Frequently Asked Questions

1.      Question: There is an error in the obituary, what do I do?

Answer: Resubmit your obituary online if it is before the deadline and your updated obituary will be published for the following day publication.


2. Question: I�m trying to find an obituary that previously published in your newspaper. Where can I find it?

Answer: You can search obituaries at or contact our Obituary Specialist at 540/374-5410


3. Question: How do I know if the photo is acceptable?

Answer: In order to get the very best picture printed, please make sure the photo is cropped, or use our crop tool, to just show the face of your loved one.We accept *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.gif, *.eps, *.tif, *.png, *pdf formats.


4. How long will my obit notice state on

Answer: At this time, obituaries do not have an expiration or end date. They are able to be search indefinitely.


5. How do I submit an obituary if I am not a funeral home?

Answer: This is not a problem as long as you are confident the funeral home will not be submitting on your behalf. Please reference our �GUIDE TO WRITING AN OBITUARY�

tab and see SPECIAL NOTE guidelines for family-submitted obituary.