Be more selective with obituaries

Dear Editor,

I was shocked in reading the obituary page of my Sunday, Jan. 14, issue of the Valley News to see the article on Edgar Killen who was responsible for the killing of three civil rights workers during the Freedom Summer of 1964.

Today, Jan. 15, is “Martin Luther King Day” when our country should remember Mr. King and applaud what he did for civil rights. I find it disgusting that this man, who was so despicable, would have such a large article published anywhere. My only consolation is that he was convicted and incarcerated for long years, albeit at taxpayers’ expense.

In the future, please don’t include such people in the obituary page. National News page, yes, but not where decent human beings obituaries are published.


Lorraine Zigman

Weathersfield, Vt.

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