COMPONENTS OF AN OBITUARY

  1. Name of deceased and paragraph containing information that they passed away - always include day, month and year of death.
  2. Survivor paragraph.
  3. Predeceased paragraph.
  4. Information about deceased's life.
  5. Funeral service information.
  6. Thank you to specific people/organizations.
  7. "In lieu of" paragraph if flowers are declined.
  8. Funeral home information (usually included only if notice is placed by funeral home).

When placing a short obituary notice, include only paragraphs 1, 2, 5 and 7.

HOW TO WRITE A EULOGY

http://www.eulogyspeech.net/eulogy-writing/How-to-Write-a-Eulogy.shtml