How Much Does an Obituary in the Newspaper Cost?

An obituary, also known as a death notice or obituary notice, is a brief notice of someone’s death that is placed in a local newspaper.  The obituary will usually include a small picture, a short biography, as well as other snippets such as who they left behind, when and where the funeral is going to be held, and other information.  The cost of an obituary is going to depend on the newspaper in which it is publicized, the features, and other factors.

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Average Reported Cost: $800

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  1. CWILSON (LEESBURG,VIRGINIA) paid $800 and said:

    Out of state Funeral Home [Maryland] wants to charge $400 for each newspaper they put the obituary in, which was going to cost $800 for 2 local newspapers in Virginia. The obituary was already placed in the newspaper in the state where the deceased lived. I was just asking to have them submit the same obituary to the 2 local newspapers; no additional information was requested from them. Don’t understand this exorbitant fee for information they already have.

    Was it worth it: Yes

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