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Notable Deaths | August 04, 2015

Mel Farr

Mel Farr, who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his seven NFL seasons as a Detroit Lion, has died. He was 70.

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Meaning of Life | August 04, 2015

The Meaning of Life Project: Immortal Touch

Since Jan. 1, 2015, I've been interviewing one person each day about the meaning of life.

James Arnold
Arnold, James Dan, 43, beloved husband to...
Robert DE HAAN
DE HAAN, Robert Henry On July 28, 2015, Rob...
Martha Ward
Martha M. Ward, 85, of the Leisuretowne section...
Leslie Conner
Leslie Earle Conner, 78, Sugar Creek, MO.,...
Norman Hall
HALL Norman L. Norman L. Hall, age 88, of...
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Advice & Support | August 04, 2015

Funeral Etiquette

Expert advice on funeral etiquette, how to plan a memorial service, mourning customs in different faiths, and more.

This Week in History | August 04, 2015

August 2 - August 9, 2015

We took a look in the history books to learn who made news this week in history. View today’s notables or browse through other dates.

Did You Know? Some Chinese funeral attendees are given a red thread, which they tie around their front doorknob to ward off bad luck.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Wayne Carson
Hall of Fame songwriter of No. 1 hit "The Letter"
William R. White
Member of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II
Dennis Foley
Though most proud of family, he also pioneered home computers and created public art
Andrew Heidelberg
One of the "Norfolk 17" that integrated Norfolk's public schools
John S. Davis Jr.
One of the first African-American school principals in Milwaukee
Maurie Berman
Founder of Chicago's iconic Superdawg Drive-In.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
-Amelia Earhart
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