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									How to Write a Funeral Program Obituary
There are generally two different obituaries when dealing with the death
of a loved one. The newspaper obituary is a shorter obituary focusing on
survivors and funeral service information. The funeral program obituary
allows for a much more detailed story.
When attending a funeral, it has become very customary to provide a
funeral program for the family and friends of a loved one. It serves as a
very informative keepsake about a person¡¯s life and also about the final
services.
The main part of any funeral program is the obituary portion which is the
story of their life, from birth to death for everyone to know about what
the loved one has done during their time here on this earth. It is
generally considered the most important part of the funeral program
because it really gives a detailed writing about the life of the person.
Being so important, it is also considered the hardest part to put
together because information has to be pulled from different sources to
really cover the entire life of a person, and not just one person's
viewpoint.

<Steps
1Get contact information for people who knew your loved one. These
contact people will be your resources for gathering information to cover
the different time spans of your loved one's life.<
2Next, get information from those who knew the deceased during their
after education period. Usually a very close friend or spouse would cover
this part of the information.
3Finally, get the perspective of a younger generation that knew them. A
child or favorite niece or nephew would be good to cover this
information.
4Attempt to meet with all of your contacts at the same time or within a
very close time frame so that stories as you hear may overlap and it can
be put together correctly. One person's story may help to fill in a gap
from another's story - that is why you would want to do the stories
together or within a short time frame.<

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