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  • Guard member remembered as fun, talented pilot Play Video

    March 23, 2015 4:51 PM

    HAMMOND - The first of four Louisiana National Guardsmen killed in a helicopter crash was buried Monday. A service for Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. was held in Hammond with burial in Lafayette. Griffin, three other Hammond-based Guardsmen and seven Marines were killed in the Black... more »
  • Funeral for fallen soldier in Hammond today

    March 23, 2015 5:42 AM

    HAMMOND - Family and friends gathered Monday in Hammond to honor one of the National Guardsmen killed in a military helicopter crash two weeks ago. George Wayne Griffin, Jr. served in the military for more than two decades, including two tours in Iraq. His body was greeted by police... more »
  • AG Holder eulogizes slain deputy US marshal Play Video

    March 17, 2015 12:27 PM

    MOSS POINT, MS - A deputy U.S. marshal who died doing what he loved is being remembered for his service. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the eulogy Tuesday for Josie Wells during a funeral service at Wade Baptist Church in Moss Point. The 27-year-old Wells was killed in a shootout... more »
  • Family, friends gather today to remember fallen U.S. Marshal

    March 17, 2015 8:15 AM

    MOSS POINT, MS - Family and friends will gather Tuesday morning to say goodbye to U.S. Marshal who was killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge a week ago. Josie Wells was shot and killed at a Baton Rouge motel last week. The man accused of shooting... more »
  • Marshal's body brought home Play Video

    March 11, 2015 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Dozens of law enforcement vehicles escorted a hearse carrying the body of U.S. Deputy Marshal Josie Wells back to his home in Mississippi. The route was dotted with groups of firefighters and civilians displaying American flags and saluting as the procession passed. The groups in the procession... more »
  • Mourners attend private service in honor of UNC's Dean Smith

    February 12, 2015 2:45 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith. Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley... more »
  • Thousands to honor fallen officer in Denham Springs Play Video

    January 2, 2015 6:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thousands are expected tomorrow in Denham Springs to recognize officer James Foster who died on duty in a motorcycle crash. Line of duty deaths especially resonate with members of law enforcement. Saturday, brothers and sisters from across the country will ride in the procession and officers... more »
  • Funeral arrangements planned for fallen officer

    December 31, 2014 1:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A police department spokesperson announced funeral plans for a Denham Springs officer who died after a crash on his motorcycle this week. James Foster Jr. died Tuesday after he was taken off life support at a local hospital. Police said Foster was responding to a... more »
  • Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson dead at 87

    December 26, 2014 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson, a civil rights activist and charter member of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, has died. Jackson died Tuesday at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge. He was 87. Originally from Shreveport, Jackson had the distinction of being the first black... more »
  • Funeral today for teen killed in crash

    December 15, 2014 5:33 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week. 15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two... more »
  • Hundreds at funeral for woman burned alive

    December 13, 2014 4:41 PM

    BATESVILLE, Miss. - Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a woman set on fire in Mississippi and left to die by the side of the road. The Rev. Eric Greggs noted that Jessica Chambers's, 19, classmates wishes at the packed service on Saturday included "Fly high," a reference to... more »
  • Town says priest brought their church into 21st century Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    PIERRE PART - A pillar of the Pierre Part community will be remembered this weekend as the man who brought the St. Joseph the Worker Church into the 21st century. Father Clarence Waguespack died after an accident on his bicycle Monday, according to the diocese. They said he fell... more »
  • Plauche buried after dying from stroke Play Video

    October 24, 2014 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man known for taking justice into his own hands by killing the person accused of molesting his son was buried today in Baton Rouge. Gay Plauche died this week after complications from a stroke. In the 80s Plauche shot and killed Jeffery Doucet, who... more »
  • Murdered five year old laid to rest

    August 30, 2014 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day. Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge. But both sides of the child's family came... more »
  • Funeral to be held Friday for key Central leader

    August 20, 2014 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Citizens of Central will say their goodbyes Friday to a man who was a devoted community leader. Celebration of life services for former pro tem mayor and City Councilman Ralph Washington will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at Living Faith Cathedral at 6375 Winbourne Ave.... more »
  • Funeral set for driver hit by Tony Stewart's car

