George Jones Funeral to be Held May 2

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The remembrance, open to the public, will take place at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

A public funeral for country music icon George Jones has been set for May 2.

"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 in a press release. 

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The remembrance will take place at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville at 10 a.m. Thursday. A private service will be held Wednesday at an unidentified location.

The Country Music Hall of Famer died earlier this week at the age of 81 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being hospitalized since April 18.