The funeral for Army staff Sgt. James Hunter, the Lexington native who was killed in Afghanistan last week, will be in Winchester next week.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 204 South Main Street, with the Rev. James Williams presiding. Burial will follow in the veterans section of Lexington Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday held at the church. Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of arrangements.
Hunter's body was released by the Army in Delaware on Wednesday night, and it was to be flown Thursday morning to northern Ohio, where Hunter grew up. Services there will be Friday.
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According to Taylor Funeral Home officials, Hunter's body will be driven from Ohio to Winchester on Saturday and should arrive at the funeral home late Saturday afternoon. Hunter's family and Winchester city officials will meet the body for a brief ceremony at the funeral home.
The body will be escorted to Kentucky by units from the Kentucky State Police, the Lexington police department and the Clark County Sheriff's Department, as well as contingents of the Patriot Guard, a motorcycle group, from Kentucky and Ohio.
Hunter, 25, was killed in an insurgent bomb blast June 18 while on foot patrol.