Sunday, December 3, 2006 9:38 p.m. EST

Jimmy Carter Talks of Funeral Plans

Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday he hopes to be buried in front of his home in Plains, the southwest Georgia town where he and his wife were born.

“Plains is special to us,” the 82-year-old said during a three-hour live C-SPAN2 interview. “I could be buried in Arlington Cemetery or wherever I want, but my wife was born here and I was born here.”

As a child, Carter briefly lived next door to Rosalynn, and the two began dating in 1945. The couple married the next year and in July celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

“Plains is where our hearts have always been,” he said.

Carter said there are also plans for a funeral in Washington as well as a brief display of his body in Atlanta.