Anna Nicole Smith's funeral in the Bahamas has taken place, despite last minute attempts by her mother to stop the service.
VIRGIE ARTHUR filed a petition in an attempt to stall the funeral, but it was rejected this morning (2MAR07) by a Bahamian court. Smith's ex-husband BILLY SMITH yesterday (1MAR07) applied to exhume the remains of their son DANIEL - and move them from the Bahamas to his native Texas.
Despite the court furore, hundreds of Bahamians turned out to watch Anna Nicole Smith's coffin arrive on a private jet and make its way to the Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Nassau where it was carried along a red carpet.
Around 300 guests attended a private service at the church.
Later today, Smith will be taken to Lakeview Memorial Park cemetery where she will be buried next to her son Daniel, in a ceremony watched by around 30 close friends and family members.