George Jones' funeral will be held at Grand Ole Opry

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George Jones' family says he would have wanted fans to be able to pay their respects, so they're holding a public funeral for him.

Jones' funeral is set for Thursday at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Fellow performers, family and friends will have a private visitation on Wednesday.

Instead of flowers, the family has asked for contributions to be made to the Opry Trust Fund or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Jones died Friday at the age of 81 while in the middle of his farewell tour.

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