As of Jan. 1, 2009, The Times began charging a $20 insertion fee for all obituaries and that are processed through funeral homes placing the obituaries. The obituaries are $10 each if placed in two or all three of the county newspapers (The Thomasville Times, The Clarke County Democrat and The South Alabamian). Photographs of the deceased and U.S. flag art denoting military service can be added for an additional fee of $5.
The newspapers will continue to publish brief death notices at no charge, giving the name, age, date of death and hometown of the deceased, immediate survivors (spouse and children only) and the place of the funeral and of burial. Other survivors, funeral ministers, pallbearers and other information on the deceased will be confined to paid obituaries.