CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 |
Long Beach rapper-turned- reggae artist Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) is the latest high-profile artist to contribute money toward the funeral of a 6-year-old girl shot in Moreno Valley last weekend, his representatives told The Times. Snoop has donated an undisclosed amount of money to Tiana Ricks' family, his representatives confirmed. In a statement, Snoop called the girl's death "heartbreaking. " "Little 6-year-old girls are not supposed to die from a gunshot.
April 15, 2013 |
Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn will lead a House delegation to Britain to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday. Announced by House Speaker John Boehner's office Monday, the trip marks a culmination of Republican accolades for Thatcher following her death last week . Thatcher's conservative policies and close relationship with President Reagan won her widespread support within the GOP . “Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest champions freedom has ever known, and her funeral gives Americans and friends around the world an opportunity to pay final respects,” Boehner said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2011 |
Known for her flamboyant hats and dazzling jewelry, Bernice Woods relished being in the public eye. So when the longtime community volunteer and former Compton city councilwoman died last month, her children opted to place her open casket in the drive-thru display window of Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton. "My mother was a community person," said Gregory W. Woods, 55, the youngest of the deceased woman's 10 children. "She meant so much to so many people. It is only fitting and proper that she would be viewed this way. " Adams funeral parlor, a fixture in Compton since 1974, brings to the business of death a convenience of the living: drive-thru viewing of the dead.
April 9, 2013 |
LONDON -- The funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Britain's longest-serving leader of the 20th century, will be held in St. Paul's Cathedral on April 17, officials said Tuesday. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, are expected to attend what will be the most elaborate funeral to be staged in London since the death of the queen's mother in 2002. It will be the first funeral of a prime minister that the queen will have attended since Winston Churchill's in 1965.
April 17, 2013 |
LONDON -- With stately solemnity and military honors, Margaret Thatcher's body was borne through the streets of the British capital Wednesday morning to a funeral service where hundreds of world leaders, colleagues and friends paid their last respects to this country's first and only female prime minister. Inside imposing St. Paul's Cathedral, more than 2,000 mourners gathered for a simple religious service in memory of the woman whose transformative but controversial premiership, from 1979 to 1990, was the longest Britain had seen since the early 19th century.
November 11, 2013 |
When Harold Jellicoe Percival died last month, the British World War II veteran's obituary mentioned that he had no close family to attend his funeral. But after the obituary went viral, hundreds of people showed up to honor him Monday. Percival, who served as a member of the Royal Air Force's Bomber Command, died on Oct. 25 at the age of 99. His obituary requested that “any service personnel who can attend his funeral service would be appreciated.” Its spread across social media brought it to the attention of service members and veterans organizations in Britain, They, in turn, rallied people to attend his funeral and honor his memory on Armistice Day. Mourners at Harold Percival's funeral singing Jerusalem.