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Terry TaylorTerry W. Taylor, 78, of Corbin, KY, went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2023, at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Terry was born November 27, 1944, in Corbin, KY, the son of the late Homer and Jerry Taylor. He was the oldest of six siblings. On March 5, 1965, he married...Obituary
Bill CrookBill Crook, 81, born July 27, 1941 in Corbin, Kentucky, peacefully passed to his heavenly home on May 29, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sharon, and Children: Scott (Cindy) Crook, Jeff (Becky) Crook, and Mindy (Chad) Hays. He also leaves behind grandchildren: Gracie Crook, Dylan Crook, Carson...Obituary
Verna MacKenzie 1924 - 2023Verna Allaby MacKenzie, 98, of Jeffersonville, IN, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, surrounded by her family. Verna was born on November 20, 1924, in Roadstown, NJ to William Allister and Eunice Allaby MacKenzie. Verna is survived by children Anne Finch of Jeffersonville and Chuck...Obituary
Alma Wilder 1930 - 2022Alma Belle Bowes (Shaw) Wilder, age 92, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022. She is survived by her six children: Peter D. Shaw (Cynthia), John J. Shaw (Dixie), Mary J. Moore (Alf), Stephen G. Wilder (Nancy), Andrew B. Wilder, and Jill M. Winters (Mark); five loving grandchildren: Katharine J. Nicholson...Obituary
Leamon JonesLeamon Jones, age 85, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Baptist Health Corbin. Born in Whitley County, Kentucky, he was a son to the late Willie Jones and Lottie Mae Romines Jones. Leamon was a member of Winds of Pentecost in Corbin, Cherry Avenue, Pastor Gilbert Valentine. He enjoyed farming and...Obituary
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Jessie CloydJessie Marie Cloyd transformed from this life on Tuesday May 9, 2023. She was born in East Bernstadt, Kentucky on November 10, 1938, to the late Robert and Irene Mays Parker. Jessie spent her career working with her husband and raising her children. She was a loving and compassionate person who worked tirelessly to...Obituary
Ewell CobbEwell Terrell Cobb, 83, of Richmond, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023. His passion was people. He loved being around friends and family in fellowship, sharing stories, and enjoying life to the fullest. He was always the life of the party—the first to arrive and the last one to leave. Ewell was born...Obituary
Darlene Shelton 1949 - 2023Darlene Mills Shelton, age 73, of Flat Lick, Kentucky, passed away May 8, 2023. Darlene was the daughter of Gertrude Jackson Mills and Lester Mills, born to them on May 27, 1949, in Flat Lick, Knox County, Kentucky. Darlene united in marriage to Frank Arthur Shelton, Sr. on February 21, 1980, and to this union one...Obituary
Wilkie GrantWilkie Lee Grant, 36, passed away Monday, May 8, 2023, at U.K. Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born July 21, 1986, in Corbin, Kentucky. Wilkie was an employee of Pepsi Cola Bottling Company. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed racing at the Corbin Speedway and...Obituary
Frank HylandFrank William Hyland, 61, of Keavy, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at St. Joseph Hospital in London, Kentucky. He was born April 10, 1962, in Houston, Texas. Frank was a member of St. Williams Catholic Church in London, Kentucky. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Frank suffered from Multiple...Obituary
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Robert LynchRobert Lee Lynch passed away at home on Thursday, May 4th, 2023. Bob was born in Harlan, Kentucky, on June 5th, 1943. He grew up in Loyall, Kentucky, and then Barbourville, Kentucky, where he attended Barbourville city schools. Bob attended the University of Kentucky, where he became president of Triangle...Obituary
Zail LawsonZail Edward Lawson, 76 of the Meadow Creek Community departed this life on May 3, 2023 in Corbin, KY surrounded by his family. He was born on Jan. 17, 1947 to the late Troy Lawson and Lucy Lawson in Corbin, Kentucky. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Una (Chambers) Lawson, Infant son Adam...Obituary
