Memorial Scheduled for Obama's Grandmother

HONOLULU (AP) _ A memorial service for President-elect Barack
Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, will be held Friday at
the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.
The Borthwick Mortuary said today that the service will be open
to the public, but the Obama family will not be in attendance.
The president-elect is scheduled to visit Hawaii in December to
honor his grandmother, who grew up in the south-central Kansas town
of Augusta.
She helped raise Obama in Honolulu and died two nights before
the election. Officials have not specified when Obama will make the
trip.
Dunham's husband, Stanley Dunham was buried at the cemetery
following his death in 1992. The World War II veteran was raised in
El Dorado.
It's unclear what arrangements have been made for Madelyn
Dunham's remains.

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