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Scruggs‘ closed casket sat just below the famous stage, with a banjo just behind it. A dozen floral arrangements decorated the stage.

Performers during the service included McCoury, Skaggs, Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Jon Randall Stewart, John McEuen, Jim Mills, Marty Stuart and Patty Loveless.

The funeral was near a cluster of downtown honky-tonks where Scruggs‘ music is still played. His plaque in the Country Music Hall of Fame is three blocks away.