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George Jones’ Funeral to Be Held Thursday, Open to the Public

George Jones

George Jones photo courtesy of Webster PR.

George Jones’ funeral will take place Thursday May 2 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Open to the public, services will begin at 10 a.m. A private visitation for family, friends and fellow performers will take place on Wednesday. George passed away Friday, April 26, at the age of 81.

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“Thanks to George’s friends, fans, and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible time,” George’s wife, Nancy Jones, said. “I love you all.”

“George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family,” publicist Kirt Webster said.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Grand Ole Opry trust fund (Opry Trust Fund, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214) or to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at


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