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The Art of the Obituary

By M.K. QuinlanMarch 12, 2013

Writing an obituary is a powerful thing. It's an occasion to do right by your loved ones, to tell the world all of the great and respectable things they accomplished in their lifetimes, even when it’s something as small as making a really fantastic bacon and tomato sandwich.

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Case in point: the obituary of Harry Stamps, a Long Beach, Mississippi, resident who passed away over the weekend. Written by his daughter Amanda Lewis, the obit is filled with Southern idiosyncrasies and humor, and thanks to the Internet, it has traveled far and wide in the last few days.

Stamps was the father of two girls, a Korean vet, and a professor. But to find out what really made him tick (and sometimes ticked him off) read Harry Stamps' full obituary here.