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Notable Deaths | May 28, 2015

Texas-area Flood Victims

Storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma this week have left at least 21 people dead.

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In the News | May 29, 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.

Sandra Pitts
Sandra Jean Kelton Pitts August 5, 1934 ~ April...
Jeanne Bland
Jeanne Dove Bland, age 86 of Circleville, WV,...
Elaine Huff
Elaine Marie Huff 86, of Indianapolis, passed...
June Milsap
June Vallett Milsap Rockledge, Florida   ...
Joan VanHooser
Joan Wiser Van Hooser Nashville, TN As a girl,...
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Advice & Support | May 29, 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 | May 29, 2015

May 24 - 31, 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? Ancient Greeks and Romans placed a coin in the mouth of the deceased as payment to the ferryman Charon for passage across the river Styx to the afterlife.
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.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
-Albert Einstein