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Inside Anna's Funeral

3/2/2007 3:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Outside, it was a circus. Inside, it was beautiful.

Larry Birkhead, Howard K. Stern, Virgie Arthur and several hundred more of Anna Nicole Smith's closest friends and family paid their last respects to the former Playboy Playmate and TRIMSPA spokesperson in a private ceremony at Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Nassau earlier today.

After the service, Anna's coffin was moved to Lake View cemetery, for the burial -- the final chapter in the tumultuous life of Anna Nicole Smith ... perhaps.

Splash News has been hired as the official photographer of the funeral. Proceeds from the sale of this and other photographs are being donated to the Dannielynn Hope Trust Fund.

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cooky    

Rest in Peace anna NAD burn in hell spermless

2729 days ago
62.

Patt    

Well guess got the 1st picturs out splash, Vergie and her friend from splash what that tells us all.. Vergie"s stronge handed mothering stricks again.. not so cerditable is she... a mom to sell picture before her daughter is in the ground.. shame on you Vergie.... not what your daughter wants but only what you want. shame on you...

2729 days ago
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sandra    

ANNA WILL REST NOW---------HOWARD NEEDS HANDCUFFS---IF IT'S HIS BABY WHAT KIND OF FATHER WOULD ALLOW THE MOTHER TO BE DRUGGED UP AND TAPE HER FOR MONEY. GET THAT BABY AWAY FROM HIM NOW!!!!

2729 days ago
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Dawn    

I just don't understand that if Howard K . Stern did'nt want to make money off of Anna death then why did he sell out to a photo and video in the church ? And the news keeps saying that the money goes to him , no one else. To me it sounds like he is living off her death as he did in the last 10 years of her life. Ok besides that why did he give out the cheap shots at the ceremony ?
I will say that I am happy that they finally laid Anna to rest . But wasn't the daughter's ( as I'll call him ) helper suppossed to set everything up and all I keep hearing is Howard allowed this and Howard did this. Sounds to me like he did the whole planning . And why didn't someone say NOOOOOOOOO camara's or Video HOWARD!

2729 days ago
65.

hurl    

I was out and just caught the end of it, but Rita Cosby (MSNBC) was a guest at the funeral and was saying something about Virgie and LB making nice, heartfelt comments at ANS's funeral, but HKS referred to 'Anna's SO-CALLED family' during his remarks and that Virgie seemed very upset by that and Rita said the comments were "off-color". I think she means inappropriate, considering what the circumstances and place they were at.

2729 days ago
66.

nosy    

R,

Heard that also by Rita Cosby.... HK$ was acting.. ET paid him exclusive rights for the inside the church and this way they can defame Virgie and make himself look good.. anyone with any class would not talk about themselves at a church service, but only the deceased in loving memory -- he thinks he will some out smelling like a Rose... when in-fact the world around him will crumble down after today..

For those of you who say Virgie had splash pay for it - go to their website - no photos of it -- HK$ is making $$$$ of her death -- ET paid HK$ for exclusive rights to her funeral -- he is digging his own hole --- keep it up Howie -- you need all the $$$ you can get right now -- big legal battles against you soon

2729 days ago
67.

Justice For Dannielynn    

number one thanks for the info..I just saw on MSNBC Rita Cosby report of inside the funeral she said that Anna's mom gave a lovely Eulogy to her daughter so did Larry and but yet Howard SlimeBall Stern used Anna's funeral to attack her so called family and when he was done that he supporters cheered and all Anna's mother could to was to sit there and weep...What a jerk and i pray to God they find a way to lock him up

2729 days ago
68.

SJ    

HOW DARE YOU HOWARD ,SAY IT WAS DISHONORABLE FOR CERTAIN FAMILY MEMBERS & SO CALLED FRIENDS TO HOLD OFF ON HER BURIAL! ITS "YOU" THAT WAS DISHONORABLE WHILE ANNA WAS ALIVE TO GIVE HER YOUR DRUGS!!! god & YOU only know what you had to do with daniel's death. i hope & pray this all comes out in the future, this is just the beginning for you. SHE WOULD STILL BE HERE IF SHE NEVER MET YOU TO BEGIN WITH. also, to look right into vergie's eyes while you said that. you are a disgrace & should be ashamed of yourself to have your clan get up & clap at your STUPID farewell to anna. you are a menance to society, shame anna wasn't in her right mind to see this herself.

2729 days ago
69.

Granny    

why didn't Stern pin the 7 insurance policies to her pick drapped coffin? Scumbag Stern just like most men who knock off their wife for the insurance, I guess you don't watch CourtTV Forensic shows. Like the husband who pushed his wife off a Big Sur cliff and tried to blame the dog, that's you.

2729 days ago
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ilovecelebgossip    

Rest in Peace Anna

2729 days ago
71.

elisabeth houle    

why don't you just let her rest in peace how you like it if it was one of your family member and someone said nasty remarks about them.
I don't think there anything wrong in what was on her coffin if that is what she chose
some of you need to get a life

2729 days ago
72.

DJ    

HEY DUH..................................WHY DONT YOU TAKE YOUR OWN ADVISE. YOU ARE JUST AS BAD AS ANYONE ELSE. YOU MADE A COMMENT, IT REALLY SUCKED TOO. SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE NO LIFE OR LOVER. YOU ALSO SOUND BITTER, AND VERY JEALOUS.
RIP ANS.

2729 days ago
73.

jack    

burn in hell, you whore... shame on you wasting Life and demoralizing everything you touched... you wont even rot naturally for you are full of plastic, inside-out... you have been food for voulchers, all those "middlemen" jews - stern, rosen, seidlin, milstein, goldberg, the playboy jewboy, forgot his name... man, you have been used.. stupid Anna... what a great life you missed... stupid white trash... mazeltah to you.

2729 days ago
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Pam The Real Pam    

gawd she was beautiful!!!! finally peace for Anna........i wish I could have ever known the kind of love she and her son shared.......i have 2 grown sons, one would spit on my grave, the other, well he just can't be bothered. And I was a devoted mother to the max (no brag just fact). The better you are to people the more they shit on you. I am happy it is finally over. Rest in peace girl.

2729 days ago
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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

Koward's going to find out real quick that a slew of police detectives and big-league insurance investigators is a little different to deal with than one poor, drugged-out pin-up girl.

2729 days ago
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