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Have you written your obit?

Paula Davis, funeral director for Heritage Funeral Home, is on a crusade to get people to write their own obituary. In my Sunday story, she explained one reason to do it:

“You spend days planning a birthday party or a vacation,” she said. “And then all of a sudden a death occurs and you have three or four hours to get this obituary written because we have to get it to the paper. If you have to start from square one, that is not enough time."

Have you written your own obit? If yes, send me an excerpt and I'll put it on the blog.

(Jesse Tinsley S-R photo of Paula Davis at Corbin Senior Center)

Remembering Louis Davenport

Yesterday I had the privilege of walking with some Friends of the Davenport to remember on his death day, Louis Davenport, who left behind the Davenport Hotel.

It was a glorious day for the short stroll in Riverside Memorial Park. And it was refreshing to see how simple Davenport's gravesite looks.

He didn't need a huge monument in death, explained Dennis Murphy, president of Heritage Funeral Home because "his monument is the hotel."

Davenport "checked out" of life July 28, 1951.

(Photo courtesy of Tom McArthur)