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Monkees Davy Jones eulogized in private funeral

Davy Jones, lead singer of The Monkees, died at the age of 66, according to a medical examiner in Martin County, Fla.

March 8, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Monkees singer Davy Jones was eulogized in a small private funeral at a church near his home in Indiantown, Fla., on Wednesday.

The priest who presided over the service described Jones as a man who took himself lightly and considered neighbors friends.

"(He) conveyed to the world a blissful lightness of being," he said.

Jones died of a heart attack last week at the age of 66. The British-born singer quickly became a teen idol as a member of The Monkees, with hit songs including "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer."

A memorial service is scheduled for next week in his hometown of Manchester, England. Plans are still being discussed for a public memorial to be held either in Los Angeles or New York.

See photos of Davy Jones through the years.