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Harry Akin "Bud" Edwards, Jr.
B: 1942-11-13
D: 2018-02-22
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Edwards, Jr., Harry Akin "Bud"
Dale Current
B: 1928-02-10
D: 2018-02-22
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Current, Dale
Agnes Bazemore
B: 1930-02-21
D: 2018-02-21
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Bazemore, Agnes
Trula Coleman Johnson
B: 1945-05-27
D: 2018-02-21
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Johnson, Trula Coleman
Jennetta Lucille Tindall
B: 1924-09-26
D: 2018-02-21
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Tindall, Jennetta Lucille
Deborah “Debbie” Crutcher Miller
B: 1954-00-00
D: 2018-02-20
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Miller, Deborah “Debbie” Crutcher
Wallace Bryant McMilllan
B: 1944-06-05
D: 2018-02-18
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McMilllan, Wallace Bryant
Kyle Collins McDonnell
B: 1976-00-00
D: 2018-02-18
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McDonnell, Kyle Collins
James Calvin Walton
B: 1950-00-00
D: 2018-02-18
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Walton, James Calvin
Loa Eileen Collinson Glenn
B: 1963-04-11
D: 2018-02-18
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Glenn, Loa Eileen Collinson
Russell Travers "Pat" Ryan
B: 1922-08-20
D: 2018-02-18
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Ryan, Russell Travers "Pat"
Walter Travis Bates
B: 1927-10-22
D: 2018-02-17
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Bates, Walter Travis
Jewel "Judy" C. Chadwell
B: 1945-11-29
D: 2018-02-16
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Chadwell, Jewel "Judy" C.
Agnes Bonnell Brown
B: 1922-12-20
D: 2018-02-16
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Brown, Agnes Bonnell
Homan Lamar "Scutter" Cox
B: 1943-02-20
D: 2018-02-15
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Cox, Homan Lamar "Scutter"
Marjorie "Margie" Lee Childers
B: 1934-11-01
D: 2018-02-14
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Childers, Marjorie "Margie" Lee
Dorothy Allene Stephens
B: 1934-12-05
D: 2018-02-14
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Stephens, Dorothy Allene
Austin Chadwell Fitzhugh
B: 1991-02-28
D: 2018-02-13
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Fitzhugh, Austin Chadwell
Martha Vaden West Lawrence
B: 1923-10-28
D: 2018-02-13
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Lawrence, Martha Vaden West
Dorothy L. Ryan
D: 2018-02-12
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Ryan, Dorothy L.
John C. "Jack" Spence, Jr.
B: 1926-06-11
D: 2018-02-12
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Spence, Jr., John C. "Jack"

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Veterans Administration

VETERAN’S BURIAL ALLOWANCE


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes a partial reimbursement of eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs.  When the cause of death is not service-related, the reimbursement is generally described as two payments.  (1) a burial and funeral expense allowance, and (2) a plot interment allowance.  You may be entitled to a VA burial allowance if:
•    You paid for a veteran’s burial or funeral AND
•    You have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran’s employer AND
•    The veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:
•    The veteran died because of service-related disability OR
•    The veteran was getting VA pension or compensation at the time of death OR
•    The veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay OR
•    The veteran died in a VA hospital or while in a nursing home under VA contract.
Service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial expenses.
Non-service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial and funeral expenses and a plot interment allowance.  If the death happened while the veteran was in a VA hospital or under contracted nursing care, the cost of moving the deceased may be reimbursed.

HEADSTONES AND MARKERS

•    The VA furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.
•    Flat bronze, granite or marble marker and upright granite and marble headstones are available.  The style chose must be consistent with existing markers or monuments at the place of burial.
•    Niche markers are also available to mark columbarium used for inurnment of cremated remains.

BURIAL FLAGS

Most veterans are eligible for a burial flag.  Reservists entitled to retired pay are also eligible to receive a burial flag.

To facilitate receiving veterans benefits for which you may be eligible, you will need the following when you contact the Veterans Administration Office:
•    Proof of the veteran’s military service (DD 214)
•    Service Serial Number
•    Marriage License (if applicable)
•    Children’s Birth Certificate( if applicable)
•    Certified copy of the death certificate.

Veterans Administration Toll-Free Phone Number is:  1-800-827-1000 or visit their online website: www.va.gov