The newspapers often report the death, and sometimes have an article detailing the funeral, mourners, etc. -- these can be a goldmine of genealogical information.
Recently I found the death notice of my Gt Gt Grandmother Elizabeth Rodda White in Feb 1904 in Pendeen, Cornwall, England. That was exciting enough, but somehow I missed a second article published on 3 Mar 1904 about her funeral!! Wow, so many names and verification of which of her children survived her, and which had predeceased her (including my Gt Grandmother).