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Ella Frances Geasley
B: 1932-07-14
D: 2021-01-18
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Geasley, Ella Frances
Tammy Lemay
B: 1969-06-19
D: 2021-01-17
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Lemay, Tammy
Ollie Mae Chrisman
B: 1933-02-04
D: 2021-01-14
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Chrisman, Ollie Mae
Noah Thomas Evans
B: 2007-05-28
D: 2021-01-14
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Evans, Noah Thomas
Thelma "Rennie" Johnson
B: 1945-04-17
D: 2021-01-13
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Johnson, Thelma "Rennie"
Violet Jean Lemox Newcomb
B: 1930-07-19
D: 2021-01-13
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Newcomb, Violet Jean Lemox
Tom Tansil
B: 1944-12-02
D: 2021-01-12
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Tansil, Tom
Margaret Ann "Peggy" Crockett
B: 1933-09-01
D: 2021-01-12
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Crockett, Margaret Ann "Peggy"
Ellen Lee Abbott
B: 1964-12-02
D: 2021-01-11
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Abbott, Ellen Lee
Brandon Douglas Moore
B: 1975-11-06
D: 2021-01-10
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Moore, Brandon Douglas
The Rev. Robert Z (Bob) Carlisle, II
B: 1938-11-14
D: 2021-01-10
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Carlisle, II, The Rev. Robert Z (Bob)
Judith Johnson Sweeney
B: 1940-05-05
D: 2021-01-09
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Sweeney, Judith Johnson
Rhoda Marie Mackezyk
B: 1968-08-13
D: 2021-01-09
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Mackezyk, Rhoda Marie
William Rhoden Smith
B: 1937-12-10
D: 2021-01-09
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Smith, William Rhoden
Rollin Daniel Neal
B: 1953-08-13
D: 2021-01-09
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Neal, Rollin Daniel
Joe Larry Jones
B: 1943-04-21
D: 2021-01-09
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Jones, Joe Larry
Robert Timothy Officer
B: 1942-08-01
D: 2021-01-08
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Officer, Robert Timothy
John William England Jr.
D: 2021-01-08
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England Jr., John William
Presley "Bubba" Eugene White, Jr.
B: 1952-12-09
D: 2021-01-08
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White, Jr., Presley "Bubba" Eugene
Russell Schantz, Jr.
B: 1947-01-13
D: 2021-01-08
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Schantz, Jr., Russell
Jose Luis Fuentes
B: 1951-01-02
D: 2021-01-08
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Fuentes, Jose Luis

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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