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Mourners gather to remember former House Speaker

Hundreds gathered in the hometown of Georgia House Speaker David Ralston Sunday to remember not only a powerful politician but one whose care for others crossed the political divide.

Current Gov. Brian Kemp and former governors Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal were in the crowd at the Fannin County High School Performing Arts Center in Blue Ridge. Ralston was buried Sunday after the funeral in a private ceremony in nearby Ellijay, where he grew up the son of the Gilmer County court clerk.

Ralston moved to Blue Ridge after graduating from law school at the University of Georgia. He began his political career in 1992. He died November 16th at age 68.