Submit an Obituary

Funeral Homes generally submit, confirm and pay for obituaries appearing in The Dominion Post. Please do NOT send an obituary if a funeral home will be submitting one in your behalf. The editor reserves the right to decide what information will be published.

If you are submitting an obituary for a family member, you are responsible for calling The Dominion Post to confirm that it has been received. Obituaries may be submitted via e-mail directly to the obit department, via fax or on the form below. Please allow 30 minutes after you have sent it for us to receive the document.

Effective February 1, 2014, The Dominion Post charges $18 per column inch to publish obituaries. The bill is calculated by the length of the obituary once it is published. The Obituaries Typist can provide an estimate for you before publication.

Obituaries will be accepted until 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and until 6 p.m. Saturday for publication the next day. Some families may prefer an obituary to run on a different day. Please write at the top of the obituary which day you wish it to appear in the newspaper.

You will be sent an authorization form to sign and return, saying you have the authority to publish the obituary. You also will need to provide proof of death by means of a death certificate, copy of an out-of-state obituary, contact information for the funeral home that handled the funeral, or other proof of death.

If you have any questions, please contact the Obituaries Typist,, 304-291-9435, 800-654-4676 ext. 435, Fax 304-291-2326.

The Dominion Post will print a photograph with your obituary. To submit the photo, attach it below, or print this page, fill it out and mail it and the photo to The Dominion Post, care of the Obituaries Typist.

If you e-mail a photo, it must meet these criteria: Any photo submitted to us for publication must be a minimum of 170 dpi and sent as a JPEG file (with the extension .jpg), but we can accept a TIFF file (extension .tif) if necessary.

A Web quality low-resolution (72 dpi) photo cannot be published; the photo must be saved at 170 dpi or better.

We recommend a portrait be at least 2 inches wide and at least 170 dpi when submitted. A group shot should be at least 6 inches wide (if it is horizontal) or 6 inches deep (if it is vertical) and at least 170 dpi.