Obits/ Death Notices

An obituary and a death notice have some similarities, but there are some significant differences. An obituary is often longer than a death notice, shares biographical information, and is not required to print after a person passes away. A death notice states facts, without getting into detailed biographical information, is often short and can be used to notify beneficiaries and creditors of assets. Death notices may be placed with the obituaries or with the classifieds.

The purpose of an obituary is to honor an individual who has passed away and to notify the community of their death. They may also note the memorial, funeral, and/or visitation information for the public. Obituaries may be printed in local newspapers, online, or in national papers if the individual was well known.

The obits/death notices located on this website have been gathered from a variety of sources.