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Pettett Funeral Home
1418 South Street,
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Pettett Funeral Home
1418 South Street
Murphysboro, IL US
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Another of the services at Pettett Funeral Home is placing the obituary in our local newspapers. Our funeral home will help you and your family organized some of the statisical and personal information on the person who has died, or you can bring the information to our funeral home. Some families wish to place a picture of the deceased in the newspaper. There can be other people in the picture with the deceased and on our computer, we can scan and crop just the portion of the picture that is needed for the newspaper photo. This is another service that our funeral home does for you and your family. Plus, the picture can be immediately given back to the family. For instance, sometimes, that might be the only picture a family has of the deceased person.
(Sometimes a member of a family has passed away in Florida, California, or another part of Illinois and that person grew up in the Murphysboro area, but the funeral services are where that person died and you wish to put his or her obituary in the local newspaper. Our funeral home will help you do that and the charges are just what the newspaper will charge our funeral home.)
In the Murphysboro area, there are a couple of local newspapers, we have listed the ones we use most frequently with some of their charges for obituaries. There are other newspapers in the area and we will help place the obituary in any newspaper for you. Some newspapers charge per obituary and some charge for the length of the obituary.
1. The Murphysboro American has paid obituary which $ 15.00 per obituary and $ 5.00 extra for a photo, when the obituary is faxed to the newspaper. If the obituary is emailed. The charges are $ 10.00 per obituary and $ 5.00 extra for a photo
2. The Southern offers a family a choice of a free obituary that would have the name of the deceased, age, time and date of death, and the funeral services; and the newspaper will include the photo with a free obituary. For a full obituary, there is a charge for the length of the obituary minus one inch (which is the approximate length of the free obituary, that the paper would give). The Southern does not have an extra charge for the photo, it is included in the length of the obituary.
3. The DuQuoin Evening Call charges $ 15.00 per obituary. We have not had a picture recently, so I do not know if they charge more for a picture.
4. The St. Louis Post Dispatch called on January 28, 2006. The newspaper has paid obituaries, but the newspaper will offer a four line free obituary, which is usually enough lines for the name, age, and time and date of services and this will be in a special Illinois section.
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