The Democrat publishes a standard format obituary at no charge.
The standard obituary includes: service, burial and funeral home details, date of death, age, place of residence, a sentence or two of personal information (no opinionated comments) detailing occupation, education, church affiliation, military service, listing spouse or children, immediate survivors (list only spouses, children, siblings, number of grandchildren, number of nieces and nephews) and pallbearers. In-laws, aunts, uncles, friends and honorary pallbearers are not included in the free listing. The standard obituary may be up to 150 words in length.
To list extended family and more details, there is a charge of $125 for up to 300 words total; $250 for up to 600 words total; $500 up to 1,200 words total. Photos may be included for an additional charge of $25.
Obituaries must be submitted electronically by funeral homes to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday at noon. for publication in Wednesday's edition. Any obituary not submitted electronically is subject to a $25 charge.
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Engagements & Weddings policy
The deadline for submitting engagements and weddings is at noon on Friday before the Wednesday publication. There is no charge.
Every effort will be made to run the announcement on the date requested, but space requirements and time sometimes prohibit it.
There is no charge for news of weddings and engagements. There is a charge for birthdays, anniversaries, commercial pageants and invitations.
Wedding copy must not exceed more than two 8 1/2 x 11 inch pages, typed on double spacing.
The Democrat will reserve the right to edit articles to fit space requirements and style.
News of parties relating to engagements or weddings must be submitted as they occur (within 10 days) or they will not be published.