Maxine MorganMaxine Morgan, 89, of Corbin, KY passed away Tuesday evening, May 2, 2023 in Baptist Health at Lexington, KY. Born at Middlesboro, KY, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Maggie Loop Lowery. A sister Mae Galloway and brother Russell Evans also preceded her in death. Maxine had worked several years at...Obituary
Ralph LyttleRalph Lyttle, 86, of Williamsburg, died Thursday, April 27, in an accident. He was born in Ages, KY Oct. 30, 1936 to the late Floyd and Ethel (Cummins) Lyttle. He graduated from Woodbine High School and lived and worked in Cincinnati, OH for many years before moving his family back to Whitley County. Ralph also...Obituary
Samantha WestSamantha Grace West of Corbin, KY, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2023, at Baptist Health Corbin. Born in Corbin, she was the infant daughter of DeeAnna Moses. While Samantha's time with us on earth was brief, the impact she made will last a lifetime. Her bright eyes and contagious smile were a constant source of...Obituary
Glenn BakerGlenn Allen Baker "Rainbo" age 68 departed this life on April 17, 2023 at his home in Corbin, Kentucky. Glenn was born January 27, 1955 in Corbin, Kentucky to the late Benjamin F. Baker and Edna Mae Norvell Baker. He dedicated his life to Corbin and his community. He served as a Battalion Chief with the Corbin City...Obituary
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Mildred TenpennyMildred I. Tenpenny, age 89, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio. She was born in Corbin, Kentucky on April 1, 1934, to the late George Sawyers and Julia Logan Sawyers. Mildred was also preceded in death by her Husband Jesse W. Tenpenny, and by several brothers and...Obituary
Melvin TateMelvin Gene Tate, 89, of Corbin, KY passed away April 7, 2023. Melvin was born in Versailles, KY to Willie and Mae Tate on June 27, 1934. He served honorably during the Korean War. After returning to Versailles, he married his longtime sweetheart Shirley Holland Tate. The family moved to Corbin in 1962, where he...Obituary
Stephanie PattersonStephanie Leigh Patterson, age 48, of Corbin, Kentucky departed this life on April 8, 2023 at her home. Stephanie was born on March 11, 1975 in Corbin, Kentucky to Richard Perkins and Norma (Lawson) Perkins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard (Perk) and Norma (Lawson) Perkins; and brother, Richard...Obituary
Anderson EdwardsAnderson Edwards, 74, of Gray passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023, at his home. Born June 7, 1948, in Knox County, he was the son of the late Rev. Tip and Mossie Edwards. Andy was a faithful member of Gray Pentecostal Church for over 68 years where he served as a Sunday school teacher, chairman of the board,...Obituary
Glen NelsonGlen Alen Nelson, 75, Corbin, KY, died Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. Born January 15, 1948, in Oneida, TN, he was the son of the late Omer and Dorothy (Miller) Nelson. Survivors include: two daughters, four siblings, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild. A...Obituary
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Norma SilerNorma Jean Siler, age 86, of Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on April 4, 2023 at the Williamsburg Health and Rehab in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Norma was born on January 11, 1936 to R. D. Woods and Emma (Johnson) Woods. She was preceded in death by her parents, R. D. and Emma (Johnson) Woods; husband,...Obituary
Mickey TerrellMickey D. Terrell, passed away on March 31, 2023 at the age of 83, in Owensboro, Kentucky. Mr. Terrell was born on August 26, 1939 in Corbin, KY and was the only child of Otto and Nell Siler Terrell. In his early years, he excelled in both academics and athletics. After graduating from high school, Mickey attended...Obituary
Naomi HarpNaomi Harp, 95, of Corbin passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Born December 5, 1927, in Barton, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Roxie Anna Skeen. Although Naomi taught school very early in her adult years, she devoted her life to her husband and four sons, making their well-being her...Obituary
Brenda HuffBrenda Kay Huff, wife of Gregory Huff, passed away peacefully in her home in Corbin, KY, surrounded by loving family on April 4, 2023. Brenda was a dedicated pre-school teacher for many years at Learn and Grow in Corbin. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Coy B. and Opal Lee Hammons; sisters: Wilma Jean...Obituary

