A memorial service for Dale Bumpers, the former governor and U.S. senator who died Friday at 90, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church. The family has asked, in lieu of flowers, memorials to Every Child By Two at 1233 20th street NW, Suite 403, Washington, DC 20036 or www.ECBT.org, or the Arkansas Nature Conservancy at 601 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, or another charity.
Roller Chenal Funeral Home is handling arrangements. At the link, you can see the guestbook, where tributes are rolling in from around the world.
UPDATE: AETN announced Monday afternoon that it had scheduled airings later this week of a three-part interview with Bumpers by Times columnist Ernest Dumas. It will broadcast “Men and Women of Distinction: Dale Bumpers” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
“Part 1” discusses Bumpers’ childhood in Charleston and his life before politics; “Part 2” covers his years as Governor of Arkansas and historic run for the U.S. Senate in 1974; and “Part 3” examines his years in the Senate and retirement from politics.