How to Get an Obituary Published

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How to Get an Obituary Published. An obituary announces a person's death and gives a brief description of his or her life. Obituaries also list when and where a funeral or service will take place.

1 Call the newspaper

Call the newspaper and ask for obituary prices. Most publications charge by the line or by the word.

2 Write the obituary

Write the obituary.

3 Submit the obituary to the newspaper

Submit the obituary to the newspaper.

4 Prepay for the obituary if required

Prepay for the obituary if required.

5 If you prefer

If you prefer, ask your funeral home to make arrangements with the newspaper to submit the obituary and receive the bill.

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