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2011-07-27 16:32:00

MONTREAT, N.C., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The evangelical world has lost one of its greatest spokesmen, and I have lost one of my close personal friends and advisors. I look forward to seeing him again when I go to Heaven. SOURCE Billy Graham

2009-07-17 21:45:00

MONTREAT, N.C., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "Walter Cronkite was one of the closest friends I had in journalism. He was an icon. I doubt if anybody will replace him in the hearts and minds of Americans. I respected his views on so many subjects. "I will never forget Walter's narration of a documentary film produced about my wife, Ruth. May God bless his family during these days." FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Ross (469) 774-6362 Melany Ethridge (214) 912-8934...

2008-10-11 18:00:30

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Evangelist Billy Graham has returned to his mountain home in Montreat, N.C. upon his release this afternoon from Mission Hospital in nearby Asheville following a brief stay. He was admitted for observation after he tripped over one of his three dogs and fell late Friday. Mr. Graham's physicians said that he suffered no broken bones in the fall. They had offered him the choice of being released or remaining in the hospital overnight for additional...

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2007-06-14 18:10:09

By MIKE BAKER MONTREAT, N.C. - Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world's most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87. Graham died at 5:05 p.m. at her home at Little Piney Cove, surrounded by her husband and all their five children, said a statement released by Larry Ross, Billy Graham's spokesman. "Ruth was my life partner, and we were called by God as a team," Billy Graham said in a statement. "No one else could have...

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2006-12-13 21:00:05

By TIM WHITMIRE CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A family feud has broken out over where ailing evangelist Billy Graham and his equally frail wife, Ruth, will be buried. The couple had long been expected to place their graves at The Cove, a Bible training center near the Grahams' mountainside home at Montreat, but now those plans are uncertain. Mark DeMoss, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, acknowledged Wednesday that the family is now divided on the issue. He said the burial...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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