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Epic Obituary Begs Mourners – “Don’t Vote for Hillary Clinton”!

We never had the chance to meet the great Larry Darrell Upright who passed away last week in North Carolina… but we think if we would have met, we probably would have been fast friends. How could we possibly know this? The last line of his obituary explains our confidence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy.

Any man whose obituary ends with that petition for mercy for his nation deserves our respect and our admiration.

What may be even better than Mr. Upright’s appeal is the response he’s gotten in his online guestbook from friends, family and complete strangers, many pledges of support and respect for this fine man’s final desperate plea.


“Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We promise not to vote for Hillary,” one mourner wrote.

“God Bless,” another wrote. “We would not vote for Hillary if she was the only one running.”

The obituary even brought new people online to honor Upright’s wishes.

“I am a stranger and I do not know you or your departed. However, I saw the obit and wanted to express my condolences and to let you know that your sense of humor is wonderful,” one person wrote. “Please know that we will not be voting for Hillary. Blessings to you and your family.”


Please Mr. Upright let us add our voice to so many others. Our deepest condolences, prayers and thoughts of mourning for your family, and our sincerest word… We will NOT be voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Come Hell or High Water, she won’t be getting our vote.


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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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