Samples of Obituaries
This sample of an obituary can be adapted to relate to anyone who has died young. Make sure you keep in mind that an obituary is a way to inform people of a person's passing and to give information about the deceased's life, the funeral, and the surviving family members. All the samples of obituaries give those details.
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- Newspaper Obituaries - online obituaries in alphabetical order
- Free Obituaries - Where you can submit free obituaries online
- Obituaries List - Listings of Obituaries categorized by state
- Celebrity Obituaries - Deaths of stars and celebrities' online obituaries
- Famous People Obituaries - Notable deaths and obituaries
- Sunday Obituaries - Big City Newspapers Obituaries Online
- Funeral Obituaries - Examples of funeral obituaries
- Death Notice - Examples of death notices
Sample Obituary for a Young Man
Travis A. Turner, 19, of Clinton, died February 5, 2009 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver. He was born December 5, 1990 in Utica, the son of John and Louise (Crater) Turner. He attended Clinton schools and graduated from Clinton High School in 2008, where he was a member of the student council and the basketball team. He was currently enrolled at Mohawk Valley Community College majoring in computer science.
Travis was a member of the Order of the Eagle of the Boy Scouts of America and had been a member of Troop 52. He achieved his Eagle rank upon completion of a project that restored several damaged headstones in the historic old Clinton Cemetery in 2006. He attended Grace Episcopal Church in Clinton.
Travis is survived by his parents John and Louise of Clinton; his brother Chad and his sister Karen, both at home. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Harold and Gladys Crater, also of Clinton; and his paternal grandparents, Philip and Betty Turner of Indianapolis. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Kristen Porter of Clinton and his close friends Jacob Hart of New Harford and Zachary Taylor of Clinton and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Dimbleby Funeral Home in Clinton. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:30a.m. at the funeral home and at 10am at Grace Episcopal Church in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the M.A.D.D. (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) program at Clinton High School. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and can also be mailed to M.A.D.D., c/o Guidance Department, Clinton High School, 24 Waverly Street, Clinton 13323.