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Good morning, obit fans. Don't forget to vote in our Best Obit of the Week user poll , and as always, we welcome comments and discussion.

The last surviving member of the legendary Ink Spots, Huey Long, has died. He set up a museum which has a lot more information about his life.

There's nothing like a good barkeep, or publican as they say in Ireland, and Dan O'Connell seems to have fit that bill. Not interested in simply selling more drink, he once said: "As I see it, the people, the music and the dancing are the culture, and all three are crucial."

Those RAF pilots during World War II were a fierce bunch. Here's a fellow, Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie, who ran out of ammunition, but didn't stop fighting. He rammed an enemy plane.

Let's raise a glass to Jean Hugel, who helped resurrect the Alsatian wine business after World War II.

We're always on the prowl for great obits, so if you see one we missed, leave a comment below.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  June 12, 2009; 8:28 AM ET
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