How to Get an Obituary Published
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.