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Where to post your obituary or death notice

At Potomac Local, we think it’s important to remember and honor those who have made our community the place it is today.

It’s never easy losing a loved one, and rest assured that your fellow neighbors will want to remember those we have lost.

So, that’s why we’ve created this simple guide that will  help you find the right place to put a death notice or obituary to help you honor your loved one.

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As the leading local online-only news source that serves Prince William and Stafford counties, and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, many readers read Potomac Local’s obituary section every day.

Posting your obituary or death notice to Potomac Local is easy and costs only $10. You can post text and a photo of your loved one. 

All death notices and obituaries are accepted only online

Here are some other great outlets to post your death notice or obituary. All our trusted news sources in the Washington, D.C. / Northern Virginia region.



The Washington Post publishes obituaries and death notices in their newspaper and website. Aside from being a national newspaper, The Washington Post is widely read in the Washington Metropolitan Area to areas include Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Washington Post considers death notices paid classified advertising. The newspaper accepts them from funeral homes or family members.

You can call 2o2-334-4122 to place a death notice or obituary. You can also email the Washington Post for more information.



The Free Lance-Star  in Fredericksburg, Virginia publishes death notices and obituaries in their newspaper and on their website, This newspaper has served the Fredericksburg region, to include the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, and King George for many years.

To place a death notice or obituary, you may call 540-374-5000. You may also email the newspaper for more information.


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The Virginia News Group publishes the Gainesville Times and Prince William Times serving Prince William County, Virginia. It also publishes Fauquier Times, serving Fauquier County, Virginia, and Loudoun Times Mirror serving Loudoun County, Virginia.

Each newspaper has its respective companion website where death notices and obituaries also appear. You may call the Virginia News Group by dialing 703-777-1111.


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Prince William Today, Leesburg Today, Sun Gazette Newspapers in Fairfax and Arlington.

This newspaper group publishes death notices and obituaries weekly in their print publications, and on their website

You may call 703-771-8831 to place an obituary. You may also email the organization for more information.



The Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper is widely read in Central Virginia. Death notices and obituaries are printed in the newspaper and its companion website

The newspaper often accepts obituaries from funeral homes but will also accept them from family members pending proper notification of death.

The newspaper charges to include death noticed or obituaries. You may call 804-643-4414 to pricing and submission instructions. You may also email the Richmond Times-Dispatch.