Musicians, Fans Fill Macon as Gregg Allman Laid to Rest

Musicians, Fans Fill Macon as Gregg Allman Laid to Rest

Gregg Allman was laid to rest in Macon on June 3rd, buried in Rose Hill Cemetery (where his brother Duane and founding Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley are also buried) following a private ceremony at Snow’s Memorial Chapel. Allman’s ex-wife Cher, along with their son Elijah Blue, musician Peter Frampton, singer Bonnie Bramlett and former president Jimmy Carter were in attendance, as were Allman Brothers Band members Jaimoe, Dickey Betts and Derek Trucks (the latter with wife Susan Tedeschi). Allman’s children Devon, Delilah and Layla gave eulogies, as did Duane’s daughter Galadrielle and Gregg’s wife Shannon.

Over a thousand fans lined the procession route from the chapel to the cemetery, where many watched from a hillside as the musician and singer – who passed away on May 27th at age 69 after several years battling liver cancer – was laid to rest.

Later that night, live music rang out in tribute to Gregg at a private gathering at the Big House, the onetime Allman Brothers home that is now a museum devoted to them. Allman’s solo band jammed into the night, joined by several of the attending musicians.

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