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Effective March 1, 2020, obituary rates are $50 up to 400 words; $65 up to 600 words; and $85 up to 800 words. If the obituary is more than 800 words please call 509-837-4500 for non-profit advertising rates. Death notices and service notices will continue to be free of charge. Obituaries will continue to include up to two color photographs. Flag logos in the obituaries of people who have served in the armed forces are available upon request.

Obituary information and payment must be submitted by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication to be included in that Wednesday’s edition of the Sunnyside Sun. Obituaries submitted after deadline can be published on the website ( and printed in the following edition of the Sunnyside Sun, service dates permitting. Most funeral homes handle obituary information and provide it to the newspaper. If needed, information can also be submitted directly from family members. Death notices — like all information submitted to the news department — are subject to editing for style, content, and length. Obituaries are proof read for spelling mistakes, but are published as they are sent.

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