    August 14, 2014 2:09 AM

    TURIN, N.Y. - Funeral services for the 20-year-old driver who died after being struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's car are being held at a central New York high school as racing fans debate who's responsible for the accident and his family blames Stewart. Kevin Ward Jr.'s funeral is set... more »
  • Funeral Saturday for 103-year-old jazz trumpeter

    August 2, 2014 10:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is saying good-bye to jazzman Lionel Ferbos with a jazz funeral, including a traditional second-line parade. The 103-year-old trumpeter died July 19. He had been the city's oldest active jazz musician, playing gigs after his hundredth birthday. His funeral Saturday morning comes as the Satchmo... more »
  • Funeral procession nailed with red light tickets Play Video

    July 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A funeral procession driving with a police escort to a cemetery was hit with multiple red light tickets when the procession was ushered through an intersection at Coursey and Cedarcrest. "We had two police escorts on motorcycles, we all had our flashers on and we were in... more »
  • Talaija Dorsey laid to rest in St. James Play Video

    July 12, 2014 5:14 PM

    ST. JAMES - A church packed full of grieving friends and family mourned the loss of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey. "It's heartbreaking that we have to do this. I wish that we didn't have to," said Keantrya Franklin. Funeral services were held at Mount Cavalry Baptist Church Saturday. More... more »
  • Slain deputy receives high honor at funeral

    June 27, 2014 12:28 PM

    ABBEVILLE - Officials said a fallen Vermillion Parish sheriff's deputy will be honored with a special flag during his funeral Friday. The sheriff's office said the U. S. Honor Flag, which flew during 9/11 recovery efforts in New York, will be displayed at Deputy Allen Bares Jr.'s funeral Friday... more »
  • Former lawmaker Melvin Irvin Jr dies

    June 10, 2014 5:14 PM

    GONZALES - Former state Rep. Melvin Irvin Jr. has died. Family friend Tanzie Jones said Tuesday that Irvin, who's also a former president of the Ascension Parish School Board, died Saturday of cancer. He was 72. Irvin was elected in 1983 to the Louisiana House of Representatives, serving... more »
  • Final funerals held for murdered teens Play Video

    April 5, 2014 10:42 PM

    BAKER- The last of three teenagers murdered last week were buried Saturday. Funerals for Diontrey Claiborne, 18, and Kendal Dorsey, 15, were heavily attended a day after another shooting victim, 15-year-old Marcell Franklin, was laid to rest. "No mother should have to bury their child. That's one of... more »
  • Families of Baker shooting victims say goodbye Play Video

    April 4, 2014 3:59 PM

    BAKER - Family members of three teens killed at a birthday party in Baker began the painful process of burying their loved ones today. Family and friends of 15-year-old Marcell Franklin said farewell at her funeral Friday morning at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church. "Showing a lot... more »
  • Council looks for solutions after shooting Play Video

    April 2, 2014 6:14 PM

    BAKER - City leaders called on the community to come together after a triple murder in Baker. The murders prompted the city council to call a special meeting to look for solutions in stopping violence. Council President Joyce Burges called last weekend's shooting a wake-up call for the... more »
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral held in NYC

    February 7, 2014 12:05 PM

    NEW YORK - Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn have paid their respects to Philip Seymour Hoffman, an actor widely considered among the best of his generation. Hoffman's private funeral was held Friday in Manhattan. It ended with pallbearers bringing the coffin out of the... more »
  • Saying goodbye to Tabby Thomas

    January 7, 2014 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family, friends, and admirers paid their final respects today to Baton Rouge blues legend Tabby Thomas. Thomas died last week, just two days short of his 85th birthday, following complications after a stroke. Funeral services were held this morning at Shiloh Baptist Church in Baton... more »
  • Community pays respects to Rev. Jemison

    November 22, 2013 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A prominent pastor and advocate for civil rights will be honored this weekend. The body of Rev. T.J. Jemison will lie in repose Friday from 11 to 5 p.m. at the State Capitol inside Memorial Hall. A wake will follow tonight at 7 p.m. at Mt.... more »
  • Holmes remembered by hundreds at funeral Play Video

