MIDLAND, Tx. (KOSA) -- Please avoid the area of First Baptist Church in the time leading up to the start of services. Heavy traffic is expected in the vicinity of the church, which is located at 2104 W. Louisiana. Mourners from across the state are expected to attend.
Law enforcement also plans to escort the casket to Greenwood Cemetery between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Lane closures will be put in place on FM 307 and FM 1379 near the cemetery, which is close to the Greenwood schools. The interment is scheduled at 7 p.m. and closures could last until around 10 p.m.
It should also be noted that the Patriot Guard will escort the casket from Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home, 3800 N. Big Spring, to First Baptist Church around 9:45 a.m. The long escort line will also affect traffic during that time.