Obituary

An article written by the staff of a newspaper describing the life of a person who has died.

Large publications may not let families publish similar content, but smaller, local publishers may.

In these cases, the term Death Notice may be used; typically, family members write these notices.

They provide details about the Funeral or Memorial Service and explains how to provide support.

It may include also a short biography of the deceased and is typically published in a local newspaper and then shared on social media.

Note that in some cases, the term Obituary and Death Notice may be used interchangeably.