Published: Jul 06, 2010 11:01 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 06, 2010 8:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - A private burial is planned for the late Sen.

Robert C. Byrd at a suburban Washington cemetery.

Byrd is to be buried Tuesday at a cemetery in Arlington, Va.,

next to his late wife Erma. The burial is the final moment of

farewell for the elder West Virginia statesman who served half a

century in the U.S. Senate.

Byrd died June 28 at the age of 92 at a hospital in Fairfax, Va.

His body lay in repose on the Senate floor in Washington last

week and thousands in West Virginia also paid their respects at a

public viewing in Charleston, where President Barack Obama attended

a memorial service.