Allman's Burial Plot Getting Makeover

posted by Chip Nelson - 

On June 4th of last year, the day after Gregg Allman was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia, his manager told us of plans to renovate the plot.

His grave is in a cluster with his brother Duane Allman's and bassist Berry Oakley's. Their mother's ashes were to be buried between them, and a memorial wall would be built to house the ashes of bandmate Butch Trucks.

Work is finally under way and should be done next month. Macon-Bibb County Parks and Beautification Director Sam Kitchens says, “It is the family’s design in a private plot, and it is all funded by them.”

Duane was buried there in 1971 after being killed in a motorcycle accident. Oakley died a year later after a motorcycle crash in almost the exact same spot. Mama A passed in 2015.

Rose Hill also houses the grave of Elizabeth Reed, whose name was given to the classic song written by Dickey Betts. He and drummer Jaimoe are the only surviving members of the original lineup.

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