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 eulogy for you. Give them a copy well in advance if you feel this could be an issue. Have a glass of water as well as tissues handy.
Obituaries and Death Notices
Occasionally a newspaper will consider the passing of a loved one as newsworthy. In this situation, the newspaper will print an obituary at no cost to the family. A death notice, in contrast is a means by which the family uses the newspaper to inform relatives and friends of the passing. The family is charged for the death notice, and the timing of the print is usually the day before the planned services begin. The death notice will contain the name of the deceased, age, where they are from, date of passing, relations, services, service date, time and location, final disposition and if charitable donations are requested.
Remember, most newspapers charge for death notices, and they are charged by the line. Each line contains approximately four words. The funeral director will assist you in creating the correct format and editing in order to minimize charges.
Writing an obituary is a difficult and emotional task. First, you will need to gather information from family and friends of the deceased about their childhood, education, career and hobbies and interests. Also, speak to the funeral home to receive any important information on the date, time and location of any funeral service, or other funeral related events.
Funeral Etiquette
Like everything in society, funeral etiquette and what is expected of you has evolved over time. As always, common sense and good discretion is the best guide to proper funeral etiquette. Here are a few do’s and don’ts of funeral etiquette.

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