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Former US Senator Jim Bunning laid to rest today

Jim Bunning (Provided photo) Jim Bunning (Provided photo)
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Former US Senator and baseball hall-of-famer Jim Bunning was laid to rest this weekend.

The Fort Thomas native died on Friday, May 26. His family says he passed away from complications of a stroke he suffered in October.

Sen. Bunning's funeral was held Saturday morning at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. Burial followed at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Bunning served as a Kentucky State Senator from 1979-1983, was a six term United States Congressman and two term United States Senator.

He was also a former Hall of Fame pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates & L.A. Dodgers. 

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