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Visitors pay their respects to Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia during an overnight wake at the town hall in Algeciras, southern Spain, Saturday March. 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Laura Leon)

Paco de Lucia receives heartfelt funeral in Spain

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in the rain to mourn the death of virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia before a funeral Saturday in his hometown of Algeciras at the heart of flamenco music country […]

03/01/2014

A row of motorcycle police officers from different towns salute during a service for Michael Feeney, as Ridgewood, N.J., holds a funeral with full police honors for the 10-year-old boy, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. 
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NJ boy who died of cancer gets police funeral

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy who had been named the town’s honorary police chief was given a funeral with full police honors Tuesday, his flag-draped coffin arriving at church to the sound of […]

12/03/2013

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Funeral held for boy with rare brain infection

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) – Nearly 1,000 people gathered for the funeral of a Florida boy who was infected by a rare and deadly brain eating amoeba. The public visitation and service was held Saturday for […]

09/01/2013

Woman turns up alive after her own funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has turned up alive nearly two weeks after her family held a funeral and burial for her. Services for 50-year-old Sharolyn Jackson were held Aug. 3 in New Jersey. […]

08/23/2013

19 Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew firefighters killed by wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, City of Prescott handout: (top l-r): Andrew Ashcraft, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Dustin DeFord, Chris Mackenzie, Eric Marsh, and Grant McKee, (middle l-r): Sean Misner, Scott Norris, Wade Parker, John Percin, Jr., Anthony Rose, Jesse Steed, and Joe Thurston, (bottom l-r): Travis Turbyfill, William Warneke, Clayton Whitted, Kevin Woyjeck and Garret Zuppiger. (AP Photo)

Service honors 19 Hotshots killed in Arizona fire

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Thousands of firefighters and law enforcement officers from New York to California filed into a northern Arizona arena Tuesday to mourn 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire and to support […]

07/09/2013

Cadavers honored in med student dissection lab

GARY, Ind. (AP) – After finishing their work on cadavers, medical students often hold memorial services to honor people who have donated their bodies to science. But at the Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest, the ceremonies have a surreal twist.

01/29/2013

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Pa. man had a ‘Whopper’ of a funeral

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Mourners at a Pennsylvania fast-food fan’s funeral wanted him to have it his way, so they arranged for his hearse – and the rest of the procession – to make one last drive-thru visit before reaching the cemetery.

01/26/2013

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Funerals set for slain firefighters

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Funerals have been scheduled Sunday and Monday for the two volunteer firefighters who were shot and killed while responding to a fire near Rochester, N.Y. on Christmas Eve.

12/26/2012

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