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How to place an obituary in The Virginian-Pilot

Remembering Your Loved-One In The Virginian Pilot

Obituaries are published daily in The Hampton Roads section of The Virginian Pilot. Often your funeral director will assist you with the placement of your notice. If you are handling the details yourself, you can submit the obituary by visiting our self-serve portal at www.pilotezads.com/obits. (pre-payment is required )

Free Obituary (Death Notice):
Minimum number of lines of text is six. These notices are limited to name, age, city & state, date of death and the name of the funeral home or crematory.

Paid Obituary Bundle:
$5.15 Per Line, $36.50 Keepsake Plaque, $30 pilotonline.com/Legacy Online Guestbook

Legacy Online Guest Book
$30 included with every paid obituary. The Virginian Pilot will post every obituary that appears in the newspaper on our Web site, www.pilotonline.com where it will remain for 30 days.

Deadlines:
The deadline for families placing both death notices and obituaries are as follows.

For Tuesday-Saturday publication is 3 p.m. the day before.

For Sunday & Monday publication is Saturday at NOON.

Questions may be directed to our obituary desk at 800-446-2006 or 757-446- 2155 or via email, vpobit@pilotonline.com, between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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