    November 1, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shelby Holmes, a man who touched the hearts of many in Baton Rouge before he was killed while walking home, was buried today at Roselawn Cemetary. Hundreds attended the funeral to show their love and support after Holmes was gunned down last week. He's remembered for... more »
  • Funeral held for deputy killed in crash Play Video

    October 2, 2013 2:28 PM

    Baton Rouge- Family and friends said their final goodbye Wednesday afternoon to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy, who was killed in a crash. Funeral services for Dustin Hamilton were held at the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. Hamilton was killed in a car crash in... more »
  • Funeral arrangements for deputy killed in crash

    September 29, 2013 8:33 PM

    CENTRAL - Funeral arrangements are set for an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy killed in a crash Friday night. Dustin Hamilton, 24, will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Troopers say for some unknown reason Hamilton lost control of his car while he was driving north and crossed... more »
  • Missing LSU student mourned after deadly wreck

    September 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family and friends gathered today to lay Chris Broussard to rest after the LSU student was reported missing last week, then found in his overturned pickup south of Baton Rouge. Funeral services start at 11:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Baton Rouge with burial... more »
  • Broussard family mourns the loss of their son Play Video

    August 29, 2013 6:34 PM

    GEISMAR - The Broussard family mourns the loss of their son, Christopher. He went missing early Tuesday morning and was found dead Wednesday night by baton Rouge Police. His truck went off the side of the road on LA-80. Chris's mother released this statement to us: "The family... more »
  • A New Orleans-style goodbye set for Lindy Boggs

    August 1, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis, the congressman and civil rights leader, are among those remembering Lindy Boggs with words of praise. Both spoke at St. Louis Cathedral Thursday morning prior to a funeral Mass for the former congresswoman. Both recalled her as a gracious... more »
  • Slain girl remembered at funeral Play Video

    July 22, 2013 5:17 PM

    GONZALES - Dozens of friends and family members of Ahlittia North, the six-year old girl killed last weekend, gathered to send her off and remember her life at The Christian Assembly Full Gospel Church this morning. Family wore pink, North's favorite color, to honor the young girl. "She... more »
  • Community remembers slain Harvey girl

    July 22, 2013 10:07 AM

    GONZALES - Family and friends of a 6-year-old girl slain last week gathered this morning to celebrate her life. Police found Ahlittia North's body July 16 near her home in Harvey. She had been missing for 2 days after vanishing from her bedroom. 20-year-old Matthew Flugence faces first-degree... more »
  • Funeral for slain 6-year-old girl moved to Gonzales

    July 21, 2013 4:27 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The funeral for a slain 6-year-old whose body was found in a trash can is now scheduled for Monday in Gonzales. Police found the Ahlittia North stabbed to death in Harvey, where she was living with her mother. Investigators arrested Matthew Flugence in connection with the killing.... more »
  • Donaldsonville family remembers slain 6-year old Play Video

    July 19, 2013 5:45 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Family members of the slain 6-year old spent the day reminiscing about their loved one, just days before her funeral. Ahlittia North was abducted from her biological mother's home in Harvey, near New Orleans, over the weekend and found days later, beaten and stabbed, her body hidden in... more »
  • Funeral for slain girl Monday in Donaldsonville

    July 19, 2013 10:48 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The funeral for a slain 6-year-old whose body was found in a trash can is scheduled for Monday in Donaldsonville. Police found the Ahlittia North stabbed to death in Harvey, where she was living with her mother. Investigators arrested Matthew Flugence in connection with the killing. ... more »
  • Funeral directors appeal casket ruling for monks

    July 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's board of funeral directors has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn lower court rulings that permit Benedictine monks to sell caskets from their monastery outside New Orleans. Federal district and appeals courts found no reasonable grounds for a regulation that only state-licensed funeral directors may... more »
  • Fan requests Browns players as pallbearers

    July 8, 2013 9:31 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral. Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong... more »
  • White House: Westboro protests 'reprehensible'

    July 3, 2013 11:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it can't fulfill a request to deem a group that protests at soldiers' funerals a hate group. But it says President Barack Obama believes such actions are reprehensible. The Obama administration is responding to petitions through the White House website to label the Westboro... more »
  • Family spared in crash pays respects to dead pilot

