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How to Personalize an Obituary Notice

Published: March 13, 2020
by Franklin Rainear Jr

An obituary is an announcement of a recent demise. It contains basic information about the deceased person and lets people in the community know about your loss. Many obituaries come across as impersonal and clinical, which many families want to avoid. At Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, LLC, we have experience with personalized obituaries and can offer some helpful tips. Here are some ways to personalize an obituary:

1. Include Basic Information

Include the basic information like full name, date and location of birth, date and location of death, family members, and occupation. This ensures there’s no room for misunderstanding and people know just who has passed away.

2. Personal Information

Include personal information like hobbies, likes, interests, and other such tidbits. For example, if your loved one was a movie buff, include that fact along with the name of their all-time favorite movie into the obituary. It may seem like a frivolous thing to add, but it can inject some light humor to it as well. A good obituary will provide some insight into the family’s affection for the deceased.

3. List their Contributions

Listing the deceased’s contributions towards society can also personalize an obituary. You can include their charitable work, volunteer efforts, community involvement, or service to the country. People always want to honor individuals who have contributed to the society and mentioning it in the obituary gives them a way to do so.

4. Share Stories

Share short and meaningful stories in the obituary to showcase what kind of person the deceased individual was. You can share college adventures, funny job accidents, and other such short stories.

If you want some help for arranging funerals for yourself or departed loved ones, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, LLC through our website or call (888) 213-4090.


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