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What is the largest obituary website? › hosts obituaries for more than three-quarters of the 100 largest newspapers in the U.S., by circulation. The site attracts more than 30 million unique visitors per month and is among the top 40 trafficked websites in the world. Legacy Inc. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Why are some obituaries not published? ›

It's very expensive to put an obituary in newspapers. It could also mean the family chooses to keep it private. Sometimes families only want their closest friends to know about it. They don't want alot of people who don't know them that well, to feel obligated to attend a wake or funeral.

How much is an obituary in the Scranton Times? ›

How much does an obituary in The Times-Tribune cost? Placing an obituary in The Times-Tribune starts at $50.00. Package prices can vary depending on the edition of the paper (weekday, weekend, or Sunday editions) and other factors such as the length of the obituary.

What is the phone number for the Scranton Times newspaper? ›

If you have questions, please call 570-348-9130.

Why does it cost so much to post an obituary? ›

Since newspapers were the best and (sometimes, only) method of communication, they could afford to charge what they wanted. Additionally, newspapers have to print out obituaries when they're published. This means paper, ink, and time go into the total cost of an obituary being published.

How do I search for someone who has died? ›

Table of contents
  1. Confirm with a mutual acquaintance.
  2. Check social media.
  3. Search for an online obituary.
  4. Online death indexes.
  5. Check with their house of worship.
  6. Local courthouse.
  7. Digital archives.
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What information should you never include in an obituary? ›

Don't put too much personal information in an obituary. Leave out details that could be used for identity theft, such as the deceased's date and place of birth, middle name, maiden name and mother's maiden name. Don't include the deceased's home address.

Is it disrespectful not to have an obituary? ›

Although writing an obituary isn't a requirement when someone dies, it is a common way to inform others about a recent death. We all meet many different people throughout our lifetimes, and family members aren't always able to personally inform everyone the deceased knew of their passing.

Can cause of death not be listed in obituary? ›

To reiterate, no, you do not have to include the cause of death in an obituary. The choice is entirely yours, and it's important to weigh the pros and cons of including or excluding this information.

Do you pay by the word for obituary? ›

Cost Of Publishing Death Notices Or Obituaries

Newspapers will usually charge a fee for publishing a death notice, though the cost will depend on the newspaper and its pricing policies. Some papers will charge by word count, while others will charge by number of lines printed or number of inches printed.

How much does it cost to put an obituary in a local paper? ›

An average obituary can easily be $200.00-500.00. Costs vary by publication. Newspapers charge by the line and can average $450 for a complete obituary. The average obituary cost begins at $200.00 and increases due to the amount of content, including a photograph and the length of the obituary.

How long is a typical obituary? ›

The average length of an obituary is approximately 200 words, but some publications may accept obituaries as long as 450 words or as short as 50 words.

Who owns the Times-Tribune Scranton? ›

Times-Shamrock Communications

Who is the editor of The Scranton Times? ›

Joe Butkiewicz - Managing Editor - The Scranton Times-Tribune | LinkedIn.

Who is the representative of Scranton PA? ›

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright represents Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District and was first sworn into Congress on January 3, 2013.

Is it morbid to write your own obituary? ›

Personal Reflection

Writing your own obituary is not a harbinger of bad things to come. You still have places to go and people to see! In fact, this exercise also offers you the opportunity to take stock of where you are in life, how you got there, and if you are on a path you always envisioned.

Are you supposed to write your own obituary? ›

Writing it yourself and in advance ensures that you'll get all of the important details and express yourself with flair. So go ahead and start working on a draft of your obituary. Doing so is a golden opportunity to make a lasting impression on your family, while sharing your story with the world.

How do you ask for money in an obituary? ›

Ask for funds in a simple and respectful way: "I was wondering if you would be able to donate funds towards (insert deceased individual's name) funeral. Any amount would be appreciated if you choose to do so, and there's absolutely no pressure.

Can I view US death certificates online for free? ›

You can search most state archives online and easily access them from the comfort of your own home. These searches are also free. State archives often have death certificates that date to the founding of their state and beyond in some cases.

Can you check if someone has died? ›

Go To An Archive Facility

One in-person way to locate information about a person's death is to visit an Archive Facility, which almost every city has. Here you'll find historical information, public records, and other documents that will help you find out if someone has died.

Is it possible to see someone who has passed away? ›

After someone dies, it's normal to see or hear them. Some people also reporting sensing the smell or warmth of someone close to them, or just feel a very strong sense of their presence. Sometimes these feelings can be very powerful. They may be comforting but also feel disturbing.

Should an ex wife be mentioned in an obituary? ›

Because the main purpose of an obituary is to notify friends, family, and community members of a loss, it's perfectly acceptable to include these relevant names. In addition, if there are any shared children, it's common to include the ex-partner in the obituary.

What should be left out of a obituary? ›

In most cases, obituaries do not include the names or nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, or in-laws unless they were close to the deceased. Grandchildren are sometimes listed but often numbered instead (…he leaves behind 5 grandchildren).

