A large crowd turned up outside parliament in Belgrade to see off Slobodan Milosevic's coffin.
Grief-wracked faces could be seen in the crowd where many viewed the war crimes suspect as a national hero.
After the eulogy, Mr Milosevic's coffin began the journey to its grave in his home town.
Work was under way in Pozarevac to erect a platform for the ceremony preceding the funeral.
Bosnian Serbs, like these in the town of Pale, headed to Pozarevac by bus.
Mourners in the town wore T-shirts displaying their loyalty.
People lining the streets wept as the coffin passed by.
After the ex-president was finally laid to rest in his old garden, children were among those to pay their last respects.
Bosnian Serbs in Srebrenica, scene of the biggest massacre of the Balkan wars, also paid tribute to Mr Milosevic.
It was a different atmosphere at one rally in Belgrade, as opponents of Mr Milosevic gathered to mark their disapproval of their ex-leader.