How to place an obituary

Funeral homes may place obituaries by going to 

The Maryland Independent provides obituaries for a fee. Obituaries must be confirmed by a funeral home, crematory, funeral director, mortician, or state anatomy board. If a family is not using a funeral home, such as when the remains are donated to science or for other exceptional circumstances, obituaries may be submitted online by going to The deadline to place an obituary is 11 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 1-877-242-1110 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or email

The Maryland Independent is now combined with the Calvert Recorder and Enterprise newspapers as Southern Maryland News, with distribution in Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert County communities.