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Jimmie Louise Marlin White
B: 1931-08-05
D: 2017-06-23
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White, Jimmie Louise Marlin
Linda Diane Harvey Windham
B: 1953-06-06
D: 2017-06-22
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Windham, Linda Diane Harvey
Eva Elizabeth Covington Pewitt
B: 1932-05-23
D: 2017-06-21
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Pewitt, Eva Elizabeth Covington
Lighthall Poteete
B: 1922-09-19
D: 2017-06-21
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Poteete, Lighthall
Samuel Oliver "S.O." Gillespie
B: 1930-02-20
D: 2017-06-20
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Gillespie, Samuel Oliver "S.O."
Jessica Marie Whitefield
B: 1983-04-08
D: 2017-06-20
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Whitefield, Jessica Marie
Edith Hargrove McGee
B: 1938-11-13
D: 2017-06-19
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McGee, Edith Hargrove
Jean Elizabeth Brown Pewitt
B: 1941-06-16
D: 2017-06-19
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Pewitt, Jean Elizabeth Brown
Margaret Diane Jennings
B: 1948-06-17
D: 2017-06-17
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Jennings, Margaret Diane
Kathleen Wright McNally
B: 1923-03-31
D: 2017-06-17
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McNally, Kathleen Wright
Anna Bell Kerr Jennette Huff
B: 1930-10-31
D: 2017-06-16
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Huff, Anna Bell Kerr Jennette
Jack White
B: 1934-00-00
D: 2017-06-16
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White, Jack
Eugene Deal
B: 1942-02-16
D: 2017-06-15
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Deal, Eugene
Ruth Ann Graveno
B: 1940-05-27
D: 2017-06-15
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Graveno, Ruth Ann
Judith Boyd McLean
B: 1944-01-05
D: 2017-06-15
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McLean, Judith Boyd
Dennis Michael Swiercz
B: 1955-09-10
D: 2017-06-15
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Swiercz, Dennis Michael
Paul Hennis
B: 1926-01-15
D: 2017-06-14
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Hennis, Paul
William Wirt Harlin, Jr.
B: 1924-07-12
D: 2017-06-14
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Harlin, Jr., William Wirt
Patsy Woodard Humphrey
B: 1932-08-28
D: 2017-06-14
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Humphrey, Patsy Woodard
Marjorie Lenore Sommer
B: 1921-06-04
D: 2017-06-13
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Sommer, Marjorie Lenore
Carl Edward Feske
B: 1959-02-09
D: 2017-06-13
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Feske, Carl Edward

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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