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Some Victorian families hired professional mourners to attend a loved one’s funeral. Their loud and public wailing would encourage others to weep.

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Each person must live their life as a model for others.
-Rosa Parks

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A traditional New Orleans jazz funeral starts with somber music. It's only after the burial that the band cuts loose with raucous, celebratory tunes.

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Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.

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Dane R. Balcon

Army specialist tragically died in Iraq; his legacy lives on in memorial scholarship fund

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Pat Quinn

Top ranked featherweight boxer was a double for Mickey Rooney

Hobert Nelson

The sketch artist they called "The cop who caught crooks with his pencil, not his gun"

Sylvia Jean Thogmartin

Beloved grandmother and community volunteer in Millersport, Ohio

Louise A. Hutchinson

Reporter was the first woman to overnight at the South Pole.

Victor Segura

Entered heaven at the age of 89. His last words: "I am ready to go dancing and romancing."

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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