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The Obituary

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The Obituary

Writing a death notice can be difficult during what can be a very emotional time, especially if writing is not something you do on a regular basis. Your funeral director has written many death notices and can assist in writing one for your loved one. He or she will include the pertinent details, such as date of birth and death, survivors and the notice of service. Other things you may want to feature in the death notice include:

  • Religious/church affiliation
  • Membership organizations
  • Personal and professional achievements
  • A charitable organization to which memorial donations can be made
  • A favorite quote
  • A photo of your loved one

Your funeral director will guide you through this process and should be able to advise you regarding the costs of running an obituary in your local paper; costs are generally based on the length of the notice.

Speak with your funeral director about posting the obituary on the funeral home’s website. This is a common practice for funeral homes that have an online presence.