Dickens services set
Monday, January 5, 2015
– A public visitation for the late Little Jimmy Dickens will be held Wednesday with a celebration of life service on Thursday morning at the Grand Ole Opry.
Dickens, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, died at 94 on Friday after suffering a stroke in December.
The visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. at Woodlawn Roesch Patton, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville.
A public service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. Friends, family and the public are welcome at both.
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