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Funeral services for Elder Robert D. Hales, a member of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will be held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday at 11 a.m.

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Elder Hales died Sunday of causes incident to age between the final two sessions of the church’s 2017 semiannual general conference after serving as an apostle for 23 years. He was 85.

The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older, according to a news release issued by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Temple Square gates and the Tabernacle doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Those wishing to attend should be in their seats by 10:30 a.m. Overflow seating will be available in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. The church campus buildings will be closed at 10:30 a.m. and will reopen following the funeral at 1 p.m.

The funeral services will be broadcast live via MormonNewsroom.orgLDS.org (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), KSL TV 5.2, the KSL TV app, BYUtv, BYUtv Global, KBYUtv Eleven, BYUtv International, Mormon ChannelCanal Mormón (Spanish) and on the church satellite system. In addition, audio broadcasts will air on KSL radio, BYU Classical 89 and BYU Radio.

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