The Lewis County
Herald Obituary Policy June 1, 2010
Obituaries are submitted to The Lewis County Herald through the funeral home handling the arrangements. The death must be verified through the funeral home.
The funeral home may fax or e-mail the information to The Lewis County Herald. If a paid obituary is requested, the funeral home sends the information to The Lewis County Herald, then The Herald bills the funeral home and the funeral home bills the family.
submitting an obituary
Obituaries submitted by an individual (not the funeral home) must be verified with a funeral home or crematory service. The individual submitting the obituary must provide the name and city of the funeral home or the crematory service, or a copy of the death certificate.
All paid obituaries submitted by the family or friends must have the charges paid in advance.
Once the death is verified, the obituary is typeset and prepared for publication in the next edition of The Herald. A proof copy of the obituary will be made available upon request.
All paid and free obituaries submitted for publication must be accompanied by the name, full address and a telephone number of the person submitting the item for publication.
Any questions or concerns about information in a published obituary must be directed to the funeral home that arranged the information for publication. The Lewis County Herald makes every effort to ensure accurate information.
All obituaries appear on the www.lewiscountyherald.com website and are maintained indefinitely in the archives. They may be accessed by any visitor to the site and through numerous search engines.
Free basic obituaries are available and include basic information such as the name and age of the deceased and the time/location of services.
Standard obituaries include more information such as survivors, memberships, hobbies and other details about the deceased. The cost is $25.00 for the first 10 column-inches and $3.00 for each additional column-inch. They follow the standard obituary style.
Paid obituaries are printed in the same style they are submitted and have a one point border. The cost is the same as a standard obituary.
Photos may be included with any obituary at an additional cost of $5.00.
US Flags are included on all veterans’ obituaries at no cost.
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