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Obituary Creator Tool

The obituary creator tool is designed to help families write an obituary and submit it to our funeral directors to use on our website obituary page, or publish in a newspaper. If you need assistance, or would like us to write the obituary for you, please do not hesitate to call us at 501-796-2275. We are more than happy to assist in any way possible.

How To Write An Obituary

An obituary is an article written that tells about the life of the deceased, it will give biographical information such as the date of birth, date and place of death, where the deceased was born, and the location of the passing. The obituary should also include the names of the survivors. The survivors are those relatives that are still living that are left to cherish the memories of the deceased. When writing the obituary, you also want to include the names of those that preceded the decedent in death. You also want to take some time and make sure the obituary is personalized. A well written obituary should include the hobbies, interests, favorite sayings, quotes, short stories, memories, etc. of the deceased. This helps the reader and the family share in the memories of the deceased, and provides for a unique life celebration.

A Short Obituary Sample Template

{Title or Position} {Name} "{Nickname}" {Last Name} (n�e {Maiden Name}) died {unexpectedly/peacefully} in {location} on {date} in {City, State} at the age of {age}.

{Name} is survived by {his/her} {relatives, Names}, of {Locations}. {He/she} is preceded in death by {relatives, Names}, of {Locations}.

{Name} was born on {date} in {City, State} to {Names}. {He/she} graduated from {School} in {year} with a degree in {field}. {He/she} married {Name}, {his/her} {high school sweetheart/a mechanical engineer/etc.} in {year}. After moving to {Location}, {Name} began working for {Company}. {Other significant jobs/accomplishments/life events}.

A funeral is scheduled for {time and date} at {location}, with a reception to follow. {Title} {Name} will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate {Name}'s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to {address}.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home 1134 Main Street Vilonia, Arkansas 72173. Sign the online guest book at www.viloniafuneralhome.com

A Long Obituary Sample Template

{Title or Position} {Name} “{Nickname}” {Last Name} (née {Maiden Name}) died {unexpectedly/peacefully} in {location} on {date} in {City, State} at the age of {age}.

{Name} is survived by {his/her} {parents, Name and Name of Location; wife/husband, Name; children, Names; siblings, Names of Locations}. {He/she} is preceded in death by {relatives, Names, of Locations}.

{Name} was born on {date} in {City, State} to {Parent Names}. {He/she} graduated from {School} in {year} with a degree in {field}. {He/she} married {Name}, {his/her high school sweetheart/a mechanical engineer/etc.} in {year}. After moving to {Location}, {Name} began working for {Company} as a {position}. Over {period of time}, the couple welcomed {number} children into their home and {Name} set about teaching them {skill/trade}. {His/her} children remember {him/her} as a {kind/gentle/patient/driven} {father/mother} who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

{Name} was accomplished at {skill/talent} and often {example of talent}. {He/she} was a {generous/witty/dedicated} individual who loved {subject} and who was passionate about {changing the world/educating students/bacon/etc.}. {He/she} was an active and dedicated member of the {Church/Club/etc.} and often volunteered at {location}.

A funeral is scheduled for {time and date} at {location}, with a reception to follow at {location}. {Title} {Name} will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate {Name}’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to {Charity/Hospital/person/etc.} at {address}. Condolences can be sent to {URL}. The family would like to thank {caregivers/hospital staff/etc.} for {his/her/their} {efforts/care/dedication}. 

Services are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173. Sign the online guestbook at www.viloniafuneralhome.com


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Obituary Submission Form
Copy and paste one of the above templates and make your edits. When you are finished, submit the information to us.

Vilonia Funeral Home and Cremation in Vilonia, Arkansas is an affordable funeral home and cremation service offering each family personal, respectful, and dignified service. Vilonia Funeral Home is a local funeral home that is family owned and operated by the Matos Family. For more information about how Vilonia Funeral Home and Cremation can save your family thousands on funeral and cremation costs, give us a call 24 hours a day at 501-796-2275 or come by the office at 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR. 72173.  
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