Funeral held for former North Carolina US Rep. Howard Coble

File Photo: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio re-enacts the mock swearing in of Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Current and former elected officials joined family and friends in remembering North Carolina U.S. Rep. Howard Coble at his funeral.

Coble's service, was held Tuesday in his native Greensboro, and featured remarks by Gov. Pat McCrory, former U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes and current U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, who succeeded Coble when he chose not to seek re-election in 2014.

Coble died last week at age 84. With 30 years on Capitol Hill, Coble is the longest-serving Republican U.S. House member in North Carolina history.

Former Coble congressional staff members also were slated to address attendees at Westover Church. Two-thousand bulletins were being printed for the service.

Coble's internment will be private at another church where he was a member for over 70 years.

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