    June 12, 2013 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The family who was inside a house just minutes before a plane crashed on top of it and exploded paid respects to the pilot who was killed in the crash. Wednesday, the Smith family spent the evening at funeral services for John Fowler. Fowler died Friday when... more »
  • Services for fallen soldier today

    June 10, 2013 10:23 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Services are scheduled for this morning to honor a fallen soldier from Tickfaw. Spc. Chris Drake, 20, died recently in Afghanistan after the truck he was driving was hit by an RPG. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Eagle Heights Church in... more »
  • Funeral home: No one wants to bury bomb suspect

    May 4, 2013 10:39 AM

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts funeral home director is scrambling to find a cemetery that will bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Worcester funeral home owner Peter Stefan has 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body. He says protesters have gathered outside his business, upset with his decision to handle the funeral.... more »
  • Private funeral for Mindy McCready

    February 22, 2013 11:15 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country star Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. The funeral will be private. A memorial organized by friends and the music community is tentatively scheduled for March 6 at Cathedral of the Incarnation. McCready committed suicide Sunday at... more »
  • Thousands expected at ex-sniper's memorial service

    February 11, 2013 7:33 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Thousands are expected to attend a public memorial service today for former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who was killed at a Texas shooting range allegedly by a young veteran he was trying to help. Mourners will gather at Cowboys Stadium to pay tribute to the 38-year-old... more »
  • Bill Clinton to speak at Ed Koch's funeral in NYC

    February 4, 2013 2:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Ed Koch is being remembered as the quintessential New Yorker - an admired but tough former mayor who will be honored at his funeral by former President Bill Clinton. At the service Monday morning at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El, mourners will also hear about Koch's other fierce loyalty:... more »
  • Funeral set for slain Chitimacha police officer

    January 30, 2013 10:59 AM

    FRANKLIN- A funeral service will be held Thursday for the Chitimacha tribal police officer killed in shootings that also wounded two sheriff's deputies and left another man dead. The service for Sgt. Rick Riggenbach is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Crossing Place Church in Franklin, followed by burial at a... more »
  • Pa. man gets drive-thru send-off after funeral

    January 28, 2013 12:34 PM

    YORK, Pa. - A Pennsylvania fast-food fan had one whopper of a funeral. Family members say David Kime "lived by his own rules" so it's only fitting he'd have it his way on the way to the cemetery. The hearse carrying the 88-year-old York man led his funeral procession through... more »
  • More funerals today for victims of school shooting

    December 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - For a third straight day, funeral processions are rolling through a grieving Connecticut town. The first of today's funerals in Newtown for victims of Friday's shootings at an elementary school was for 7-year-old Daniel Barden. He was the youngest of three children, and his family says he... more »
  • TNT: Funeral coming for J.R Ewing on new 'Dallas'

    December 11, 2012 1:01 PM

    NEW YORK - J.R. Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on "Dallas." TNT begins the second season of its "Dallas" revival next month. The network said Tuesday that it will hold a funeral for Larry Hagman's memorable character at some point in the 15-episode season but that... more »
  • Private memorials for "Dallas" star Larry Hagman

    November 26, 2012 2:55 PM

    DALLAS - "Dallas" actor Larry Hagman will be remembered this week during private, invitation-only services in Dallas and Los Angeles. The television actor known for starring as slick oilman J.R. Ewing on "Dallas" and Major Tony Nelson on "I Dream of Jeannie" died Friday of complications from cancer. He... more »
  • Biden to attend funeral today for ex-Sen. Specter

    October 16, 2012 10:41 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator, will be remembered at a funeral service attended by Vice President Joe Biden, his longtime senate colleague. Family members say the 82-year-old Specter died Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The public service is scheduled for noon Tuesday at Har Zion... more »
  • Thousands gather to say final farewell for deputy Play Video

    August 22, 2012 6:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of friends and family members, including law enforcement from as far away as Chicago, crowded Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home to give a final farewell to Deputy Brandon Nielsen. "They woke up one morning to go to work to protect us, all of us in... more »
  • Deputy Brandon Nielsen remembered Play Video

