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Dead Man's Final Prank Leaves Everyone Laughing

Irish man recorded himself calling for help, loved ones played it as his coffin was lowered

(Newser) - An Irish man with a sense of humor left behind a final prank for his friends and family: He made a recording before his death, and after his coffin was lowered into the ground, it started playing. "Hello?" he can be heard saying. "Let me out. It's... More »

Dozens Hold Funeral for a 'Symbolic' Death

Iceland bids farewell to its first glacier lost to climate change

(Newser) - It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence, and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists, and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier, the AP reports. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the Okjokull glacier extinct about a... More »

He Invited Strangers to His Wife's Funeral. Hundreds Came

Mourners joined Antonio Basco in paying respects to wife Margie Reckard, killed in El Paso shooting

(Newser) - He invited them, and they came. Antonio Basco, whose wife, 63-year-old Margie Reckard, was killed in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, didn't have family of his own in the El Paso area and was worried not many people would show at her funeral, so... More »

No Family Left After Wife Killed in El Paso, Man Issues an Invite

Antonio Basco has invited the general public to Friday funeral for Margie Reckard, 63

(Newser) - Antonio Basco lost his "angel" in the El Paso mass shooting , and now he's inviting the public to her funeral. Basco's wife, Margie Reckard, 63, was one of the 22 victims fatally shot in a Walmart earlier this month, and because Basco has no remaining family now... More »

Doris Day Said No to a Trio of Things

No funeral, memorial service, or headstone

(Newser) - If you want to pay tribute to Doris Day , you won't be able to head to a cemetery. Best you can do is go to a corner of the internet. A statement posted to the Doris Day Animal Foundation's website states that Day made clear she wanted "... More »

5 People on Way to Funeral Are Killed in Car Crash

They were en route from Memphis to Chicago

(Newser) - Tragedy, compounded: Five people en route to a funeral were killed in a highway crash, reports the Southern Illinoisan . All five were residents of Memphis heading to Chicago when their SUV rear-ended a tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon on Interstate 57 in Illinois. Killed were 78-year-old Coraleen A. Luellen; 75-year-old Peggy Jackson... More »

Trump: I Wasn't Thanked for John McCain's Funeral

Senator's daughter slams 'bizarre new low'

(Newser) - President Trump continued his feud with the late John McCain Wednesday, telling an audience at a tank factory in Ohio that he "wasn't a fan" of the senator—and complaining that he was never thanked for approving his funeral seven months ago. "I gave him the kind... More »

Thousands Show Up to Honor 'Unaccompanied Veteran'

Texas cemetery urged public to attend funeral of Air Force vet

(Newser) - When the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery announced that 72-year-old Joseph Walker was to be buried as an "unaccompanied veteran," with nobody present but cemetery workers, the response was overwhelming. Roads around the cemetery were jammed and the service had to start late to accommodate the estimated 2,... More »

Slain Cop Who Stopped Immigrant Is Hailed as a 'Hero'

Cpl. Ronil Singh was killed the day after Christmas

(Newser) - A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a "Fiji-born American hero" who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country, the AP reports. At a funeral held for Cpl. Ronil (row-neel) Singh, mourners remembered the 33-year-old as a hard-working immigrant... More »

Michelle Obama Dishes on Dubya Passing Her Things at Funerals

Former first lady says George W. Bush had 'the sense of humor to bring me a mint'

(Newser) - Another "cough drop moment" between Michelle Obama and George W. Bush? Per People and Today , the former first lady made a stop in San Jose, Calif., on Friday for her book tour, and she addressed an apparent repeat of what took place at John McCain's memorial service in... More »

Parents Want Priest Fired Over Suicide Sermon

The Hullibargers couldn't believe what they heard

(Newser) - Maison Hullibarger's suicide was painful enough—then his parents heard the priest's homily. "We wanted him to celebrate how Maison lived, not how he died," his mother Linda tells the Detroit Free Press . Hullibarger, who had five siblings and studied criminal justice at the University of... More »

Bush's Gravestone Bears a Simple Inscription

41st president was buried Thursday after a Navy hymn

(Newser) - Texas A&M says the private, graveside service for George HW Bush's family members has ended and the former president has been buried. Thursday evening's ceremony concludes days of funeral activities honoring the 41st president, the AP reports. After lying in state at the US Capitol and a... More »

Presidential Funeral Train Is First in Nearly 50 Years

It'll make a roughly 70-mile journey

(Newser) - The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George HW Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies. "I might have left Air Force One behind," Bush quipped during... More »

A 'Dramatic Moment' Before No. 41's Funeral

World leaders and past presidents to gather in DC Wednesday to remember George HW Bush

(Newser) - The mail has been stopped , the NYSE has been shuttered, and past US presidents, world leaders, and other dignitaries are converging on DC to attend the state funeral for George HW Bush. President Trump, who has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning , is set to attend the service for... More »

Man Shares Photos of Wife, Unborn Child Killed in Crash

Zach Kincaid wants people to see his 'nightmare'

(Newser) - "A drunk driver speeding down a two-lane highway at 85+ mph in the wrong lane around a blind corner destroyed my family," writes Zach Kincaid. If you want to know what that destruction looks like, Kincaid makes it plain to see. The father of four posted a series... More »

Man Holding Yard Sales to Finance His Own Funeral

Veteran Willie Davis has stage 4 cancer, wants to be buried near his parents

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man has been holding yard sales to pay for funeral expenses. The catch, as per the AP : It's his own. Some of his customers are going a step further to help. David Dunkleberger says he and his friend Ed Sheets pulled into a yard sale in Brownstown... More »

Why John McCain Chose His Final Resting Place

The Maverick was to be laid to rest at the US Naval Academy

(Newser) - John McCain was laid to rest Sunday at the cemetery at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., a choice the AP called "as deliberate as the other details of his procession ." Instead of spending eternity in Arlington Cemetery where his admiral father and grandfather are buried, the... More »

Trump Has a Response for Meghan McCain's Swipe

'MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,' he tweets from golf course

(Newser) - John McCain appears to have handed his feud with President Trump down to the next generation, reports USA Today , and the latter took to Twitter to apparently respond to Meghan McCain's swipe at his campaign slogan while eulogizing her father on Saturday. "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN," he... More »

Mother Says Son's Funeral Ruined by Overeager Cops

She wants officers who came to her son's funeral to arrest his best friend held accountable

(Newser) - A deceased Virginia man's funeral was interrupted last week when his mother says around a dozen police officers barged in to arrest a mourner. Per WWBT , Hopewell police were acting on a tip when they showed up Friday to the funeral of 31-year-old Troy Howlett in order to arrest... More »

Priest Tells Mourners to Take Casket, 'Get the Hell Out'

Incident occurred last Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church in Maryland

(Newser) - Mourners showed up at a DC-area Catholic Church last Wednesday to pay their final respects to Agnes Hicks—and ended up being told to "get the hell out of my church." The Washington Post reports on the "disturbing scene" captured on video at St. Mary’s Church... More »

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