No obituary will be accepted unless it is provided by a licensed funeral home. Information on obituaries are published free of charge in The Gatesville Messenger. All obituaries follow a standard format and any request for deviation from this format will require payment for the obituary. The Messenger does not list survivors beyond the immediate family--spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters. Inclusion of any other survivors will require payment for the obituary. Photos carry a $10 reproduction charge.