Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can family members submit an obituary?

A. No. Only a licensed Funeral Director can submit an obituary to air on TV. Direct Obits is a fully automated service provided by the local funeral homes in your area.

Q. May I request that the funeral home I’m working with post an obituary for me?

A. Yes, if a funeral home is registered for the service, they can enter it immediately. If the funeral home is not registered, please ask your funeral service provider to use our contact page to contact Direct Obits. Please be prepared to provide official documentation to the funeral home for verification.

Q. Can an out-of-state Obituary be placed locally?

A. Yes. Each city participating in the Direct Obits program has a licensed, designated funeral home which can submit an obituary on your behalf. Please be prepared to provide official documentation to the funeral home for verification. Please contact Direct Obits to locate a funeral home in your requested area to help you.

Q. Can I register to receive daily or weekly email alerts for obit in my area?

A. Yes, simply request an email alert from your local TV station web site.

Q. When can I view notices on TV in my area?

A. Direct Obits has an exclusive partnership with one TV station or cable service provider in each television market. Broadcast times will vary. Please click on your TV station or cable provider’s web site for listings in your area.

If you have any questions which have not been answered here, please contact our customer service representatives at (989) 737-3440 or use our contact page to send your questions to Direct Obits.

Thank you.