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How to place an obituary in Hattiesburg American

General Information

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-5
Closed Saturdays and Sundays and all major holidays.

For more information on submitting an obituary, please contact Hattiesburg American by phone at (601) 584-3032 or email us at [email protected].

Pricing and Deadlines

Paid Obituary and Death Notice Deadlines


Run Date ______Deadline
Mon____________ Fri–4pm
Tues___________ Mon–4pm
Wed____________ Tues–4pm
Thurs__________ Wed–4pm
Fri____________ Thurs–4pm
Sat____________ Fri–4pm
Sun____________ Fri–4pm

Pricing Paid Obituary line rate: $3/line per day with a minimum ad size of 6 lines.

Multiple Run Discount: The second day the obituary publishes in the Hattiesburg American (with no changes) is 35% off and the third day is FREE.

Graphics: Flags, religious symbols, flowers, etc. may be published in your obituary. Cost is calculated as part of the line charges.

Photo charge: $25 for the one photo per day and $15 for the second photo per day. Photos are published in black and white. If a color photo is submitted, it will appear in color on the screen.

The Hattiesburg American reserves the right to correct any typographical or grammatical error. Once submitted for publication, if necessary, an obituary may be changed prior to deadline.

Free death notices: The Hattiesburg American publishes a free list of death notices in the newspaper and on its website. The directory includes full name, age, city of residence, date of death and funeral home.
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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