The Commonwealth publishes standard obituaries free of charge. Family members may elect to write an obituary themselves at whatever length they desire for a small charge of 95 cents per line. A standard obituary is limited to the person’s name, age and residence, occupation, the date, place and cause of death, and the schedule for visitation and funeral services, including officiating ministers and burial plans. There is no charge for publishing a photograph in an obituary. We prefer that the obituary be submitted by the funeral home assisting the family. When a funeral home is not being used, we will accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death. If submitting a custom obituary, we will contact you with the cost and to make payment arrangements.