Is it illegal to use a dead person's credit card? ›

Credit cards of the deceased are no longer valid. They cannot be used under any circumstances, even for funerals and final expenses. Transactions on these cards can result in fraud. Even if you're an authorized user or had permission to use the card before the cardmember passed away, do not use them to make purchases.

What not to wear to a funeral? ›

Avoid dressing in casual clothing, such as athletic wear, tank tops, or shorts. Skip the flip-flops, tennis shoes, sneakers, or boat shoes. Remove the neon necktie, purse, or accessory. Shy away from wearing jeans, even black ones, because they are considered too casual for a funeral.

When should you not attend a funeral? ›

Some reasons to not go to a funeral include: You want to go, but the service is private. The service is out of town and travel would be difficult. You are sick or have a chronic condition that would make it difficult, impossible, or highly uncomfortable to attend.

What does the Bible say about not attending a funeral? ›

For this is what the LORD says: "Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal; do not go to mourn or show sympathy, because I have withdrawn my blessing, my love and my pity from this people," declares the LORD.

What does it mean when someone says died at home? ›

"Died at home."

This wording is often used to provide context to a death, even though it doesn't say anything about the circumstances. Many believe that this is coded language for an overdose or suicide, but this is not always the case.

Can someone lie in an obituary? ›

While there is plenty of room for gentle white lies in obits, bigger lies are frowned upon. People don't like it when an obituary ignores a person's crimes, abuse or chronically poor behavior.

How soon after death should an obituary be published? ›

For both online and newspaper obituary posts, you should try and publish within a week after the death of your loved one. If the obituary has funeral notifications such as the location and timing of the funeral, you should post at least three days prior to the funeral.

What is it called when you read the obituary at a funeral? ›

Do you read an obituary, eulogy, or both at a funeral? You read a eulogy at the funeral. A eulogy and obituary might contain some similar information, but you only read the eulogy.

Is it customary to read the obituary at a funeral? ›

It's usually up to the family whether or not someone reads the obituary during the funeral. They may also seek the guidance of their religious leaders to ascertain whether it's appropriate based on the deceased's religion. Some family members choose to write both the obituary and the eulogy.

Do you have to announce a death in the newspaper? ›

It is not a legal requirement to publish an obituary in a newspaper in order to announce a death. However, a death certificate must be filed with the state's office of vital statistics when someone dies.

What paper is best for obituaries? ›

Heavier and thicker paper will make the funeral program look more splendid and feel more formal. Try using 22 or 24-pound paper instead of ordinary copier paper. Meanwhile, 28 to 32-pound paper may be a better choice for you – it is crisp and professional and will look as classy as it will be touching.

What kind of paper do you print obituaries on? ›

The best type of funeral paper to use when printing your obituary program is a 32 lb. paper weight which you can easily get at any office supply store. You can do a heavier weight paper but keep in mind you will need to score the folded side to prevent cracking at the fold.

How do you put an obituary in the local newspaper? ›

Most newspapers will have links on their websites directing people to submit a paid death notice, usually under the heading “Obituaries” or “Obits.” While some newspapers manage their own obituary submission and management processes, many newspapers work with the obituary and death notice website

Why would someone not want an obituary? ›

8. The deceased has few family members or friends. In some situations, the deceased's family may not see the need to write an obituary. In other cases, there may be no one who has the interest or ability to take care of this unnecessary task.

Should date of birth be included in obituary? ›

Biographical Facts

Make sure to include the person's full name, age, date of birth and their city/state of most recent residence. Be prepared to make some phone calls to get the answers to some of these questions.

What is the last sentence of obituary? ›

The obituary should end by naming your loved one's surviving family members, then giving information about the funeral or memorial service, if the family is making those details public, as well as information about any memorial funds or charitable organizations that people should send donations to.

What happened to the Tribune company? ›

Bankruptcy reorganization

On December 8, 2008, faced with a high debt load related to the company's privatization and a sharp downturn in newspaper advertising revenue, Tribune filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

When did the Tribune company go out of business? ›

Real estate magnate Sam Zell stunned the media industry when he took the company private in 2007 in an $8.2 billion leveraged buyout that burdened the company with debt and that many observers warned would be disastrous. Tribune was forced into bankruptcy in 2008.

Who is Tribune owned by? ›

Tribune Publishing was acquired by hedge fund Alden Global Capital (Alden) for $635 million, giving its final approval on May 21, 2021, with the transaction officially closing on May 25, 2021.

