Online Guest Book Created for Maynard Ferguson by

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Nation’s leader in online obituaries offers a place to express condolences.

To mark the passing of Maynard Ferguson, has created a Guest Book where friends, family members and admirers can offer their condolences.

The Guest Book for Maynard Ferguson, known for his soaring high notes and for his hit recording of "Gonna Fly Now," which lent the musical muscle to the "Rocky" movies, is available at, and through the obituary sections of’s almost 300 newspaper affiliates. posted Guest Books for almost 1 million Americans last year, including well known figures such as Rosa Parks, whose Guest Book drew notes from more than 45,000 admirers.

Others who have been honored through Guest Books include:

Soul singer Wilson Pickett

Country legend Johnny Cash

President Ronald Reagan

Hall of Fame outfielder Kirby Puckett

Pope John Paul II

Civil War historian Shelby Foote

R&B legend Luther Vandross


Described by CBSMarketWatch as the “granddaddy” of online obituary companies, powers obituary sections for almost 300 U.S. newspapers, providing monitored Guest Books, archive services, and other features for one in two people who die in the United States. Investors include Tribune Company.

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