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How to place an obituary in Gainesville Sun

We accept obituaries from funeral homes, crematoriums and family members, with proper verification of death (death certificate). All paid obituaries are posted online through our partnership with, for a period of one year with a guestbook. Please keep in mind all obituaries need to be turned in and approved/paid for by 2pm EST for a next day run during the week - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Weekend deadlines are as follows: For a Sunday run the obituary must be turned in and approved/paid for by 1:30pm EST on Saturday. For a Monday run the obituary must be turned in and approved/paid for by 3pm EST on Saturday. The office is closed on Sunday and on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We accept obituaries via email at [email protected] or fax 352-338-3131. For questions, please call 352-337-0304.

All obituaries have a base price of $98.82 for the first 27 lines (4--6 six words per line) of text, with a $3.66 charge for every line over the first initial 27 lines. An additional charge of $40 will be added for a photo.
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