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How to place an obituary in Ocala Star-Banner

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 352-867-4021. For questions, please call 352-867-4077.

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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