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Q: Can I put a funeral home name on a obituary without their permission

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A: In general, it is common practice to include the name of the funeral home that is handling the arrangements in an obituary. Funeral homes often work closely with families to provide funeral and memorial services, so including their name can help people who are reading the obituary know where the services will take place.

However, if you are considering including the name of a funeral home in an obituary without their permission, it's a good idea to reach out to the funeral home to confirm their preferences. While it's not necessarily legally required to obtain their permission, it's a matter of courtesy and professionalism. Funeral homes may have their own policies regarding the use of their name in obituaries.

It's important to respect the wishes of the deceased's family and any contractual agreements or arrangements made with the funeral home.

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