8:43am

Wed February 4, 2009
WVAS Local

Former Governor Guy Hunt Will Be Laid To Rest Today

Montgomery, Alabama – Funeral services will be held today for Former Governor Guy Hunt. Hunt died Friday of lung cancer; he was 75 years old.

Gov. Bob Riley, Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. and many other state officials plan to attend the funeral today in the north Alabama town of Boaz.

Republican Governor Riley credits Hunt with helping the Republican Party emerge in Alabama. A spokesman for the Democratic lieutenant governor said he also plans to attend. Folsom served as lieutenant governor when Hunt was governor.

Spokesmen for the Legislature said the lawmakers are also rearranging their schedules so members can attend. The Legislature had planned a busy schedule of committee meetings for today but those meetings are being postponed.