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Carol Jean Puckett
B: 1939-09-25
D: 2019-09-19
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Puckett, Carol Jean
Gerald Carl "Gerry" Scanlon
B: 1953-06-26
D: 2019-09-18
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Scanlon, Gerald Carl "Gerry"
Myrla Rochelle Southern McDonald
B: 1952-11-22
D: 2019-09-18
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McDonald, Myrla Rochelle Southern
Milton Rondall Marlin
B: 1950-06-13
D: 2019-09-16
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Marlin, Milton Rondall
Philip Wade Landers
B: 1965-03-23
D: 2019-09-16
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Landers, Philip Wade
Samuel William "Sam" McKee
B: 1935-09-14
D: 2019-09-14
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McKee, Samuel William "Sam"
Brandon Ethridge Hazelwood
B: 1978-09-06
D: 2019-09-14
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Hazelwood, Brandon Ethridge
Ann F Kegarise
B: 1936-01-15
D: 2019-09-14
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Kegarise, Ann F
Elliott Grace "Ellie G." Castro
B: 2015-05-30
D: 2019-09-13
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Castro, Elliott Grace "Ellie G."
Louis Barton Close
B: 1927-05-15
D: 2019-09-13
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Close, Louis Barton
Angela Royal
B: 1972-03-03
D: 2019-09-12
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Royal, Angela
Margaret Alice "Molly" Pace
B: 1959-08-18
D: 2019-09-11
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Pace, Margaret Alice "Molly"
James Edward "Jimmy" Beard
B: 1947-05-17
D: 2019-09-11
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Beard, James Edward "Jimmy"
William B. Marantis
D: 2019-09-11
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Marantis, William B.
Paul Otto Gaddis
B: 1924-03-20
D: 2019-09-11
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Gaddis, Paul Otto
Bobbie Jean Johnson Nolen
B: 1932-04-02
D: 2019-09-11
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Nolen, Bobbie Jean Johnson
Wendell Douglas Edison
B: 1943-09-01
D: 2019-09-10
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Douglas Edison, Wendell
Jan Morris Williams
D: 2019-09-10
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Williams, Jan Morris
Samuel Ellison Daniel, Jr.
B: 1936-12-24
D: 2019-09-10
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Daniel, Jr., Samuel Ellison
Martha Ann Williams Scogins
B: 1945-10-13
D: 2019-09-09
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Scogins, Martha Ann Williams
Christopher Aaron Reed
B: 1986-12-22
D: 2019-09-08
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Reed, Christopher Aaron

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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