Obituaries

Aretha Franklin's coffin lies at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)
August 30, 2018 - 6:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — An epic funeral aims to salute the legacy of Aretha Franklin and close out a week of high-profile tributes and visitations. The Queen of Soul's invitation-only funeral Friday at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple include former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Smokey...
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A wooden spike and an orange traffic cone mark the spot, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2018 where Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be buried on the grounds of the U. S. Navel Academy in Annapolis, Md. McCain is set to be buried next to his best friend, Adm. Chuck Larson, from his days at the U.S. Naval Academy _ and not in Arlington National Cemetery with his father and grandfather. (AP Photo/Laurie Kellman)
August 27, 2018 - 8:36 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. John McCain is to be buried next to his best friend from his days at the U.S. Naval Academy — and not in Arlington National Cemetery with his father and grandfather. The Arizona Republican remained best friends with Adm. Chuck Larson throughout his life and attended...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2006 file photo, members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, from left, Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, Ed King and Bob Burns, appear backstage after being inducted at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame dinner in New York. A family statement said King, who helped write several of their hits including “Sweet Home Alabama,” died from cancer, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. He was 68. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the group's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a family friend. He was 68. Scott Coopwood said King died Wednesday due to cancer. Funeral arrangements...
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Goodtime Home 1 via AP
July 27, 2018 - 3:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Chiyo Miyako died Sunday. Her death was confirmed Friday by Kanagawa prefecture, her home state south of Tokyo. Miyako, born on May 2, 1901, became the world's oldest person in April after Nabi Tajima from Kikai island...
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