Family, friends and even a former President were in attendance Saturday as Gregg Allman was laid to rest in Macon, Georgia.
Those paying their respects to the late Allman Brothers Band frontman included his ex-wife Cher, former president Jimmy Carter, and his bandmates, including Jaimoe, Dickey Betts and Derek Trucks.
As requested, fans gathered along the route from the chapel to Rose Hill Cemetery, where Gregg was laid to rest alongside his brother Duane and band mate Berry Oakley. Many were even allowed to watch the burial from a hill overlooking Gregg’s grave.
- As for President Carter, earlier on Saturday he announced his decision to attend the ceremony noting, “Gregg and the Allman Brothers Band were very helpful to me in my 1976 presidential campaign. Gregg Allman was better known than I was at that time.” He added, "Gregg Allman was there when I needed him and Rosalynn and I have always been grateful to him."
- Cher also took to Twitter to pay her respects to her ex. "Gregory's children are AMAZING. We Spent hard day,Then went 2 Gregory house.We reminisced & watced (sunset).I'm so proud of em...THEY'RE ALLMANS," she tweeted, adding, "Final goodbye to a Musical GeniusHe was,sweet,shy,Loving,man,AND a mystery to all of us at times.He had demons & he fought them.We (Love)'d Him."
- A jam in Allman's honor took place at the Allman Brothers Museum "The Big House," featuring members of the Allman Brothers, along with Junior Mack and Berry Oakley’s son.