Writing an obituary can be difficult and you could find yourself having trouble figuring out what to say. Here is a guideline for writing an obituary that you can use to help you write. Call The Newspaper You Want It Published In      The first call you make before you commit pen to paper should be the newspaper that you want to get the obituary published in. Talk to someone in the classified section and get a clear understanding of the deadline for when the text needs to be submitted in order to make sure it makes it into print.