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Notable Deaths | October 02, 2015

Brian Friel

Brian Friel, the Tony Award-winning playwright who created "Dancing at Lughnasa" and more than 30 other plays, has died in Ireland, according to The Associated Press. He was 86.

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The Meaning of Life Project | October 04, 2015

The Meaning of Life Project: How Not to Screw Up

People ages 16 to 91 share insights on the meaning of life (and how not to screw it up)

Tyler Sash
Tyler Sash, a standout safety at the University...
Frank Gifford
NFL Hall of Famer and veteran sports broadcaster...
Gordon Whaley
Through the best and worst seasons, Gordon Lee...
Mel Farr
Mel Farr, who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in...
Bill Arnsparger
Bill Arnsparger, the assistant coach whose “No...
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Advice & Support | October 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 | October 04, 2015

October 4-11, 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 Victorian families hired professional mourners to attend a loved one's funeral. Their loud and public wailing would encourage others to weep.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Ebby Halliday
Highly successful and beloved Dallas area realtor
Karen Stewart
Co-founder of the World Extreme Skiing Championship
Rocco Scotti
Sang operatic renditions of the national anthem before Cleveland Indians games
Gwen Morgan
Spent her entire life advocating for the betterment of children’s early education and care
William Lambrinides
Co-founder of famous Skyline Chili chain
Janice "Coach Janice" Van Gorp
Coach was an inspirational role model and a constant source of encouragement for many...
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
-B.B. King
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