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Village News provides valuable obituary service

I have worked for the Village News since January of 2003, but I never really thought about what a valuable service the newspaper provides with its obituary section.

Since I had two cousins die within a span of 48 hours I have been researching prices of obituaries in Northern as well as Southern California. What I found shocked me.

Most of the newspapers I contacted not only charged for obits, but charged an exorbitant amount. To me this is compounding the problem of someone who is already in a state of grief as well as financially stretched due to the high cost of funerals.

One large Southern California newspaper was going to charge me $317 for a one-day run of a 180-word obit without a photo. A large Northern California newspaper was going to charge me $250 a day for the same obit.

I am thankful, in these trying financial times, that the Fallbrook Village News runs complimentary obits and allows you to make that final tribute to your family member without stretching an already taxed budget.

Nathalie Taylor


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