Tampa Bay Times obituaries not only notify the community of the passing of one of its own, but also can help celebrate the life of a recently departed family member.
What information should be included? Obituaries should contain basic factual information including:
Name, age, city, state and date of death
Time, date and location of the funeral services
Name of the funeral home or crematory handling the arrangementsBesides the basic information, obituaries appearing in the Tampa Bay Times can be personalized to truly represent the spirit, life and personality of the deceased.
Legacy Online Guest Book
$30 automatic charge on every paid obituary, starting at 8 lines. Every newspaper obituary is posted 1 day in print, and online at tampabay.com/obits, where it remains for 30 days Guest books may be sponsored to remain online for a year, or permanently online.
Guest Book details All entries reviewed for content before posting online. No limit to number of entries. Entries can be added digitally at any time. Photos with captions may be uploaded with any entry and into the photo gallery. Emails announce each new entry. Each paid obituary will include links to information about charities. A tag will be added, at no charge, at the bottom of the newspaper notice, referencing the online guest book.
Photos and Emblems
Photos of the deceased and American flag, lodge, memorial and military emblems can be included in obituaries.
Photograph & Insignia Rates are $50 per photo per day (extends text 3 additional lines) Insignias (approx. 3-4 lines deep) are billed based on space used. Here is a sample of insignias available, so readers know at a glance if someone in their organization
or branch of service has passed away. Ask our representative if we have one for your organization.
How do we provide photos?
In Memoriam & Cards of Thanks
Memorials & Tributes and Cards of Thanks publish on the obituary page. These notices allow families to honor or memorialize their loved ones, or offer a venue for the family to publicly share their appreciation to a group or organization. Memorials & Tributes and Cards of Thanks Rates 4• Mon-Sat, $11 per line Sunday, $12 per line 5-line minimum.
These notices are $11 per line, Mon. - Sat., $12 per line Sunday with a five-line minimum. Photographs can be added for an additional $50 per photo per day, and extends ad text 3 lines. Emblems and insignias may be included and are charged only for
the space that is used. Contact the Times Obituary Desk 727-893-8518
or toll-free 800-333-7505 ext. 8518, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
How and where to submit an obituary
If you are not working with a funeral director, please do one of the following:
Email notice to email@example.com or Fax notice to 727-892-2922
Mail notice to: Tampa Bay Times Funeral Desk, 490 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Please include your name, address, phone number, your relationship to the deceased, the funeral home or crematory handling the arrangements, and publication date.
Funeral notices may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information may be faxed to
727-892-2922, brought to the front counter of any Times office, or mailed to:
Tampa Bay Times,
Funeral Desk Front Counter,
P.O. Box 1121
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
May be directed to our obituary desk 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at:
11321 US Hwy 19 N, 34668 .............................................. 727-869-6272, FAX 727-869-6273
490 1st Ave South, 33701 ................................................... 727-893-8518, FAX 727-892-2922
1000 N Ashley Dr, Ste 700, 33602 ............................... 813-225-3106, FAX 813-226-3334
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