It’s time obituaries be treated with the care and respect they deserve … New Bern Post Obituary Services


  • Flat, affordable rate for submitted obituaries with no length limit.
  • No extra charge for provided photos or graphics.
  • No format or writing requirements when you have preferred spellings, don’t want the month abbreviated, etc.
  • No production deadlines and fast turnaround.
  • Obituaries stay online with no expiration date.
  • No paywall at, so loved ones can return as often as they like.
  • Inclusion on New Bern Post Facebook page and Twitter feeds — at no extra charge
  • Flat rate for writing and editing services by a professional obituary editor.
  • Flat rate for digital photo editing and restoration services.
  • Feature-written obituary service available by professional feature writers.

Introductory rates

Standard Obituary

  • $20 flat rate for licensed funeral homes with an active contract with New Bern Post.
  • $30 for private individuals; death certificate must be provided.
  • $100 for licensed funeral homes without an active contract with New Bern Post.

Other services (available at extra charge)

  • Writing and editing services for contributed information —$20. You send us the biographical information, and we’ll write the obituary.
  • Digital photo color correction and repair —$20.
  • Original research and fact checking —$20
  • Assistance writing an obituary—$20 per hour
  • Feature-written obituary by a professional writer —$20 per hour
  • Printed and framed copy —Production cost plus 10 percent fee

Randy Foster is a seasoned, veteran journalist with more than 30 years of newspaper experience and more than 20 years of online experience. His website,, and its associated Facebook and Twitter services, have been serving the New Bern area since October 2017.

He and New Bern Post will treat obituaries with the respect and care they deserve, and refuse to gouge grieving families when all they want is for friends and families to know about their late loved ones.

This service is available to licensed funeral homes and individuals. Individuals will need to show a copy of the death certificate. Payment in advance via PayPal.

For more information about New Bern Post obituary services, contact Randy Foster via email here.

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