CHARLOTTE, NC (Tim Funk/The Charlotte Observer) - Billy Graham, the Charlotte-born evangelist who died Wednesday, will be buried on the grounds of Charlotte's Billy Graham Library.
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He'll be buried next to his wife, Ruth, who died in 2007. Like her, he will be laid to rest in a plywood coffin made by prison inmates.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association moved its headquarters from Minneapolis to Charlotte in 2004. And on June 5, 2007, the $27 million Billy Graham Library opened, drawing past U.S. presidents, celebrities and thousands of tourists to a barn-shaped building. Inside, it's filled with everything from Graham's 1983 Presidential Medal of Freedom to the engagement ring he gave Ruth.