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Place an Obituary

How to place an obituary in The Daily News Journal

PROCESS

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 shortly afterwards.

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. The exact text you want to be printed
4. Any photo or photos you would like printed
5. The name of the funeral home taking care of arrangements
6. The phone number of the funeral home taking care of arrangements
7. The name of our paper
8. 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 and show up online in color.

Before we can publish any obituary, we must verify the passing of the decedent 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, or you may come to our front office for assistance. Our front office, located at 201 E. Main St., Suite 400, is open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

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 obits@tnmedia.com. 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 $30.00.
The cost per line is $2.60 on the first day of print. If your obituary is two columns wide, then each line that spans both columns will count as two lines.
The cost to include a photo is $25.00. Photos will print in black and white and show up online in color.
The cost to include a logo/emblem is $10.00.

We also offer discounts for printing an obituary more than one day. If you decide to print with us more than one day, additional days will receive a 35% discount. All print dates must be ordered and paid for at the same time, and the obituary must stay 95% the same from day to day to receive these discounts.

OFFICE HOURS AND DEADLINES

The obituaries office is open regularly from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays, and 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sundays.

If you would like to print your obituary on any given day, we would need the obituary set up and paid for before 2:00 PM CT the day prior at the latest.

CONTACT
Email: obits@tnmedia.com
Phone: 615-259-8808
Fax: 615-259-8252 (please write “Attn: Murfreesboro Daily News Journal” on your fax)
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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