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About 3,000 people are expected to attend Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe's funeral on the Sunshine Coast on Friday.

The 13-year-old boy was last seen waiting for a bus at the Kiel Mountain Road Overpass at Woombye on the Sunshine Coast hinterland in December 2003.

Brett Peter Cowan, 43, is accused of abducting Daniel and killing him.

The funeral will be held in the church at Siena Catholic College, which was the 13-year-old boy's former school at Sippy Downs.

Father Joe Duffy says it will include a requiem mass and procession with a guard of honour.

"The first part we call the tributes and that's the part where there are some speeches made, and then there's a picture show," he said.

"The family asked for a requiem mass so that follows.

"There's what's called a commendation and after that the casket's carried in procession out of the church.

"There'll be a guard of honour that's at least 150 metres long and I think that's something that a lot of people will want to take part in."

ABC

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