For anyone who was thinking about attending the funeral of Lamar Fike, who died on the 21st, here is the official announcement from Marty Lacker.
"Once again, I have been authorized by his cousin, Tommy McDonald, to announce this update regarding Lamar's wishes for his cremation and burial.
Although Tommy is the Executor of Lamar's Estate and has Power Of Attorney as given by Lamar that he wished to be buried with his parents in their family plot in Mart, Texas, that will not be done.
It seems the State Of Texas states that the closest blood relative, which in this case is Lamar's sons Jamie and John has the final say.
I have been informed that Jamie has decided irresponsibly, in my opinion, to instead take Lamar's ashes back to Atlanta where Jamie and his wife live for their own purposes which are unknown at this time and totally disregard his father's wishes.
Lamar also verbally stated that to me a few times over the past few years to be buried in Mart after he was cremated. Lamar had absolutely no connection to Atlanta or the entire state of Georgia whereas he lived in Mart as a young boy and had fond memories of it which is why his parents are buried there.
Therefore I am sorry to announce there will be no final service in Mart in case anyone had planned to attend. I have no idea if there will be one anywhere else.
Thanks, Marty Lacker."
Source; elvis-express.com / EpGold