A funeral announcement is a way of letting your family, friends and acquaintances know of the passing of a loved one. You can make it as varied as you wish. You can be very formal, by using a printed or engraved invitation to the funeral service. Alternatively, you can make it simple, by sending an email. Funeral announcements may appear in the newspaper in the obituary section.
Unless you have written the notice ahead of time, it is always difficult to compose your thoughts and write a funeral announcement while you are grieving. This list of what to include in a funeral announcement will help you to write the funeral announcement and not forget anything.
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When writing the funeral notice for the newspaper you can use this list to compose announcement. It is very similar to a printed notice. You should include:
The following two examples of funeral announcements include the important funeral arrangement information that people need to know when someone passes away. Use these examples as a template when writing a funeral announcement for the newspaper or to send out to friends and family. You may be limited by space and line length. Consult your local newspaper or print out one funeral announcement card to be sure of the space you have before you start to write the announcement.
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Samantha Lorrie passed away suddenly on November 26, 2009 at the age of 55. Loving and devoted wife to Joshua, they were married for 22 years and lived in Gilroy. Funeral services will take place on December 4, 2009 at St. Barnabas, Airline Highway in Tres Pinos, at 2:00 PM. Floral tributes may be sent.
Jessica Malone is sad to announce the death or her husband, James Malone, who died peacefully in his home on November 22, 2009. He was 76 years old and worked for the Santa Clara County Department of Health. James was an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers. Friends and family will miss him.
Funeral Services will be held on November 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM, Rolling Hills Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Junior Giants Community Fund.