Posts Tagged ‘funeral’

Man has Star Wars-themed funeral

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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star warsUK – A Star Wars fanatic who died from cancer was given the perfect send-off by having an honor guard of stormtroopers lead his funeral procession.

Gordon Deacon, 58, from Llanedeyrn in Cardiff, passed away last month after battling pancreatic and liver cancer, reports Wales Online.

He was obsessed with Star Wars and so mourners were asked to wear costumes from the sci-fi film or red for Liverpool – the football team he supported.

One mourner wore a top saying “may the force be with you” and another was kitted out in a Steven Gerrard shirt, while the coffin was adorned with a Liverpool flag and Star Wars floral tribute.  More

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Ex-Funeral Director Faces 278 Charges For Stashing Bodies

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Date: October 9th, 2014

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odonnellBOSTON – A former Mattapan funeral director is facing 278 charges over accusations of stashing a dozen bodies in a storage unit.

Prosecutors say 56-year-old Joseph O’Donnell took money from clients but then never buried the bodies, instead keeping the decomposing corpses in a Weymouth storage facility.

O’Donnell is charged with not holding a license despite handling more than 200 funerals and cremations, and also stealing about $150,000 in funeral pre-payments.

O’Donnell is also believed to have given many families ashes belonging to someone other than their loved ones, according to prosecutors.  More

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Funeral home employees find men sleeping in caskets

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Date: August 23rd, 2011

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barrett-lance-hartsockNutty News Bristol, Tennessee – Employees of a Bristol funeral home found two men napping inside caskets resulting in one man’s arrest and a police search for the second. Bristol police said in a news release that employees working in Weaver Funeral Home’s casket storage facility discovered two men asleep in caskets. When the employees told the men they were calling police, the men jumped out a window. One of the two escapes, but police caught the other and arrested him. Barrett Lance Hartsock was charged with burglary and vandalism over $1,000. Police said Hartsock gave an address of 627 Dixie St., Bristol, Va., but also stated he was homeless. The men caused more than $9,000 in damages to the caskets, police said.  More   Click on the Nutty News reporter at the top, left column for another Nutty News story

Funeral strippers dance for the dead

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Date: July 10th, 2011

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funeral-strippersNutty News Taiwan – Funeral strippers is not at all common for urbanites but in rural settings most people have seen these performances. Actual full stripping has gone underground because there were laws enacted against full nudity in the mid eighties so that isn’t as popular as it once was. Anthropologist Marc L. Moskowitz didn’t see any full stripping though it is likely that this was in part because they knew I was filming at that time, but almost everyone I spoke with had seen full stripping. Most people in Taiwan categorize both the strippers and the singers as one group — as Electric Flower Car performers — the only people I spoke with who made a clear delineation between strippers and singers were the performers and managers themselves.  More   Nutty News Today   Nutty News for iPhone   Nutty News for Android Phones   Nutty Videos   Nutty News Facebook Fan Page   Nutty News on Twitter   Nutty Videos on Twitter   Register A Website Address – Choose A Hosting Package – Easy Do-It-Yourself Websites - HostWink.com  Nutty News Marketplace