Obituaries should be submitted through your How are obituaries submitted?

How are obituaries submitted?
Obituaries should be submitted through your
funeral director, who is an expert in helping
families compose obituaries that celebrate the
life of the deceased. If the body of the deceased
is donated to science and the funeral home is
not handling the arrangements, the newspaper
will accept obituaries directly from the family.
Can photographs or insignias
be included?
Yes. Photographs may be included
in the obituary. Insignias and emblems of
affiliations can also be included to further
personalize your notice.
St. Petersburg Times obituaries not only notify the community
of the passing of one of its own, but also can help celebrate
the life of a recently departed family member.
How do we provide photos?
Photographs may be e-mailed as a
jpeg attachment to [email protected]
Photo prints can be delivered to the
front counter at a Times regional office or
mailed to the attention of the Funeral Desk.
Contact the Times obituary desk at
727-893-8518 or toll-free 800-333-7505,
ext. 8518, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
– Friday for the correct bureau location
and address.
What information should be included?
Obituaries should contain basic factual
information including:
v Name, age, city, state
and date of death
What is the deadline?
The deadline for families placing an
Obituary, Memorial or Card of Thanks,
is 1:00 p.m. the day before the notice
is to appear. Obituaries submitted by families
directly to the Times are accepted on a
pre-paid basis and must be accompanied
by verification such as a death certificate.
Questions may be directed to our
obituary desk at 727-893-8518 or
toll-free 800-333-7505, ext. 8518
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
E-mail?
Funeral notices may be e-mailed to
[email protected] Please include your
name, billing address and telephone number.
Information may be faxed to 727-892-2922,
brought to the front counter of any Times
office, or mailed to:
St. Petersburg Times,
Funeral Desk Front Counter,
P.O. Box 1121
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
v Time, date and location
of the funeral services
and the name of the
funeral home or
crematory handling
the arrangements
How to reach us
Writing and submitting
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deadline to place your
obituary is 1 p.m. daily, one day prior to the desired publication date. You may also place
your obituary with a representative at any one of our regional offices or call toll-free
800-333-7505, extension 8518.
a newspaper obituary for a
Brooksville
15365 Cortez Boulevard, 34613 ...................................... 352-754-6132, FAX 352-848-1450
Clearwater
710 Court Street, 33756 ................................................... 727-445-4104, FAX 727-445-4250
Besides the basic
information, obituaries
Port Richey
11321 US Hwy 19 N, 34668 .............................................. 727-869-6272, FAX 727-869-6273
appearing in the St. Petersburg Times
can be personalized to truly represent the spirit, life
and personality of the deceased. You may relate the activities,
interests and hobbies of the deceased, mention pets, share
memories and list the organizations and careers of the deceased.
Ask your funeral director how your obituary can be more
meaningful for you and your family.
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loved one is not a complicated
process, especially when you use
a professionally trained resource
- your funeral director. In this
brochure you will find guidelines
and other important information
St Petersburg
490 1st Ave South, 33701 ................................................... 727-893-8518, FAX 727-892-2922
for placing an obituary in the
Tampa
1000 N Ashley Dr, Ste 700, 33602 ............................... 813-226-3318, FAX 813-226-3334
St. Petersburg Times.
. Obituary Rates & Sample Sizes
Doe, Jane Marie
The St. Petersburg
Times’ online
obituaries have been
enhanced to enable
dynamic searches
of our database. Follow
search instruction below.
For details on an individual
listing, please click Details link on
the same line. Complete obituary
then will appear at the top of
the page. If you have errors in
these listings, please contact
the funeral home in charge. The
St. Petersburg Times’ online
obituaries have been enhanced
to enable dynamic searches of
our database. Follow search
instruction below. For details
on an individual listing, please
click Details link on the same
line. Complete obituary then will
appear at the top of the page. If
you have errors in these listings,
please contact the funeral home
in charge. The St. Petersburg
Times’ online obituaries have
been enhanced to enable dynamic
searches of our database. Follow
search instruction below. For
details on an individual listing,
please click Details link on the
same line. Complete obituary
then will appear at the top of
the page. If you have errors in
these listings, please contact
the funeral home in charge. The
St. Petersburg Times’ online
obituaries have been enhanced
to enable dynamic searches
$394 -The
45 Lines
of our database.
