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GEORGE JONES FUNERAL SERVICE TO BE OPEN TO PUBLIC

GEORGE JONES FUNERAL SERVICE
TO BE OPEN TO PUBLIC

 

Nashville,
Tenn. (April 28, 2013) – George Jones’ funeral will take place on
Thursday, May 2nd at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee,
starting at 10 am and will be open to the public.

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

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

A private visitation for family, friends, and fellow performers
will take place on Wednesday evening.  Since this is private, please
call 615-777-6995 x230 for time and location.

“The Voice” of Country Music fell silent with the passing of the
iconic legend, George Jones in Nashville at the age of 81.   Long
recognized as country music’s most indescribable voice by not only the
fans, but critics in all genres, the music world continues to mourn the
loss  of its’ finest stylist, who was considered the greatest living
country singer.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956, George Jones achieved
perhaps his greatest personal honor when he was inducted into the
Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

More than 35 years ago, as noted in his discography, George Jones
recorded “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?”, a song that posed the question
of whether music newcomers would come along that could possibly walk in
the steps of the progenitors and giants of country music.  In light of
the loss of this legendary voice, the question has never seemed more
poignant.

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 http://store.countrymusichalloffame.com/categories/Donate/

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
222 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

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