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Calvin Douglas Harmon
B: 1932-10-04
D: 2019-11-12
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Harmon, Calvin Douglas
Paul Albert, Sr. McCord
B: 1942-00-00
D: 2019-11-09
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McCord, Paul Albert, Sr.
Leo J. "Lee" Haigley
B: 1928-00-00
D: 2019-11-09
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Haigley, Leo J. "Lee"
Dorothy D. Hines
B: 1943-04-04
D: 2019-11-08
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Hines, Dorothy D.
Marguerite Dickinson Simmons Steele
B: 1924-07-19
D: 2019-11-07
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Steele, Marguerite Dickinson Simmons
Charles "Butch" Moore, Jr.
B: 1949-06-20
D: 2019-11-07
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Moore, Jr., Charles "Butch"
Clearence Dycus
B: 1933-07-03
D: 2019-11-05
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Dycus, Clearence
Frank David Crutcher
B: 1950-07-13
D: 2019-11-05
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Crutcher, Frank David
Katherine Elizabeth Patterson Stutts (Smithson)
B: 1957-12-24
D: 2019-11-05
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Stutts (Smithson), Katherine Elizabeth Patterson
Harry Carl Veater
B: 1943-09-03
D: 2019-11-03
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Veater, Harry Carl
Dorothy Lucille Biggers Harmon
B: 1938-01-18
D: 2019-11-02
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Harmon, Dorothy Lucille Biggers
Patricia Ann Johnson
B: 1932-02-06
D: 2019-11-02
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Johnson, Patricia Ann
Anthony Joel Lee, Sr. MD
B: 1933-12-11
D: 2019-11-01
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Lee, Sr. MD, Anthony Joel
Robert Joseph "Joe" Crace
B: 1930-05-03
D: 2019-11-01
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Crace, Robert Joseph "Joe"
B. Dale Wiley
B: 1942-07-21
D: 2019-11-01
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Wiley, B. Dale
Michael B. Davis
B: 1947-03-02
D: 2019-10-31
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Davis, Michael B.
Norman Dale Copeland
B: 1950-12-16
D: 2019-10-31
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Copeland, Norman Dale
Larry Gene Odom
B: 1942-07-17
D: 2019-10-30
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Odom, Larry Gene
Mary P. Currier Painter
B: 1943-05-19
D: 2019-10-28
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Painter, Mary P. Currier
Susan Meason "Susie" Hughes
B: 1959-11-15
D: 2019-10-28
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Hughes, Susan Meason "Susie"
Nettie Jane Choate
B: 1925-07-20
D: 2019-10-27
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Choate , Nettie Jane

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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