If there is wrong or missing information in the obituary, you can correct it and republish it. Once, when our company owner was a newspaper reporter intern, one of her weekend duties was typing in the obituaries. If she incorrectly typed any information, the newspaper had to republish a free, corrected version of the obituary. (Luckily, this never happened to her.)

But, if you forget to list your Uncle Doug as a survivor or the funeral home misspelled Victoria’s husband’s name, then you or the funeral home will have to pay to have the corrected obituary published again. If the newspaper made the mistake, they should publish a corrected version for free. Understand?

Download our obituary writing template or read our obituary writing guide to help you write the best obituary for your loved one.

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