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How to place an obituary in The Leader

To place an obituary, email [email protected] Obituary text and photo (if requested) should be included in the email. We cannot provide pricing without first receiving the text to be published. Photo print quality is limited by the quality of the image provided.

For death notices, email [email protected] Death notices are a news item published at editorial discretion, and include limited information. There is no charge for a death notice.

Advertising Standards/Policy
The Leader reserves the right to reject any obituary based on our publication standards. The Leader will not run any obituary without confirmation of death provided by a licensed funeral director, cremation society or other institution which meets our standards. Obituaries are not editorial content, and The Leader takes no responsibility for the accuracy or readability of obituary text. In the event of an error by The Leader, our sole liability is to give full credit. You may contact us with any questions by e-mailing [email protected]

Deadlines for the obituary department are as follows:

Submission deadlines every day are 5 p.m. two days prior to publication.

The Leader is not responsible for changes requested after deadline.


In-state funeral homes may be billed. Gannett does not bill individuals/family members. Out-of-state funeral homes must pre-pay unless an account has been pre-approved by our business office department.
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