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Notable Deaths | April 20, 2015

Doug Buffone

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone has died at the age of 70.

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In the News | April 20, 2015

Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing

April 19, 2015, marked the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, one of the deadliest terrorist attacks ever to occur on U.S. soil. Read about how people honored those who died.

Percy Sledge
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Percy Sledge, who soared from...
Julie Wilson
NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Wilson, a musical theater...
Robert Burns
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The former drummer and a...
Ronald Williams
Ronald Verner Williams was born in San Diego,...
Ellenie Ash-Godwin
ASH-GODWIN Ellenie Ellenie Ash-Godwin,...
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Grief Support | April 20, 2015

Funeral & Memorial Etiquette

Advice from experts on funeral and mourning etiquette.

This Week in History | April 20, 2015

April 19 - April 26, 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? Though used interchangeably today, gravestones and tombstones were once two different things: the marker on top of a gravesite and the coffin's stone lid.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Emily Debrayda Phillips
She wrote her own funny, bittersweet obituary. It’s been shared across the world.
Jefferson Jones (JJ) Baskin
The philanthropist inspired thousands with his valiant fight against cancer.
Rhoda Winkler
The chief puppeteer of Howdy Doody, she delighted audiences.
Eugene Patton
A stagehand who became “Gene-Gene the Dancing Machine” on "The Gong Show."
Karen Ferry
She left a gift for loved ones with a touching self-written obituary.
Oren Miller
Proud of his role as an at-home dad, Oren Miller helped others find their voice.
Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.
-Rose Kennedy
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