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Why Every Forward-Thinking Southerner
Should Write Her Own Obit

Southern Living Magazine, by Charlotte Hays

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Posted By:Drive, 3/20/2017 1:22:26 PM

When I was growing up in Greenville, Mississippi, departed members of the community rated either a news obituary or a simple death notice in the Delta Democrat Times. If fortunate, the deceased might receive a further sendoff in the form of a much-coveted mention in Brodie Crump´s "Old Stuff" column. Simple and tasteful. Everybody knew what to do. Death, like everything else, is so much more complicated today, including and especially the important matter of one´s obituary. The lengthy, paid obituary has replaced the courtesy obituary or very brief paid notice that small-town newspapers in the South, as I remember it,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: annie xango, 3/20/2017 1:34:36 PM     (No. 11195791)

cute article..but, the only thing I know is this...I have already written mine..and it´s a doozy...and I told my son if it doesn´t get published, just that way..I am coming back to haunt him...!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/20/2017 1:56:02 PM     (No. 11195807)

I was born, I grew up, I went to School, I got a job and I was screwed by the government, I died. That´s all there is to it!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Alice, 3/20/2017 2:19:59 PM     (No. 11195829)

Thanks for posting this :-)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: columba, 3/20/2017 2:53:42 PM     (No. 11195852)

A very famous person wrote his obit: "Jesus Loves Me This i Know for the Bible Tells Me So."

Short, to the point and factual.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 3/20/2017 4:11:48 PM     (No. 11195917)

Brief Southern obit: That´s all y´all. Heaven bound.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jc96, 3/20/2017 4:26:28 PM     (No. 11195927)

thanx for noticing I´m dead. Bless your heart.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Daylily, 3/20/2017 5:56:04 PM     (No. 11195995)

I got a chuckle out of the article, however -
I am a southerner who has requested a very brief mention in the paper. It should include: she was born, lived many years, leaves a beautiful wonderful family, she dies, and is a strong believer in eternal life.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hazymac, 3/20/2017 8:34:10 PM     (No. 11196169)

I told you I was sick.

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