Written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
Directed by Dennis Platte
Dearly Departed is a comedy about a dysfunctional family that goes to a funeral... The letter sets the scene and introduces the Turpin family. During the reading of the letter Raynelle's husband, Bud Turpin has a heart attack and dies. Marquerite Althorns, Bud's sister was the first to be notified about his death. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. The Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious.