Byron Berline memorial service details

Much celebrated fiddle player Byron Berline passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, as his band was going on stage at his Guthrie Music Hall. 

His memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church in Guthrie, OK with Pastor Amy Rogers officiating. Services are under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home.

Attendance is limited, but there will be a live stream set up in the Fellowship Hall, adjacent to the main building, and at Hayes Funeral Home (across the street) to provide additional seating.

You may also view the service through the church’s Facebook page. 

There will be the opportunity to honor Berline’s life and legacy at the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival in October, later this year.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival Scholarship Fund.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.