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Private Funeral Held for Former Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt

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Former NCAA basketball coach Pat Summitt is presented with a Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in Washington, DC, May 29, 2012.Brooks Kraft / Corbis = Getty Images

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A private funeral service for former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt was held Thursday.

Erin Freeman, who has been acting as a spokeswoman for the Summitt family this week, confirmed that the funeral took place Thursday in Clarksville, Tennessee. When Summitt died Tuesday, her family had issued a statement saying a private ceremony would be held in Middle Tennessee without disclosing a date or exact location.

Related: Remembering Pat Summitt's Pioneer Spirit

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Tennessee coach Holly Warlick tweeted Thursday that "She has been laid to rest. ... Godspeed Pat. ... Godspeed. U r home." Former Tennessee players Michelle Marciniak and Chamique Holdsclaw sent tweets indicating they were at the ceremony.

A public ceremony to celebrate Summitt's life is scheduled for July 14 at Thompson-Boling Arena, the Lady Volunteers' home floor.

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