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Private funeral held for former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - MARCH 25: Pat Summitt, head coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, looks on against the Purdue Boilermakers during the 2008 NCAA Tournament second round game at Mackey Arena on March 25, 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - MARCH 25: Pat Summitt, head coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, looks on against the Purdue Boilermakers during the 2008 NCAA Tournament second round game at Mackey Arena on March 25, 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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