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The Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family.
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Janice "Jan" Marie (Alverson) McElroy
11/02/1935 – 05/27/2020
Janice Marie Alverson McElroy, "Jan", of Vestavia Hills, AL, passed away peacefully and of natural causes at home on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family. Jan was born...
Virginia M. Martin
04/15/1943 – 05/23/2020
Virginia Meek Martin passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 and is now and forever with her savior Jesus Christ. She worked in banking and insurance for many years in the Birmingham area. She was a...
Michael Brooks Sublett
02/10/1975 – 05/23/2020
Michael Brooks Sublett, a longtime resident of Birmingham AL, died May 23, 2020 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham AL. He was born on February 10, 1975 in Columbia SC and was the son of late...
George W. Edwards Jr.
03/28/1927 – 05/21/2020
George William Edwards, Jr., celebrated his life of 93 years young with his wife, Mary Alice Samuels Edwards. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his 4 children and their spouses: Bill Edwards...
Kay Joseph "Joe" Tortorice
09/06/1940 – 05/20/2020
Joe attended John Carroll High School, graduated with a B. A. from Birmingham Southern College, M. A. The University of Alabama and UAB receiving a AA certificate in school administration. Joe...
Shirley D Vann
03/19/1931 – 05/18/2020
Shirley Dawson Vann, age 89 died May 18, 2020. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, David and Wynona Dawson, sister Wynona "Fifi" Dawson, brother David "Butch" Dawson, and great grandson...
Ben Roland Ray Jr.
09/10/1947 – 05/15/2020
Ben Ray, Jr. was born September 10, 1947 and passed away on May 15, 2020. He grew up in Vestavia Hills, AL and attended Berry High School, and then University of Alabama from 1966-1969. During his...
Dr. James Ralph Cranford Jr.
11/10/1955 – 05/11/2020
On Monday, May 11, 2020, Dr. James Ralph Cranford, Jr., (64) was ushered into eternity surrounded by loving family. Ralph was preceded in death by his father, James Ralph Cranford, Sr.; his mother...
Obituaries celebrate and honor unique lives
Today’s obituaries are more than simple funeral announcements and a list of the names of family members. Modern obituaries include treasured memories, funny stories and important details that showcase the joys and moments of a life lived. A great obituary tells a unique story and reflects the personality of the person it commemorates.
Obituaries give visitation, funeral and memorial details
Funeral services that include a viewing or wake are usually held within a few days of a death, but a funeral or memorial service can sometimes take place much later. Some families choose to hold a visitation before the service, while others may prefer a more low-key or private family service. A memorial service can take place at a funeral home, chapel or another location that was meaningful to the loved one. Preferences vary, and an obituary lets friends and family know where to go and when. The online obituary also allows you to sign up for reminders about services to provide assurance that you don't miss an important memorial event.
Send flowers or gifts directly to the service or family's home
Along with words of condolence, sending flowers or a small gift is a wonderful way to show you care. With the Dignity Memorial online obituary, it's simple to order a bouquet or another token of care and have it delivered directly to the funeral service or the family’s home.
Online obituaries let you leave words of support
It's important not to underestimate the power of a simple message or cherished photo to bring support and comfort to those who are grieving. Send a note, share a story or upload a photo. Your condolences and kind words will remain with the obituary and be included in an available printed memory book, providing comfort for the family for years to come.