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According To These Were The Top Obituaries of 2015

January 5, 2016

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According To These Were The Top Obituaries of 2015

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Clay W. Shephard


A family’s touching and extremely candid obituary for their 23 year old son who died of a drug overdose went viral and received thousands of messages of support from people all over the country.

As I come across this on facebook I can’t even start to wonder where you pull your strength from. Thank you for posting because this will help people understand that drug use is not always seen. We can’t always see demons others are fighting, but that doesn’t mean there not there. I am so very sorry you lost your son to such a evil thing. He sounds like he was a great guy. My prayers are with your family! God bless!

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Emily Phillips


Emily Debrayda Phillips, 69, died from pancreatic cancer on March 25, 2015. A month prior to her death, Phillips wrote her own obituary. The obituary, which included some of her favorite memories, people and jokes, garnered national attention.

What a beautiful obituary written by a very beautiful person. Didn’t know her personally before but I sure feel as if I did. To her loving family thank you for sharing.

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Khyrstin Andrews


Khyrstin (Kyssi ) Andrews died on June 7, 2015 after a three year battle with cancer. She was 6 years old. During her fight with cancer, Kyssi’s mother, Marla Jones, created a Facebook page to share their story and receive support. Over 300,000 followers were devastated to learn of Kyssi’s passing and many turned to her Guest Book to share condolences with Marla and the rest of Kyssi’s family.

I am so sorry about your loss!! Kyssi was such an inspiration! She kept my drive going to move forward with my disease..we love u Kyssi!!

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Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died July 26, 2015, having been in a coma since Jan. 31, 2015. She was 22.

I prayed for you ever since I heard of your accident, I didn’t know you but wanted you to recover and set the world on fire and show everyone that you were great and wonderful, but I know that you are no longer in pain and in the loving arms of your mother

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Dusty Rhodes

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Virgil Runnels, a former professional wrestler better known as Dusty Rhodes, died on June 11, 2015 at the age of 69.

I loved Dusty growing up, He’d always brought excitement to my heart when he strut his stuff and delivered his world famous elbow.

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Chris Hyndman

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Hyndman was a co-host on the CBC TV talk show Steven and Chris. He died on August 3, 2015 at the age of 49.

My heart is broken with the news of Chris’ passing. I so loved the Steven and Chris Shows. My deepest sympathy to Steven and Chris’ family. Life is so fragile and we must live each day to the fullest.

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Stuart Scott

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Scott was a longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality. He died on January 4, 2015 at the age of 49 after an eight year battle with cancer.

I loved to watch you on espn. Your charm, wit, personality, good looks & knowledge charmed us all. You will be missed & as an angel now, soar high above & keep your watchful eye on all of us. R.I.P. until we see you again, dear friend.

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B.B. King

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B.B. King was a 15-time Grammy winning Blues musician. King performed well into his 80s, despite suffering from diabetes and other medical problems. He died in Las Vegas on May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.

You have been in my world for so long. Your music will keep your heart here with me.i will miss you

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Frank Gifford

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Gifford was a NFL Hall of Famer who played for the Giants from 1952-64, and later co-hosted Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell and Al Michaels. He died on August 9, 2015 at the age of 84.

To a true man and a great player rest in peace you have earned it.My deepest sympathies go to his wife Kathie Lee.

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