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How to write an obituary


An obituary can be placed in a local newspaper that reports the death of your loved one, typically with information about the upcoming funeral.

Notices in the Herald and The Argus

In the Worthing Herald series which includes Shoreham to Littlehampton, our cut off time for the once a week Thursdays edition is 3.30 pm on Monday.

An obituary in the Herald without a photo costs approximately £150 inc. VAT.

A longer obituary in the Herald with a photo costs approximately £200 inc. VAT.

For The Argus which covers Brighton on a daily basis, the cut off time for the following day is 9.30 am.

An obituary in The Argus without a photo costs approximately £150 inc. VAT.


Obituary guide

An obituary usually can be constructed from the phrases shown below:


SURNAME, Christian names
Died peacefully
Suddenly and cruelly taken from us
Passed away
Suddenly at home
Passed away suddenly
Passed peacefully away
Very suddenly
Passed away peacefully
Suddenly but peacefully
In Worthing hospital etc.
On (date of death)
Aged (age of person in number of years)
Much loved
Dearly loved
Much missed
Very sadly missed
Sadly missed
Greatly missed


Husband, wife, son, daughter, grandchildren, aunt, friends etc.
Now at rest
Now at peace
May ….. Rest in peace
He / she will be sadly missed by all …. family and everyone who knew  him / her
Treasured memories
Now at peace after a long illness
May he / she rest in peace
Special thanks to
Funeral Service at (which crematorium) on (date) at (time)
Followed by (refreshments/wake) at (name of establishment and their address)
Family flowers only
No flowers please
Flowers welcome
All floral tributes and enquiries to

Donations if wished to Rounce Funeral Services Ltd, 3 Half Moon Parade, Half Moon Lane, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 2EL. Telephone 01903 692626.

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