Posted December 30, 2006 04:52 pm - Updated December 30, 2006 04:58 pm

"Homegoing" service ends

The Rev. Larry Fryer has given the benediction at James Brown's four-hour "homegoing celebration" this afternoon, as the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson deliver parting words. The gold casket carrying Mr. Brown's body is being closed as the family is now leaving for a private burial at Mr. Brown's Beech Island, S.C. home. -- Johnny Edwards