The Jeffersons" actor Sherman Hemsley have been finalized.

His funeral service will be at noon Wednesday at Cielo Vista Church, 3585 Lee Trevino, and he will be buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery following the service.

Hemsley, who joined the U.S. Air Force after high school, will be buried with military honors.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the San Jose Funeral Home, 10950 Pellicano.

Hemsley died in July from lung cancer. His funeral and burial were delayed at length after his biological brother from Philadelphia took Hemsley's beneficiary, Flora Enchinton, to court.

An El Paso probate judge ruled in Enchinton's favor on Nov. 9.

Aaron Bracamontes may be reached at; 546-6156. Follow him on Twitter @AaronBrac.

Source: (c)2012 the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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