Local funeral announcements are typically listed in the "Obituaries" section of a local newspaper. They may also be found on that newspaper's website. There are also websites that compiles obits from several websites into a searchable database.
Websites such as Legacy.com and Tributes.com allow users to search a large database of obituaries by entering the person's name and state of residence. These websites also allow friends and family from across the world who cannot make it to the funeral to leave their condolences for the family of the recently deceased. A funeral director can assist in making sure that the funeral announcement is published in the local paper.