Latest Funerals and memorial services News

Basketball Hall of Fame temporarily closes for renovations

Jan. 18, 2020 12:51 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Basketball Hall of Fame is closing to the public for nearly two months in early February for the final phase of a $23 million renovation project. Th interactive Jerry Colangelo Court of Dreams will be fully redeveloped during the closure of the Naismith Memorial Basketball...

Scholarship fund planned for missing Ohio teen found dead

Jan. 18, 2020 11:41 AM EST

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A business owner and a volunteer search organizer are creating a scholarship fund in the name of an Ohio teen who went missing for weeks and was found dead inside the chimney of an unoccupied home. Marc Wolfe, owner of a Port Clinton bait and tackle store, and search organizer...

Work begins on NW Indiana war memorial delayed by recession

Jan. 18, 2020 10:30 AM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Work is underway in northwestern Indiana for a war memorial that was delayed for years by the Great Recession after the 2008 financial crisis. Crews began clearing trees Wednesday in Crown Point for the memorial, which will feature three separate monuments: one for World War I...

This undated image provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, via the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, shows an artist’s rendering of a young girl, created from remains found in the Arizona desert in 2016. About a dozen people attended the girl’s burial ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman, Ariz., on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children via AP)

Unidentified girl buried in Arizona following 3-year inquiry

Jan. 17, 2020 5:55 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a teenager discovered near an Arizona highway three years ago has been buried without the discovery of her identity despite an extensive investigation. The girl was laid to rest Thursday with the help of a funeral home and cemetery, The Kingman Daily Miner reported....

Few statehouses feature memorials to actual historical women

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Statehouse would join a small number of others around the country with outdoor monuments dedicated to real women in U.S. history under a proposal Thursday to create a memorial to Ohio women who fought for voting rights. Currently, all statues of historical figures outside the...

In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 photo, waves crash along the shore of Falcon Cove Beach between the unincorporated community of Arch Cape to the north and Oswald West State Park to the south in Clatsop County, Ore. A 7-year-old girl is dead and her 4-year-old brother is missing after they and their father were swept into the ocean on the Oregon coast amid a high-surf warning. Authorities say the father was holding the two children when a wave swept all three into the water Saturday, Jan. 11 in the Falcon Cove area, south of the community of Cannon Beach. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)

Mom of 2 Oregon children swept into ocean thanks supporters

Jan. 16, 2020 12:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of two young children who drowned off the Oregon coast when a rogue wave swept them into the Pacific Ocean has posted a statement on social media thanking supporters for their prayers and messages. Jamie Stiles, of Portland, said in the message posted on Facebook late...

Navajo Nation to lower flags in honor of tribal lawmaker

Jan. 16, 2020 12:05 AM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A former Navajo Nation Council delegate is being remembered for his years of public service and inspiration to others. Tribal officials say a funeral for John Perry Jr. is scheduled Thursday morning at Cope Memorial Chapel in Gallup. Meanwhile, flags will be lowered across the Navajo...

Marijuana reform advocates split on legalization

Jan. 15, 2020 7:45 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Advocates dressed in black stood Wednesday at the base of the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial to voice their support of marijuana legalization, repeating a variation of, “the time is now,” in each of their statements. Participants dressed in black “in order to...

Funeral set for Louisiana man who died in weekend storms

Jan. 15, 2020 6:45 PM EST

OIL CITY, La. (AP) — Family members of a Louisiana man who was killed in severe storms that swept through the state over the weekend said funeral services will be held Saturday. The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office said 75-year-old Raymond Holden died when a tree fell on his house in Oil City early Saturday...

Advocates hold homeless awareness day at Vermont Statehouse

Jan. 15, 2020 10:18 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Advocates were holding a homelessness awareness day and memorial vigil in Montpelier on Wednesday. Concerned citizens and homeless service providers were expected to gather at the Statehouse to talk with lawmakers and “renew their commitment to end homelessness” in...