NBC4 anchor Jim Vance was laid to rest in a 15-minute private service at Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Aspen Hill, Md. Monday.

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His immediate family, about 40 people, were in attendance. The Reverend Willie Wilson pastor of Union Temple Baptist church in Southeast delivered the eulogy at the grave site.

A public sendoff will be planned for September.

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Vance passed away a week ago Saturday at his home in Silver Spring from cancer. He had been Washington's longest working TV anchor with 45 years at WRC-TV.

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