St. Petersburg Times’ online
Funeral Home Name
City of Funeral Home
View Guest Book at www.tampabay.com/obit*
Doe, Jane Marie
The St. Petersburg
Times’ online
obituaries have been
enhanced to enable
dynamic searches
of our database. Follow search
instruction below. For details
on an individual listing, please
click Details link on the same
line. Complete obituary then will
appear at the top of the page. If
you have errors in these listings,
please contact the funeral home
in charge. The St. Petersburg
Times’ online obituaries have
been enhanced to enable dynamic
searches of our database. Follow
search instruction below. For
details on an individual listing,
please contact the funeral home
in charge. The St. Petersburg
Times’ online obituaries have
Funeral Home Name
City of Funeral Home
View Guest Book at www.tampabay.com/obit*
$260 - 25 Lines
Doe, Jane Marie
The St. Petersburg
Times’ online obituaries
have been enhanced
to enable dynamic searches of
our database. Follow search
instruction below. For details
on an individual listing, please
click Details link on the same
line. Complete obituary then will
appear at the top of the page. If
you have errors in these listings,
please click Details link on the
Funeral Home Name
City of Funeral Home
View Guest Book at www.tampabay.com/obit*
$110 - 15 Lines
Doe, Jane Marie
The St. Petersburg Times’ online
obituaries have been enhanced
to enable dynamic searches of
our database. Follow search
instruction below. For details
Funeral Home Name
City of Funeral Home
View Guest Book at www.tampabay.com/obit*
Sample notice sizes.
Any size allowed,
minimum 5 lines.
$40 - 8 Lines
Doe, Jane Marie
The St. Petersburg Times’ online
obituaries have been enhanced to
enable dynamic searches of our
database. Follow search
Funeral Home Name
City of Funeral Home
Free Listing - 7 Lines
* Not included in the number of paid lines.
$460 - 45 Lines
. Insignias
The St. Petersburg Times has the following insignias available so readers know
at a glance if someone in their organization or branch of service has passed away.
. Obituary Rate & Placement Information
. Other Services
Your funeral director will assist you with the placement of your notice. If you are handling
the details yourself, your obituary and photograph can be sent via e-mail to [email protected]
for placement. A representative will contact you to confirm the text and to establish the
payment method.
Memorials & Tributes and Card of Thanks Notices publish on the obituary page to
remember the departed. These notices allow families to honor or memorialize their loved
ones or offer a venue for family members to publicly share their appreciation to a group
or organization.
Obituary Notice Rates
Minimum number of lines of text is five. First seven lines are free on the first day only, and notice
should include the name, age, city & state, date of death and the name of the funeral home.
These notices are $10 per line per day with a five-line minimum. Photographs can be added
for an additional $50 per photo per day. Emblems and insignias may be included and are
charged only for the space that is used. Contact the Times Obituary Desk 727-893-8518
or toll-free 800-333-7505 ext. 8518, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may
e-mail [email protected]
Additional lines (8 lines or more): $10 per line, per day
Additional days beyond the first day of the notice will be charged at $10 per line from the
first line. Notices placed for additional days must contain the same text as the original notice.
Photographs: $50 per photo per day. Emblems & insignias are billed based on space used in the
obituary and average 3-4 lines in depth. There are approximately 6 words or 31 characters per line,
including space & punctuation. Acceptable abbreviations are limited to states and countries only.
Legacy Online Guest Book
$30 included with every paid obituary.
The St. Petersburg Times will post every
obituary that appears in the newspaper on
our Web site, tampabay.com/obits, where
it will remain for 30 days.
v All entries reviewed for appropriate
content before posting online.
v No limit to the number of entries.
v Entries may be added from anywhere
at anytime via the Internet.
v Photos with captions may be uploaded
with any entry and into the photo gallery.
v Guest Books may be sponsored to remain
online beyond 30 days.
v E-mail notification is available when new
entries are added.
v Each paid obituary will include links to
information about charities.
v A tag will be added, at no charge, at the bottom of the notice referencing
the online guest book.
. Additional services offered by Legacy.com
v The Commemorative Guest Book–
Hold on to the beautiful memories and
sentiments shared by friends and loved ones
with this beautiful keepsake. This full-color,
professionally printed and bound book contains
all of the entries and photos posted in your
loved one’s online guest book. For ease and
convenience, you may order your keepsake
through a link on your guest book page labeled
“Professionally Printed Guest Book”. Hard and
soft cover options are available.
v Your online Guest Book can be sponsored and
remain online for one year or permanently.
v Moving Tributes help you share your memories of a loved one using music,
text, photos and your own voice. This tribute remains online permanently.
Create a personal, lasting memory that you can share with anyone.
For information and costs of these services, look for the links located on your
online Guest Book. For additional information, go to Legacy.com or e-mail Legacy
at [email protected]