Rev Jasper Williams

A nephew of the late soul singer Aretha Franklin said the Franklin family did not approve of the eulogy given by Rev. Jasper W. Williams, Jr. at Aretha’s star-studded, 8-hour funeral in Detroit on August 31.

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Today marks the first of four days of public viewings in Detroit, MI, for Aretha Franklin who passed away on August 16 at her Detroit apartment after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Thousands of mourners queued in long lines that stretched around the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History where the Queen of Soul lay in repose in a golden casket.

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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will be remembered with a funeral fit for a president when he is laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 1. McCain died at his Arizona ranch on Saturday, August 25, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 81.

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