Was anything filmed in Scranton for office? ›

Most of the filming of The Office took place in Scranton Business Park. It is a grey-looking, drab, your average office building, which is in real life, an actual office.

What was Scranton original name? ›

A gristmill, sawmill, and charcoal furnace were established along the Lackawanna River, and over the years, Scranton's names progressed along with the landscape. Prior to being named Scranton in 1851, the area was known as Unionville, Slocum Hollow, Harrison, and Scrantonia.

Who was Scranton wife? ›

Mary Scranton supported her husband's congressional, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns. Bill Scranton was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 1962, making his wife the state's First Lady from 1963 to 1967.

What are people from Scranton called? ›

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
• Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Codes18447, 18501–18505, 18507–18510, 18512, 18514–18515, 18517–18519, 18522, 18540, 18577
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Who is the US senator for Scranton? ›

Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Senator Casey graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in 1982, and spent the following year teaching fifth grade and coaching eighth grade basketball in inner city Philadelphia for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Who is the leader of the PA House? ›

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
SpeakerJoanna McClinton (D) since February 28, 2023
Majority LeaderMatthew Bradford (D) since February 28, 2023
Minority LeaderBryan Cutler (R) since February 8, 2023
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How do I find an obituary for a specific person in the US? ›

Search for Obituaries Online
  1. Try the FamilySearch Historical Records Collections. ...
  2. Check FamilySearch partner sites such as and
  3. Visit cemetery sites such as Find a Grave and Billion Graves. ...
  4. Look at newspaper sites such as Genealogy Bank and Newspaper Archive.
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How do I list a lot of families in an obituary? ›

Start the paragraph with the deceased's first name, and then “was preceded in death by:” followed by the list of names. The appropriate immediate family members like wives, husbands, brothers, sisters and parents are customarily listed, but you can add as many names as you wish.

How do I find an obituary in Ohio? ›

Some public libraries have obituary indexes or offer obituary searching of local newspapers as part of their local history and genealogy services. You can find public libraries in Ohio using OPLIN's Find a Library.

How do I find an obituary in Illinois? ›

  3. ObitsArchive. Offers a free, every name index of a large collection of obituaries and death notices. Copies of the articles can be obtained for a fee ($).
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Why can't I find my friends obituary? ›

What is this? There are many reasons why a person might die and there be no obituary published. For example, the person may not have had any close relatives to handle this detail, or the expense might have been too great for the family. In some cases, the family might have chosen not to print a death notice.

Is there an app for local obituaries? ›

Once you download The Obituary App, connect your Facebook contacts, phone contacts, and select as many cities as you want. You may choose whether to be notified automatically of any new obituary posted that fits your personal criteria.

Can you use first person in an obituary? ›

Obituaries are written in third person for clarity. This is about the person who died, not about the writer, so do not include personal mentions.

What should you not put in an obituary? ›

Don't put too much personal information in an obituary. Leave out details that could be used for identity theft, such as the deceased's date and place of birth, middle name, maiden name and mother's maiden name. Don't include the deceased's home address.

What does it mean when a name is in parentheses in an obituary? ›

The common order of family in an obituary is: A spouse or partner. Children and the spouses or partners of the children, whose names are set off with parentheses so that it looks like Child (Partner's First Name)

Can I view death certificates online for free Ohio? ›

The Ohio Department of Health will search for the death of one individual for free. Searches for additional individuals are available for a fee. If you do not want to order the death record, there are other records with death information you can search.

Are obituaries required in Ohio? ›

Know what's required when someone passes away

It is not a legal requirement to publish an obituary in a newspaper in order to announce a death. However, a death certificate must be filed with the state's office of vital statistics when someone dies.

Are obituaries public domain? ›

An obituary is a "work" like any other work under the United States copyright law or the law of any other country that is a signatory of The Berne Convention, the international copyright agreement. Most newspapers in the United States claim copyright protection for their content.

How long does it take to get a death certificate from the funeral home in Illinois? ›

Requests for certificates will be processed within 5 to 7 business days for a certified copy or 15 business days for a correction. Suggestions for proof of immediate need are: A copy of a travel itinerary or plane tickets, showing the departure date within 30 days of the date on the application.

Are autopsies public record in Illinois? ›

Any professional reports (autopsy, toxicology, x-ray, and laboratory reports) will be presented at that time. These reports are not released to the public until the inquest procedures are concluded. All information and testimony at the inquest is recorded and/or transcribed by a certified court reporter.


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