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Notable Deaths | May 19, 2015

Emily Beazley

A 12-year-old Chicago girl who talked to singer Taylor Swift about music, touring and disease and served as an honorary police officer, has died after a battle with cancer, her family said Tuesday.

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In the News | May 22, 2015

The Obituary as a Cautionary Tale

When 22-year-old Clay William Shephard died May 17, 2015, his parents chose to share the story of his drug addiction with the world.

Rita Wischmeyer
In Loving Memory of Rita Wischmeyer who passed...
David Grauman
In Loving Memory of David Willis Grauman who...
James Cozad
James W. Cozad, 88, of Lost Tree Village (North...
Richard Bryer
Richard H Bryer March 16, 1928 - March 11, 2015...
Robert Patton
Patton, Robert Irving, 71, of Louisville,...
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Grief Support | May 22, 2015

Funeral & Memorial Etiquette

Advice from experts on funeral and mourning etiquette.

This Week in History | May 22, 2015

May 17 - 24, 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? There are more than 200 euphemisms for death in the English language, from 'shuffled off this mortal coil' to 'with the ancestors'.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Dorothy A. "Stella" Scrobola
Always had a hug and kiss for travelers at Wyoming Valley Airport.
Louis Giuseppe Volpicelli
Emmy winner who directed ABC's Wide World of Sports and Monday Night Football.
Betty Willis
She designed the world-famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.
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.
Of all the roles I've played none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
-Annette Funicello
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