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Where Decommissioned Spaceships Get A Sky Burial

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the world of Wayne Haag’s Ankaris, ship breakers realize that the vehicles they dismantle may have once been sentient beings, so they treat their mechanical charges as they would human bodies, providing the ships with funeral rites. Read more...

Tokyo Granny Found Stuffed in Suitcase

3 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

There are laws in Japan against disposing of bodies improperly, but funerals are expensive, and people are creative.

11 Bodies Found In Damp Funeral Home Room In Ohio; Suspensions Sought

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The head of Ohio's funeral directors board says she'll recommend administrative charges and license suspensions for a funeral home where 11 bodies intended for cremation were found in a damp room. A statement from the Toledo funeral home says it provided embalming in accordance with state law. Show More Summary

Rockin' Johnny Burgin is glad to be playing the blues again

On Saturday, B.B. King was buried and President Barack Obama sent a message that was read at King's funeral at the Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Indianola, Miss., the place King considered home. The message read, in part, "There's going to be one killer blues session in Heaven tonight."

Hundreds pack funeral for slain Savopoulos family in D.C.

8 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Hundreds joined the two surviving daughters of the Savopoulos family as they packed a Greek Orthodox Cathedral and said their goodbyes.

Activists Hold 'Funeral' For Affordable Housing On Humboldt Boulevard

A 44-unit apartment building overlooking Humboldt Park has become the epicenter of a complicated fight over the city's gentrifying West Side neighborhood. [ more › ]

Hundreds expected for Savopoulos funeral in D.C.

Three family members who were killed inside their D.C. home in mid-May will be remembered Monday during a funeral at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Northwest Washington.Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife Amy, 47; and their 10-year-old son Philip will be buried following the ceremony, which is expected to draw hundreds of mourners.Read full article >>

‘It’s Profoundly Disturbing': Murdered Washington D.C. Family Fondly Remembered By Friends As Funeral Approaches

A wake was held for the Washington D.C. family murdered last month in their home, as the family will be laid to rest Monday in a funeral in the area.… READ ON

B.B. King's funeral draws hundreds in Mississippi

Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.

B.B. King: His ‘Amazing’ Life Celebrated At Mississippi Funeral

B.B. King was remembered Saturday for his talent and the ‘amazing’ life he led in a moving celebration of the blues legend’s life. From his roots as the son of dirt-poor sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta, B.B. King was much affected by the loss of his mother and grandmother when he was just a child. Show More Summary

B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold him back or define him, a minister said Saturday at the funeral of the blues legend.

Watch B.B. King's Entire Memorial Service

B.B. King was laid to rest at his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi on Saturday following an invitation-only funeral and memorial service at the Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Mississippi Public Broadcasting also provided a live stream of the funeral, allowing King's fans worldwide to pay tribute to the blues legend that passed...

The Uber Undertaker: Puerto Rican Taxi Driver Given Unique Send Off With His Hands On The Wheel

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We previously discussed the growing trend of posing dead bodies at funerals in activities that were most associated with the deceased from a woman at a kitchen table to a young man partying with a beer in his hand. The family of Puerto Rican taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona outdid the competition by having his […]

At Rest in a Pucci Dress

2 days agoHumor / odd : Snopes

Rumor: Photograph shows a deceased Marilyn Monroe in her funeral casket.

Funeral Set for Former Vermont Anchor Marselis Parsons

Funeral arrangements have been announced for former WCAX anchor Marselis Parsons, who died Wednesday from cancer. Parsons retired six years ago from WCAX after 43 years at the Burlington, Vt. CBS affiliate. While there, he had worked...Show More Summary


4 days agoHumor : Funny or Die

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The Buy Pile - Funeral for an Autobot

A team of travel-weary Transformers pre-mourn the passing of one of their greatest, perhaps to beat the rush for a winning week.

Killed in Action in Ukraine: Putin’s Secret Funerals

Sergeant Leonid Kichatkin of the Russian 76th Airborne Division and Russian soldier Anton Tumanov died in August 2014 while fighting in eastern Ukraine. Their deaths amply demonstrate that Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that...Show More Summary

"I want to play in the NBA. Or be a mortician."

"Why a mortician?""I liked the way that my uncle was dressed at his funeral. And if I’m a mortician when someone in my family passes away, then I can take care of their body. Also my science teacher went on the internet for me and found out that morticians make $54,000 a year."

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