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Anna Nicole's Coffin Finally Gets to Church

3/2/2007 1:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The hearse containing the body of Anna Nicole Smith arrived just moments ago at the Sandy Port community church in the Bahamas, where hundreds of mourners will pay their last respects to Anna Nicole.

Anna's mother, Virgie Arthur, arrived with the casket, though her lawyers essentially tried to stop the funeral before the body arrived. A few minutes ago, the casket was carried up to the church on a long red carpet, Hollywood premiere-style. The casket was draped in a pink cloth of some kind, with long ribbons and feathers. Neither Howard K. Stern nor Larry Birkhead were pallbearers.

The brown casket was ferried to the church in a white hearse, guided by a police motorcycle and followed by a white Bentley sedan, snaking its way up the Bahamian coastline.

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31.

get it right    

Its is a real shame that this slut is being treated like a princess. Red carpet? Give me a break , its almost as if we are burying Princess Diana again, that is pure sham. Im outraged that this twit is on RED CARPET! what the hell is this world coming to? Throw the dead bitch in the ocean and let the fish eat her. Her son was to good to be lying next to a mother who SOLD pictures of HIM after his death just to buy a boat.

2762 days ago
32.

Linda Ivy    

AFTER THIS CIRCUS OVER MONEY MAY YOUREST IN PEACE WITH YOUR SON ANNA GOD BLESS BOTH OF YOU.

2762 days ago
33.

Jenni    

Someone PLEASE save Dannielynn!!!

2762 days ago
34.

shabby cat    

Please what station is braodcasting the actual funeral from inside? Nobody is saying and I want to watch it.

2762 days ago
35.

anne radz    

i guess mothers don'ty matter

2762 days ago
36.

Jenni    

TOTALLY AGREE POTTY MOUTH!!!

2762 days ago
37.

EVY    

WHO'S GETTING THE MONEY $$$$, FOR THE CAMERAS IN THE CHURCH, HOWARD???? Didn't take long to play the game of "Lets make a Deal", HOWARD!
Anyone that we know? HOWARD? Is the money $$$$$ going to Danniellynn, HOWARD? Is the money going to be placed into a trust for Dannielynn, HOWARD?

2762 days ago
38.

snoop    

Come 'n listen to my story 'bout a woman named Anna
A poor Texan, barely kept her clothes on
And then one day, she was riding a pole
And through the doors came a oil tycoone
Oil, that is, black gold, Texas tea

/ C - G - / - - C - / - - F - / G - - C / - - - - /

Well, the first thing you know, old Annas a millionaire
Kin folk said, Anna, move away from there
Said, Californy is the place you oughta be
So she loaded up the limo and she moved to Beverly
Hills, that is, swimmin' pools, movie stars

Well, now it's time to say goodbye to Anna and all all her smut
They would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of her death on reeee ality TV
Hillbilly reality , that is, set a spell, take your shoes off

Y'all come back now, hear?

2762 days ago
39.

anne radz    

thar's lifw youe a bimbo and a druggy and your get a red carpet

2762 days ago
40.

Jenni    

Broadcasting Date of ANS Funeral to be determined by HKS!!!!

2762 days ago
41.

Barb    

Virgie Arthur's motion was denied just minutes ago. I don't know how the judge hearing Daniel's father's motion to exhume his body will rule, yet. It looks doubtful.
I'm not sure who ISN'T making money off of Anna and all that has followed including the funeral.
Today, Anna will finally, finally, finally be laid to rest next to Daniel. That's what a person's funeral is: their last intentions. I belief she wanted to be buried in the Bahamas or else she would not have instructed Stern to purchase 2, double plots. I think the 4 people she had in mind were Daniel, herself, Howard and Dannielynn. Her own, small family plot.
Dr. Perper expects to release Anna's cause of death next week.
I'm still going to reserve further judgment from legal/medical facts, as they evolve. For now, Anna's service is about to begin. I hope Arthur doesn't create a scene because she lost yet, another appeal. Interestingly, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued findings that stated Virgie Arthur was NOT A CREDIBLE WITNESS. That's a legal term for being full of crap.
So far, I feel the courts have acted within the law and with Anna's final wishes respected.
Judge Korda agreed to let Debra Opri's team have Anna's DNA. The legal system has more facts than we do and will continue until all the pieces of this tragic puzzle are solved. There is no wait period for Dannielynn. Stern and the Gibson family have made sure she was seen by a pediatrician and a social services rep. in the Bahamas. I think her ongoing care is paramount and being done well by Stern. He appears to be showing his love for Anna through Dannielynn. No matter his appearance, I applaude him for that as well as, sticking his heels in to make sure Anna's wishes were carried out.
Anything else....I want to see facts.

2762 days ago
42.

Terri    

Thank god!! As a mother, I am horrified that Ms. Arthur would do this. This is her daughter, for god's sake. Anna Nicole has made it very clear by purchasing 2 lots that she wants to be buried in the Bahamma's with her son.

I am disgusted at her mother, now I understand why ANS hated her so much!

2762 days ago
43.

ROBIN    

"had enough" You sound so young and ignorant...keep your comments to yourself!

DO NOT criticize others...you are just a child I assume or a really unintelligent person.

2762 days ago
44.

Barbo Garbo    

You all may want to heck out the ANS dead pictures that are eing pblished soon! I think they are fake becuase of the lips and the neck position, but YOU NEVER KNOW.....

http://nieuwsmening.blogse.nl/log/anna-nicole-smiths-dead/fotos-of-a-dead-anna-nicole-smith.html

2762 days ago
45.

just me    

OMG- RED CARPET! A PINK STREAMERED BLANKET.WHY DIDNT THEY GIVE HER THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY EVERY ONE DESERVES.THEY ARE STILL MAKING A FOOL OF ANS. HKS, MILLSTEIN WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. AND EVERY ONE TALKS OF HER TACKY TEXAN FAMILY. MILLSTEIN MUST BE SCREWING THE DESIGNER! WHAT A MESS AND A CIRCUS.
i HOPE SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE....AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE WHO MADE AN UTTER FOOL OF HER.

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