    August 21, 2012 6:17 PM

    LAPLACE- One day before friends and family prepare to say their final goodbyes to Deputy Brandon Nielsen, the man known for his skills on the street and his prowess on a motorcycle is being remembered. "He wanted to make sure he was the best at what he could do,... more »
  • Shunick's body released to family

    August 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The body of Mickey Shunick was returned to her family, according to the Lafayette Parish Coroner. Shunick's family plans to have a private funeral for friends and family and a public memorial to celebrate Mickey's life. The date of the public memorial has not been set. Shunick... more »
  • Thousands mourn as deputy laid to rest Play Video

    August 20, 2012 6:16 PM

    LAPLACE - Thousands of deputies and police officers from nearly every corner of the state showed up to lay St. John Deputy Jeremy Triche to rest today. "It hurt, because they're out there supporting us and they're gonna get their life taken the way they did, no one deserves... more »
  • Community pays final respects to fallen deputy

    August 20, 2012 1:05 PM

    LAPLACE - People lined the streets of LaPlace to say farewell today to a St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office deputy killed in the line of duty last week. Mourners and law enforcement agencies turned out along the funeral procession route to pay their final respects to Jeremy Triche,... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for slain deputies

    August 17, 2012 6:58 PM

    LAPLACE - The St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Department released funeral arrangements for the two deputies killed at a LaPlace trailer park this week. Deputies Jeremy Triche and Brandon Nielsen were killed Thursday when they were "ambushed" by a suspect with an assault weapon, according to Sheriff Mike Tregre.... more »
  • Funerals planned; survivor and witness recount horror

    July 24, 2012 10:40 AM

    AURORA, Colo. - Family members of the victims of Friday's movie theater shooting in Colorado are planning funerals. A full military funeral and burial are planned next week in Reno, Nev., for Jonathan Blunk. The 26-year-old served three tours in the Middle East, and planned to re-enlist with the goal... more »
  • Founder of Baton Rouge TV station WAFB dies

    June 25, 2012 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The founder of Baton Rouge television station WAFB-TV, Tom Gibbens, died this weekend. He was 95. Gibbens launched the station in 1953 and was its first general manager. It was the first live television station in Baton Rouge, and only the second in Louisiana. Visitation... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for beaten, bitten child

    June 20, 2012 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A funeral home donated their services to help the family of an 8-year-old boy beaten to death in Baton Rouge. A visitation for Xzayvion Riley is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m. at Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. ... more »
  • Crash victims' family speaks of forgiveness at funeral Play Video

    June 8, 2012 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Members of the community turned out to give their final goodbyes for six people killed at the hands of a suspected drunk driver. Friday thousands attended the Baton rouge funeral for Brenda Gaines, her daughter Denise Gaines Johnson, and Denise's children 15-year-old Willie, 6-year-old Jyron and and... more »
  • Appeals court hears caskets dispute

    June 8, 2012 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday in a case pitting the state's funeral directors against an order of Roman Catholic monks who make and sell caskets. Louisiana funeral board lawyer David Gruning said a statue that required caskets to be purchased from funeral homes... more »
  • Victims in Slaughter drunk driving wreck laid to rest

    June 8, 2012 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today five members of a family who died after a fatal wreck last week will be laid to rest. According to State Troopers, 30-year-old Brett Gerald was driving drunk when he hit Brenda Gaines, her daughter Denise, their friend Angela Mosely and Denise's 4 children. 13-year-old... more »
  • Sole survivor fights for life, benefit concert set, after fatal Slaughter crash Play Video

    June 6, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Doctors fear for the life of the only survivor , of a head-on crash in East Feliciana Parish. Brenda Gaines, her daughter Denise, four of Denise's children, and a family friend were hit driving back from church near Slaughter. Five died at the scene, another days later.... more »
  • Visitation scheduled for today for Mitchell Guist

    May 18, 2012 11:35 AM

    GONZALES - People will say goodbye to a co-star of the History Channel show "Swamp People" who died earlier this week. A visitation for Mitchell Guist is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales. Another visitation is Saturday at 9 a.m.... more »
  • Funeral home sex abuse investigation

