Obituaries can be found for free online at Legacy.com. To find a specific obituary on this site, you will need to provide the person's full name, approximate date of death, as well as the state in which the individual died. This site also features various celebrity obituaries.
Death records and additional information can also be found at Deathindexes.com. This site also requires you to know the state in which the person died, but can provide burial information, probate indexes, as well as death certificates. This information is provided through links to official websites for various state and city departments online.