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Mel Tillis Being Laid to Rest Today

November 28, 2017 GMT

Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer Mel Tillis will be laid to rest during a private burial following a public funeral service Monday in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Mel’s family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT on Monday at Sykes Funeral Home in the Nashville suburb, before a 3 p.m. memorial at Clarksville’s Mount Herman Baptist Church.

An earlier service was also held Saturday at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church in Silver Springs, in the singer, songwriter and comedian’s native Florida.

Mel’s family plans to have a public memorial in Music City in January, especially for fans and friends in the music industry, with details to be announced later.

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The 85-year-old passed away a week ago Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida after a long battle to regain his health that started with intestinal issues in early 2016.