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Cemetery commission says rapper's family cannot inscribe headstone with swear words
LYNN, Mass. - Commissioners at a Massachusetts cemetery have said no to profanity on headstones.
Mystery of Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train Solved by Chemist
Before President Abraham Lincoln was laid to rest, a train carried his body on a two-week funeral procession across the Northern U.S. states in 1865. Mourners from New York to Illinois gathered to see the train and pay their final respects, but despite drawing millions of spectators, one detail of the much-publicized event was thought to have been lost to history: The color of the president's ...
Funeral director: No cemetery will take Tsarnaev
The Massachusetts funeral director who is trying to find a cemetery to accept Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body says an autopsy shows the suspected Boston Marathon bomber died of bullet wounds suffered during a shootout with police and blunt-force injuries when he was run over by a car driven by his fleeing brother, according to media reports Saturday.
Funeral underway for referee who died after punch
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A funeral service is underway to honor the memory of a Utah soccer referee who was punched by a player and later died.
Funeral director: Tough to find cemetery that will bury Boston bombing suspect
BOSTON — A funeral home director was scrambling to find a cemetery that would bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, ignoring protesters gathered outside his business and saying everybody deserves a dignified burial service no matter the circumstances of his or her death.
Arlington National Cemetery dedicates columbarium
ARLINGTON For more than 100 years, the cremated remains of two brothers — Civil War soldiers from Indiana — sat on a funeral home shelf, unclaimed and largely forgotten.