H6 – Obituary assignment for extra homework grade
Use the following information to write a short obituary (no more than eight paragraphs with less than 50 words per paragraph). Be sure to look up items in your AP Stylebook. How the information is listed may not necessarily be correct according to AP. DO NOT JUST RETYPE THIS INFORMATION OR IT WILL BE A ZERO.
Follow the handout and suggestions in your book for how to format and arrange in the correct order. You need to consider and check information carefully.
Name of deceased: Ralph "Red" Herring
Address: 1110 Montezuma Rd., Montgomery
Place of death: Jackson Hospital
Cause of death: Colon Cancer
Born: San Antonio, Texas
August 7, 1916
Education: Graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery in 1933 Occupation: Retired farmer
Died: 8 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2013 at Jackson Hospital of colon cancer Survivors: Wife, Ethel Mertz Herring
Brother, Herman Herring, Poughkeepsie, NY
Sister, Agnes Chafin of Minnesota
Son, Ralph Herring Jr. of Floyds Knobs, Ind.
Daughter, Loretta Vincent of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.
and five grandchildren.
Graveside services: Thursday, Dec. 8, at Oakwood Cemetary, the Rev. L.P. Jones officiating
Lucious Funeral Home of Anniston is in charge of arrangements. Memberships:
Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, Jackson Street Lions Club. Military Service: an Army veteran of World War II, he reached the rank of Capt. and led a company of soldiers in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, where he earned a Silver Star for valor. In a call to the family residence, you talk to the deceased man’s son, who tells you the following: “My dad was brought to Montgomery by his parents when he was less than one year old.” “My dad returned to Montgomery as soon as he left the Army, farming until he retired at the age of 71.” The deceased man’s daughter said: “My dad really enjoyed quail hunting, bass fishing and bowling after his retirement.”...
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