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William Kenneth Barrett, Jr.
B: 1954-00-00
D: 2018-11-16
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Barrett, Jr., William Kenneth
Opal Virginia Johnson Primm
B: 1927-00-00
D: 2018-11-15
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Primm, Opal Virginia Johnson
Daniel "Morris" Anderson, Sr
D: 2018-11-15
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Anderson, Sr, Daniel "Morris"
Lauretta Gilliam "Jinnie" Peach
B: 1931-09-25
D: 2018-11-14
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Peach, Lauretta Gilliam "Jinnie"
Elmarie Barnes
B: 1931-09-09
D: 2018-11-14
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Barnes, Elmarie
Charles Michael Sargent, Jr.
B: 1945-02-03
D: 2018-11-13
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Sargent, Jr., Charles Michael
Rebecca Jean Theckston
B: 1934-00-00
D: 2018-11-12
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Theckston, Rebecca Jean
Ruby Jean Tomlin Maxwell
B: 1937-06-11
D: 2018-11-11
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Maxwell, Ruby Jean Tomlin
Elizabeth T. Wood
D: 2018-11-11
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Wood, Elizabeth T.
Early Golden
B: 1938-00-00
D: 2018-11-11
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Golden, Early
Jeffrey Greer "Jonesy" Jones
B: 1968-03-18
D: 2018-11-10
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"Jonesy" Jones, Jeffrey Greer
Nina Emily Johnson
B: 1997-09-25
D: 2018-11-10
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Johnson, Nina Emily
Sophia Faith Whidby
B: 2018-11-10
D: 2018-11-10
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Whidby, Sophia Faith
Paul Granville Williams, Sr.
B: 1929-02-11
D: 2018-11-09
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Williams, Sr., Paul Granville
Christopher Michael Himmelman
B: 1979-09-17
D: 2018-11-08
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Himmelman, Christopher Michael
Mitchell Dave Pewitt
B: 1949-04-30
D: 2018-11-07
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Pewitt, Mitchell Dave
Joyce Aileen Parker
B: 1923-11-26
D: 2018-11-07
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Parker, Joyce Aileen
David O’Dell CAVENDER
B: 1948-06-06
D: 2018-11-06
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CAVENDER, David O’Dell
Sidney Versie Pierce
B: 1925-03-14
D: 2018-11-05
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Pierce, Sidney Versie
Carolyn Marie Smithson Holland
B: 1946-02-16
D: 2018-11-04
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Holland, Carolyn Marie Smithson
Howard "Buddy" Mills
B: 1926-08-14
D: 2018-11-03
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Mills, Howard "Buddy"

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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