B.B. King Public Viewing to Be held Friday in Las Vegas

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BB King performs a New Year's Day show at the Birchmere in 2010.

Blues legend B.B. King will be buried in Mississippi, but a public viewing and a private service for family members will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent home.

King died Thursday at home in Las Vegas at age 89.

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His business agent, LaVerne Toney, says the viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary West.

Mortuary manager Matthew Phillips says there won't be a memorial service during viewing, but people will be able see King's open casket.

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Toney and Phillips say a private family funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at a larger Palm Mortuary chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

Toney says she's still making arrangements for a funeral and burial next week in Indianola, Mississippi.