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How to place an obituary in Knoxville News Sentinel

For more information on submitting an obituary, please contact the Knoxville News Sentinel obituary department by phone at 865-342-6510 or email

Funeral directors assist families in the submission of obituaries. Please allow your funeral home director to assist in this process. Private submissions are accepted, in special cases, via email to Please include your name and phone number, along with the obit.

The deadline for placing obituaries is 3:00 p.m. EST Monday thru Friday for the following day's edition. The deadline for Sunday and Monday editions is Friday at 3PM. Our normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

The obituary deadline for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Jan. 14-15-16, will be 1PM Saturday, Jan. 13.
Please use the following form as a guideline for private submission for In Memories: This form is only to be used for In Loving Memory notices, not for obituaries.

This form can either be printed, filled out, and faxed to 865-342-6511 or saved to your desktop, filled out, and emailed to

Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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