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Notable Deaths | April 19, 2015

Ben Powers

Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at age 64.

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In the News | April 18, 2015

The Life of an Obituary Writer

For decades Alana Baranick brought the recently deceased back to life on the page as an obituary writer for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and other newspapers.

Richard Dysart
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Dysart, a veteran...
Geoffrey Lewis
Geoffrey Lewis, a veteran character actor and the...
James Best
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The prolific character actor...
Tom Towles
Tom Towles, the mustached character actor who...
Julie Wilson
NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Wilson, a musical theater...
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Grief Support | April 18, 2015

Funeral & Memorial Etiquette

Advice from experts on funeral and mourning etiquette.

This Week in History | April 19, 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? U.S. military tradition calls for a three-volley salute at a veteran's funeral. A rifle party fires blank cartridges three times.
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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