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Hemsley remembered by friends, family at funeral

November 22, 2012 • Entertainment


CORRECTS DATE – Air Force servicemen remove the flag draped on the casket of actor Sherman Hemsley who was buried at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 in Fort Bliss, Texas. Friends and family remembered Hemsley at his funeral service in Texas by showing video clips of his best known role as George Jefferson on the TV sitcom “The Jeffersons.” He died in July but a fight over his estate has delayed his burial. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Mark Lambie) EL DIARIO OUT; JUAREZ MEXICO OUT AND EL DIARIO DE EL PASO OUT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Friends and family remembered actor Sherman Hemsley at his funeral Wednesday in Texas by showing video clips of him as George Jefferson, the TV role that was his best known.

About 150 people attended the service at Cielo Vista Church in El Paso. Hemsley, 74, died of lung cancer on July 24, but a fight over his estate delayed his burial.

Mourners couldn’t help but laugh as they watched the clips of Hemsley playing the feisty, bigoted owner of a chain of dry-cleaning bLogin to read more

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