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Donald Stuart Caulkins, Sr.
B: 1934-10-18
D: 2017-10-18
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Caulkins, Sr., Donald Stuart
Robert Oakley Tomlin
B: 1956-07-01
D: 2017-10-18
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Tomlin, Robert Oakley
Irene Poteete Mitchell
B: 1947-11-11
D: 2017-10-17
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Mitchell, Irene Poteete
Sara A. "Sasa" Stephens Isaacs
B: 1926-07-26
D: 2017-10-15
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Isaacs, Sara A. "Sasa" Stephens
Mary A. Cox Harrison
B: 1935-04-02
D: 2017-10-15
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Harrison, Mary A. Cox
Wilma "Jane" Lehew Pewitt Peay
B: 1930-07-21
D: 2017-10-14
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Peay, Wilma "Jane" Lehew Pewitt
William Wade Ladd
B: 1951-05-09
D: 2017-10-13
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Ladd, William Wade
Johnny Howard Humphrey
B: 1933-10-02
D: 2017-10-12
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Humphrey, Johnny Howard
John Oliver Cliff
B: 1942-01-13
D: 2017-10-12
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Cliff, John Oliver
Terry Elam
B: 1951-05-23
D: 2017-10-12
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Elam, Terry
Lee Edward McRee
B: 1935-12-15
D: 2017-10-11
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McRee, Lee Edward
Leigh Faith Spicer
B: 2001-11-03
D: 2017-10-10
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Spicer, Leigh Faith
Gene Everett Scott
B: 1941-00-00
D: 2017-10-06
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Scott, Gene Everett
Maureen Jeter
B: 1948-11-03
D: 2017-10-04
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Jeter, Maureen
Joseph Brent Crace
B: 1954-07-08
D: 2017-10-03
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Crace, Joseph Brent
Charlotte Ann Payne
B: 1938-11-22
D: 2017-10-03
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Payne, Charlotte Ann
Robert "Bobby" A. Hobbs
B: 1963-05-02
D: 2017-10-02
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Hobbs, Robert "Bobby" A.
Linda Anne Terrell
B: 1949-02-13
D: 2017-10-01
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Terrell, Linda Anne
June Edmundson Mink
B: 1934-06-27
D: 2017-10-01
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Mink, June Edmundson
Donald Ray Hover
B: 1944-04-05
D: 2017-10-01
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Hover, Donald Ray
John Scott Turbeville
B: 1959-06-22
D: 2017-09-29
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Turbeville, John Scott

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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