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  • Willie Mae Seaton of Willie Mae's Scotch House dies

    September 22, 2015 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Willie Mae Seaton, whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died. Family friends on Monday confirmed Seaton died Saturday. She was 99. Seaton managed Willie Mae's Scotch House for decades before her health declined and her great-granddaughter, Kerry Seaton-Stewart, took over. Oxford, Mississippi-based... more »
  • Longtime state lawmaker Dennis Hebert dies

    September 14, 2015 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Longtime state lawmaker Rep. Dennis Paul Hebert passed away on Friday, according to his family. Hebert, who was from Ponchatoula but lived in Baton Rouge later in life, was 88 years old. Hebert served in the legislature as a Democrat for 24 years. He represented... more »
  • Woman dissed Hillary Clinton in death

    August 19, 2015 9:24 PM

    RUNNEMEDE, NEW JERSEY- A woman used her obituary to take a swipe at Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. The obit about Elaine Fydrych says "Elaine requests, 'In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.'" Her husband says Fydrych was a registered Democrat and not "a political... more »
  • Obit: 'We blame Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's death'

    February 5, 2015 5:56 PM

    SPOKANE, WA - The family of a Seahawks fan who died after the Super Bowl says he would have enjoyed the dig at the team they put in the last line of his obituary: "We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's untimely death." The obituary for Michael Vedvik... 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 »
  • LSU Wrestling founder Dale Ketelsen remembered by loved ones check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 21, 2014 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last month, Dale Ketelsen - a trailblazer in Louisiana wrestling and the founder of LSU's wrestling program in the 1960's - passed away in March, but his memory lives on through his family and pupils who said "Coach K" was truly one-of-a-kind. Below is his obituary:... more »
  • Vibrant TV icon dead at 71

    December 9, 2013 10:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An icon of television in south Louisiana died Monday, media here reported. Frank Davis, 71, had been on local TV for three decades before he retired in 2011. He and his wife moved to Texas to be closer to family after he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory... more »
  • 'SnoBall Queen' dies at 103

    November 27, 2013 2:58 PM

    METAIRIE- The woman who helped pioneer a south Louisiana favorite has died. Josie Marino Ortolano, known as the "SnoBall Queen," died recently outside New Orleans. She was 103. Ortolano, with her husband George, created the SnowWizard SnoBall machine that's used in countless snowball stands across the region. ... more »
  • It's the best obituary ever written

    October 2, 2013 9:57 PM

    GULFPORT- It's possibly the best obituary ever written, it's just a shame that it's catching attention after so much time has passed since the man's death in March. But, one thing is for sure, Harry Weathersby Stamps, a ladies' man according to the writing, would have been very interested in... more »
  • George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:35 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville... more »
  • Longtime educator Dr. Huel Perkins dies

    April 16, 2013 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Huel D. Perkins, a longtime music professor and educator who authored Southern University's fight song, passed away last night according to a Southern spokesperson. Perkins graduated from Southern in 1947 and served as a music professor there from 1951 to 1960. He later served as... more »
  • Former Ascension Parish sheriff dies

    January 31, 2013 5:55 PM

    GONZALES - Harold Tridico, a longtime sheriff of Ascension Parish, has died according to the sheriff's office. He was 86. According to the department's website Tridico spent was a sheriff "with an iron fist and an iron jaw." Tridico was elected in 1974 and spent 22 years in the... more »
  • 'Top Gun' director left behind notes to loved ones

    August 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials investigating Tony Scott's death say the director left several notes to loved ones in his car before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday. Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says initial investigative notes do not classify the writings as suicide notes, but the office is treating... more »
  • Sally Ride's secret from the grave

    July 25, 2012 7:55 PM

    The late astronaut, Sally Ride, who died this week protected her privacy and came out as being gay only in her obituary. The obituary she co-wrote before her death mentions her same-sex partner of 27 years. Her circle of family and friends have known for years she was gay but... more »
  • Utah man uses obituary to confess indiscretions

    July 17, 2012 12:31 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A 59-year-old Utah man who wrote his own obituary before he died last week used the opportunity to come clean. Friends and family of Val Patterson learned Sunday that the man they thought held a doctorate from the University of Utah received the degree thanks to... 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 »
  • Obamas praise Summer, voice sorrow over her death

    May 17, 2012 6:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are expressing sadness over the death of Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco who succumbed to cancer at the age of 63. The Obamas said their thoughts and prayers were with Summer's family and fans. They praised the singer's voice... more »
  • Police: Pa. man fakes mom's obit to get time off

    December 12, 2011 12:44 PM

    BROOKVILLE, Pa. - Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say a man published an obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville after the obit appeared to report the woman was actually alive and well. ... more »
  • Co-writer of 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' dies

    October 13, 2011 2:37 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Charlie Daniels Band member and a co-writer of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" has been killed in a car crash in Tennessee. A news release from the band says Joel "Taz" DiGregorio died Wednesday night in a crash on Interstate 40 west of Nashville.... more »
  • Former archbishop who gave JFK eulogy dies at 98

    September 29, 2011 7:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, who gave the eulogy for President John F. Kennedy and later served more than three decades as the head of the New Orleans Roman Catholic Archdiocese, died Thursday. He was 98. The archdiocese said he died peacefully shortly after 3 a.m.... more »
  • Former NFL star turned actor Bubba Smith dies

    August 3, 2011 5:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, has died in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter says Smith was found dead Wednesday at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter says he didn't know... more »
  • Restaurant owner John Mosca dies

    July 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Mosca, whose two-room roadhouse near New Orleans serves only big platters of food and has fans as far as Paris and Italy, is dead at age 86. His daughter, Lisa Mosca, says her father died Wednesday night at his home in Harahan. She says he... more »

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