According to a press release sent out Monday morning, a funeral for Jones will be open to the public this Thursday, May 2nd, at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. The service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (EST). In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund or to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family,” Jones’ publicist, Kirt Webster, said in a statement.
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