Obituary Guidelines

The Kingman Daily Miner offers two types of death notices: free notices with basic information and more complete paid obituaries. Information for death notices will only be accepted from an established funeral home via FAX to (928) 753-3796 or by e-mail at obit@kdminer.com. Obituaries placed by private parties and funeral homes must be paid in advance. Local funeral homes can be billed if they have an established account with The Miner.

A photo may accompany either of the paid obituary options.

Obituary Price Schedule (8 inch limit = 240 words):

1 issue $40.00
1 issue (with photo) $47.00
2 issues $64.00
2 issues (with photo) $71.00
Death Notice (from mortuary) no charge

Additional Days: Same as 1 issue

Additional Words: $4.00 for each additional 30 words per day.

Photos will be kept at the Miner office for six months for pickup; after six months they will be destroyed.

1. Death Notices: Obituary Notices are published free of charge one time only under the heading "In Memory Of." Notices will be printed in lieu of a paid obituary announcement if requested. These brief notices provide basic streamlined information to include name of deceased; address (city only); age and date of birth; birthplace; date and place of death; and service/burial information only. No pictures are included in this free service. Obituary notices are presented on the same page as the larger paid obituary notices, and the information must be supplied directly from the funeral home.

2. Paid Obituaries: Paid Obituaries contain more details. Obituary announcements appear in the newspaper in a more traditional column format. These announcements can provide much more information than the free Obituary Notice, including a photo (.81" wide by 1.25" tall). Details can include, but are not limited to: name of deceased; address (city only); age and date of birth; birthplace; date and place of death; years resided in Kingman area; profession or occupation; civic/professional/church affiliations and offices held; noteworthy achievements/contributions to community; survivors' names and immediate family (spouse, children, parents, brothers, sisters); number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; service/burial information and arrangements. Our editorial staff will generally not edit the material received from the funeral homes but may edit for spelling and appropriateness. Proofs are not provided. Obituary announcements will not publish until billing and funeral information has been received and verified. Rates are based on the word count and whether a photo is included. The basic rate for one issue is $40.00 without a photo or $47.00 with a photo. The rate for two issues is $64.00 without a photo or $71.00 with a photo. Any additional days are charged at the one-day rate. The basic size is for 240 words (8 inches). Additional words are charged at $4.00 for every 30 additional words per day.

You may include a photo. The photo can be retrieved from the Miner after the announcement has appeared in the paper. Photos submitted by e-mail should be in JPEG format in at least 200 dpi.

A statement of who provided the information must be included at the end of all obituary announcements along with contact information (daytime phone number and/or e-mail address). For additional information, contact the Editorial Department of the Kingman Daily Miner at (928) 753-6397, ext. 267.

Please note the Kingman Daily Miner will only run death notices and/or obituaries if the death occurred within the past three months. Any deaths prior to that will have to be covered in a paid advertisement through the Advertising Department.