    April 6, 2012 11:42 AM

    LONGVIEW - A Washington funeral home employee has been cleared by police of sex abuse allegations. The employee, still working at the funeral home, had been accused of fondling a deceased woman's breasts. The Washington State Department of Licensing investigated Columbia Funeral Services. A female employee told police that she... more »
  • Hundreds mourn teen family claims was bullied to death Play Video

    March 14, 2012 6:17 PM

    NEW ROADS - Hundreds paid respects today to a teen who took her own life in Pointe Coupee Parish after her family says she was bullied. Several of Tesa Middlebrook's classmates wore T-shirts to remember her today. Others sang and spoke at her funeral. Many claim Middlebrook was... more »
  • New York funeral held for reporter killed in Syria

    March 12, 2012 8:41 AM

    OYSTER BAY, N.Y.- War correspondent Marie Colvin is being laid to rest in the Long Island community of her childhood where she first decided to become a reporter. A church in Oyster Bay is holding a funeral Monday for the Sunday Times of London journalist killed while covering the slaughter... more »
  • Mourners say goodbye to Whitney Houston

    February 18, 2012 11:30 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. -The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark is filled for the invitation-only service, with some people standing in the aisles. A gospel choir whose members are dressed in white and gold is performing, and churchgoers were swaying and clapping along. Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys are among those... more »
  • Houston family directs donations to NJ school

    February 14, 2012 1:21 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Whitney Houston's family is asking that any donations in her memory be sent to the arts-focused public school in New Jersey that she attended as a child and that is now named after her. In lieu of flowers, they say mourners should donate to the Whitney Houston... more »
  • Houston funeral plans

    February 14, 2012 10:24 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Pop star Whitney Houston's funeral service will be held Saturday in the New Jersey chuch where she first showcased her singing talents as a child. Houston's funeral will be held at Noon Saturday in Newark, New Jersey at New Hope Baptist Church. Her body was... more »
  • Family, friends gather for Etta James' funeral

    January 28, 2012 1:37 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of Etta James' friends, fans and family have convened to remember the legendary rhythm and blues singer. Mourners at James' funeral Saturday are to include entertainment luminaries, with both Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera scheduled to perform. The service is being held at City of Refuge... more »
  • Slain New Orleans baby laid to rest today

    December 23, 2011 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A little girl killed by a stray bullet was laid to rest today in New Orleans. Keira Holmes would have turned 2 years old Thursday. New Orleans police say the child was shot while playing in the yard of her home in the 3300 block... more »
  • Family says goodbye to fallen firefighter Play Video

    December 7, 2011 5:56 PM

    WALKER-- You could feel the heart wrenching grief as Scott Osenenko's family and fellow firefighters said goodbye to him for the last time at Revival Temple Church in Walker. You could hear the agony, too, as firefighters in white gloves and dress hats sounded the alarm on a bell... more »
  • Funeral held for NJ tot found in car seat in creek

    November 28, 2011 12:47 PM

    ASBURY PARK, N.J. - While a nationwide search continues for her father, relatives gathered Monday to lay a 2-year-old girl to rest nearly a week after she was found slain in a creek, still strapped in her car seat. Three people carried Tierra Morgan-Glover's tiny coffin from Cathedral International... more »
  • Obama sends note for Heavy D funeral

    November 18, 2011 1:03 PM

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Heavy D was remembered with laughter and tears at his funeral on Friday. Diddy and Usher were among the celebrities in attendance, and the Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a message for his young daughter, which he said was directly from President Barack Obama. Sharpton... more »
  • Kennedy widow attends Hannan funeral

    October 5, 2011 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Victoria Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, will attend Thursday's funeral for retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip M. Hannan. A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of New Orleans confirmed Victoria Kennedy's plan to attend but said Wednesday that no other Kennedy family members had... more »
  • Jori Lirette laid to rest in Thibodaux

    August 23, 2011 4:14 PM

    THIBODAUX - Hundreds gathered at St. Genevieve Church in Thibodaux to say their final goodbyes to Jori Lirette Tuesday morning. Lirette's father, Jeremiah, remains in jail. Detectives said he admitted to killing Jori last week, then decapitating him. Police say Wright was tired of taking care of Jori, a... more »

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