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Notable Deaths | August 30, 2015

Wes Craven

Wes Craven, the iconic film director whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies redefined the horror genre, has died after battling brain cancer.

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Notable Stories | August 30, 2015

100 Million Guest Book Entries

Legacy.com recently reached a milestone — our 100 millionth Guest Book entry. In honor of the occasion, we asked our screeners to share some thoughts about their work.

"Tis very sweet to look into the fair and open...
Thomas Barry
Thomas N. Barry Resident of Palo Alto Thomas N....
Shirley Berens
Shirley Berens died from cancer at her home in...
Pia Cariello
Pia Maria Cariello AGE: 93 • Smyrna Pia...
Ruth Collins
Ruth Hatch Collins CHARLOTTE - Ruth Hatch...
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Advice & Support | August 30, 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 | August 30, 2015

August 30 - September 6, 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 Chinese funeral attendees are given a red thread, which they tie around their front doorknob to ward off bad luck.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Janice "Coach Janice" Van Gorp
Coach was an inspirational role model and a constant source of encouragement for many...
Elsie Hillman
Political leader and active philanthropist
Russell Dohner
Doctor who never charged more than $5 for an office visit
Howard Jones
Surgeon who pioneered in vitro fertilization
Gail Gorski
United Airline's first female pilot, she was a pioneer for women in aviation.

Wayne Carson
Hall of Fame songwriter of No. 1 hit "The Letter"
I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.
-River Phoenix
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