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Place an Obituary

How to place an obituary in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times

How to place a paid obituary in The Caller Times

PROCESS FOR FUNERAL HOMES
ALL FUNERAL HOMES PLEASE GO TO Memoriams.com to place and pay for ads


PROCESS WHEN INDIVIDUALS PLACING OBIT

When you send us an email requesting for your obituary to be printed in our paper, we will set it up in our system, then send you back a proof of what it will look like, along with a price quote. We will work with you at that time to make any changes necessary so that the look and price of the obituary are acceptable to you. The obituary will not print unless it is paid for before the deadline for the date it is set to print. When working with you through email, we will give you our phone number, which you may call to provide credit or debit card information for payment. Once you have paid for your obituary, we will send you a receipt, and you can expect to see it in the edition of the paper you chose, and online on Legacy.com.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

In the email you send to us requesting your obituary be printed, we will need the following information:

1. Your name
2. Your phone number
3. Your home address
4. The exact text you want to be printed
5. Any photo or photos you would like printed
6. The name of the funeral home taking care of arrangements
7. The phone number of the funeral home taking care of arrangements
8. The name of our paper
9. The date you would like to see your obituary printed

The text and photo(s) you provide may either be attached to the email as separate files, or contained in the body of the email. Photos will print in black and white.

Before we can publish any obituary, we must verify the passing of the deceased with a licensed party for our records. If you are not working with a funeral home, the name and number of a mortuary, crematorium, or medical donation program will also be sufficient. If you do not have that information, we can also accept a scanned death certificate. Please note that if this information is not already contained in the text of your obituary, then it will not be printed, and will be kept private.

If you are unable to email us this information, you may fax it to us at the number in the contacts section below.

PRICING

If you would just like a price quote of your obituary and aren’t set on printing with us quite yet, please email us the exact text at [email protected]. Let us know that you are only looking for a quote, and mention whether you think you’ll be including a photo or logo, and how many days you’re thinking of printing the obituary. We will be able to provide you an exact price quote for what you give us.

Otherwise, if you would like a breakdown of the costs for placing an obituary, the information is below:

The price consists of a base/placement fee, plus a cost-per-line fee, plus a photo fee (if applicable), and a logo fee (if applicable).
The base fee is $43.75.
The cost per word is .90 cents.
The cost to include a photo is $50.00. Photos will print in black & white.

The deadlines are as follows:
For a Saturday publication: 2:30 p.m. Friday
For a Sunday and Monday publication: 3:00 p.m. Friday
Tues. Wed. Thru. & Fri. deadlines are the day before you want to run by 2:30 p.m.

CONTACT

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 361-886-4307, option 2
Fax: 844-590-6005

How to place a death notice

These have to come from the funeral home and emailed to [email protected] by noon.
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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