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Eddy Arnold Laid To Rest

Country legend Eddy Arnold was remembered as “a simple, humble man” at his funeral service at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, May 14.

Eddy died May 8 at the age of 89 and would have turned 90 on Thursday, May 15. His grandson Shannon Pollard spoke on behalf of the family and recalled the contrasting sides of the country star: the “famous Eddy Arnold who enchanted millions” and the “simple, humble man who liked to buy used cars, eat at meat-and-threes and wear inexpensive clothes.” Among those attending the funeral service were Vince Gill, famed radio and TV host Ralph Emery, Bill Anderson and singing group the Jordanaires. Vince sang one of Eddy’s big hits, “You Don’t Know Me,” while the Jordanaires performed the hymns “Peace in the Valley” and “Precious Lord, Take my Hand.”

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