Obituaries

David Weist
D: 2016-05-27
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Weist, David
Irene Roberts
D: 2016-05-27
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Roberts, Irene
Charles King
D: 2016-05-27
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King, Charles
Enriguez Villanueva
D: 2016-05-27
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Villanueva, Enriguez
Arthur Griffin
D: 2016-05-27
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Griffin, Arthur
Edwin Wright
D: 2016-05-26
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Wright, Edwin
Florence Wright
D: 2016-05-25
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Wright, Florence
Woodrow Wilson
D: 2016-05-25
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Wilson, Woodrow
Bessie DuPont
D: 2016-05-25
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DuPont, Bessie
Carolyn Truxon
D: 2016-05-24
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Truxon, Carolyn
Ralph Palmer
D: 2016-05-24
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Palmer, Ralph
Johnnie Pennington
D: 2016-05-24
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Pennington, Johnnie
Jacquelynn Baney
B: 1959-04-18
D: 2016-05-23
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Baney, Jacquelynn
Eugene Beaty
B: 2016-05-13
D: 2016-05-23
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Beaty , Eugene
Bishop Frank Johnson
D: 2016-05-23
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Johnson, Bishop Frank
Charity Brown-Teates
B: 1949-10-23
D: 2016-05-21
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Brown-Teates, Charity
Lucille Nutter
B: 1935-01-29
D: 2016-05-19
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Nutter , Lucille
Linda Anderson
B: 1954-04-19
D: 2016-05-19
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Anderson, Linda
Mary Johnson
D: 2016-05-19
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Johnson, Mary
Ella Snead
B: 1933-08-05
D: 2016-05-18
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Snead, Ella
Thelma Bailey
B: 1928-02-06
D: 2016-05-18
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Bailey, Thelma

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1. Why do we need an obituary notice?
 
2. What is included in an obituary?
 

Question #1Why do we need an obituary notice?
Answer:An obituary notice is helpful for friends and family of the deceased. It informs them that a death has occurred and gives them information about the service. Obituaries can be placed in newspapers and online.

Question #2What is included in an obituary?
Answer:A basic obituary includes the deceased’s full name, age, date of birth, city and state they were living in when they passed away. It should also include the name of the deceased’s significant other, and the date, time and place of the viewing, burial, wake and memorial service. If you don't have this information yet, you can always write something such as, "Funeral arrangements are being made by the funeral home and will be announced at a later date."

You may wish to add additional details, such as the names of any children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, parents, other close relatives or special friends. You may wish to write about the deceased’s life, accomplishments and legacy. You may suggest preferred charities for memorial contributions and let people know if you would rather not receive flowers.

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