The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

The team likes to share with our readers obituaries of interest. Most often, we find ourselves sharing life stories that have moved or inspired us – a couple’s long-lasting devotion to each other, an individual’s tireless work for charity, a young person showing strength and wisdom beyond her years.

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But sometimes, an obituary catches our eye just because it’s plain funny – intentionally so. It may be that a family member has perfectly captured a jokester’s personality by way of memorializing him, or that the deceased herself has penned clever last words. We’re not sure if William “Freddie” McCullough wrote his own obituary or if it was a loved one who noted that he “attracted more women than a shoe sale at Macy’s,” but that line and the rest of the obituary make for a fun read. Read it for yourself at – and don’t miss the possibly-true story of how Freddie died!

About Linnea

I joined in 2000 as an obituary writer. In the years since, I've done a little of everything for our Operations team, from content review to customer service to creating web pages for funeral homes to training new employees to my current position, Content Manager. I love this position, because I get to write little bits & longer pieces - whatever's needed at the moment - and I get to proofread a lot, satisfying my inner nitpicker. And I love being on the blog team, because I get to write interesting features for the blog. I love to write! In my spare time, I... can you guess?... write. I'm hoping that one day I can add "published novelist" to my bio. I also enjoy working in my vegetable garden and cooking, baking, canning, making ice cream, and pretty much anything else in the kitchen. I love to read, compete in trivia contests, and attempt to keep up with my Netflix queue.
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