The Daily Republic’s death notice and obituary policy
Two options in print
Free death notices: Death notices are published in The Daily Republic’s print edition free of charge as a public service. Death notices may include only the deceased’s name; age; place of residence; date of death; place of death; cause of death; date of birth; brief information about funeral, memorial and/or burial services; name and location of funeral home handling arrangements; military rites if any will be conferred; and requests for memorials to a specific recipient in lieu of flowers or other gifts.
Paid biographical obituaries: Longer, biographical obituaries may be published in the print edition at a rate of $15 per column inch. These paid, biographical obituaries may include a photo of the deceased. There is no charge specifically for the photo, but it will be included in the inch count. There is a minimum $75 charge for all biographical obituaries.
All death notices and obituaries and accompanying photographs printed in The Daily Republic's print edition will also be published on the newspaper's website, mitchellrepublic.com, at no extra charge.
Following is a summary of pricing:
Free: Death notices.
$15 per column inch: the rate for publishing a biographical obituary.
$75: the minimum charge for biographical obituaries.
Funeral homes and crematories that regularly submit obituaries to The Daily Republic will be billed after the obituary publishes.
Other funeral homes and crematories, and private citizens who submit obituaries, will be required to prepay.
Customers responsible for content
Customers are responsible for the content of death notices and biographical obituaries, but The Daily Republic reserves the right to edit all death notices and paid obituaries that do not conform to its standards of style, grammar and taste. The Daily Republic also reserves the right to reject any photos that do not conform to its standards of taste.
We will not publish an obituary without confirmation from the attending funeral home or crematory. That can be on letterhead via fax or e-mail, or by phone conversation with someone at the funeral home or crematory.More from around the web