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Lucille Duson
B: 1944-11-04
D: 2018-10-11
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Duson, Lucille
Charles Sims
B: 1932-07-26
D: 2018-10-08
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Sims, Charles
Jean Alexander
B: 1939-05-02
D: 2018-10-07
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Alexander, Jean
Rita Richardson
D: 2018-10-07
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Richardson, Rita
Shirley Jones
B: 1962-06-26
D: 2018-10-04
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Jones, Shirley
Larry Anderson
B: 1960-02-18
D: 2018-09-30
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Anderson, Larry
Sherry Waller
B: 1984-02-06
D: 2018-09-29
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Waller, Sherry
Loyalty Cornell
B: 2018-09-04
D: 2018-09-24
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Cornell, Loyalty
Walter Balciar
B: 1922-01-29
D: 2018-09-22
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Balciar, Walter
Everett McCoy
B: 1972-04-26
D: 2018-09-13
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McCoy, Everett
Francis Kressin
B: 1946-07-11
D: 2018-09-08
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Kressin, Francis
Jessie Newman
B: 1959-06-27
D: 2018-09-08
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Newman, Jessie
James Brack
B: 1939-12-26
D: 2018-09-07
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Brack, James
Sam Echols
B: 1947-10-27
D: 2018-09-03
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Echols, Sam
Azil Ferguson
B: 1953-05-05
D: 2018-09-02
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Ferguson, Azil
Jason Greer-Ragland
B: 1999-06-29
D: 2018-08-31
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Greer-Ragland, Jason
Barbara Foote
B: 1940-12-18
D: 2018-08-30
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Foote, Barbara
Erica Hinman
B: 1976-03-10
D: 2018-08-26
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Hinman, Erica
Alani Roberts
B: 2018-08-25
D: 2018-08-25
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Roberts, Alani
Tiara Smith
B: 1988-04-30
D: 2018-08-22
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Smith, Tiara
Deborah Branch
B: 1955-06-05
D: 2018-08-20
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Branch, Deborah

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Veteran Packages

For your convenience and to assist in your selection process of funeral goods and services that we offer, we have shown below some of the most frequently requested traditional burial and cremation service packages.

The following packages contain only the items listed. The cash advance items and upgrade items are additional.

 

 

HONORABLE VETERAN PACKAGE with LEVEL 1 CASKET and  FLAG  - $3815.00

This service includes basic professional services of funeral director and staff; removal and transfer to funeral home; embalming, hair care, dressing &  casketing, cosmetology; Staff for (1hr visitation) at funeral home or other location, service at funeral home or other location, use of funeral coach,  lead car, register book, box of acknowledgement cards.

 

 VETERAN COMPASSION CREMATION SERVICE with FLAG - $2565.00 *

This service includes basic professional services of funeral director and staff; removal and transfer to funeral home; Disinfection; Staff for (1hr visitation) at funeral home or other location, service at funeral home or other location, register book, 1 box acknowledgement cards , Funeral Home Urn,transportation to crematory. Does not include Cremation Permit.

 

Burial Benefits - VA burial allowances are partial reimbursements of an eligible Veteran's burial and funeral costs. When the cause of death is not service related, the reimbursements are generally described as two payments: a burial and funeral expense allowance, and a plot or interment allowance. A single payment is made when the cause of death is service-related.

Benefit Service-related Death VA will pay up to $2,000 toward burial expenses for deaths on or after September 11, 2001, or up to $1,500 for deaths prior to September 11, 2001. If the Veteran is buried in a VA national cemetery, some or all of the cost of transporting the deceased may be reimbursed.

Non-service-related Death VA will pay up to $700 toward burial and funeral expenses for deaths on or after October 1, 2011 (if hospitalized by VA at time of death), or $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (if not hospitalized by VA at time of death), and a $700 plot-interment allowance (if not buried in a national cemetery). For deaths on or after December 1, 2001, but before October 1, 2011, VA will pay up to $300 toward burial and funeral expenses and a $300 plot-interment allowance. For deaths on or after April 1, 1988 but before October 1, 2011, VA will pay $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (for Veterans hospitalized by VA at the time of death).

An annual increase in burial and plot allowances for deaths occurring after October 1, 2011 begins in fiscal year 2013 based on the Consumer Price Index for the preceding 12-month period.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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, AND
    • The Veteran died because of a service-related disability, OR
    • The Veteran was receiving 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 while hospitalized by VA, or while receiving care under VA contract at a non-VA facility, OR
    • The Veteran died while traveling under proper authorization and at VA expense to or from a specified place for the purpose of examination, treatment, or care, OR
    • The Veteran had an original or reopened claim pending at the time of death and has been found entitled to compensation or pension from a date prior to the date or death, OR
    • The Veteran died on or after October 9, 1996, while a patient at a VA-approved state nursing home.

NOTE: VA does not pay burial benefits if the deceased:

  • Died during active military service, OR
  • Was a member of Congress who died while holding office, OR
  • Was a Federal prisoner

Evidence Requirements:

  • Acceptable proof of death as specified in 38 CFR 3.211.AND
  • Receipted bills that show that you made payment in whole or part, OR
  • A statement of account, preferably on the printed billhead of the funeral director or cemetery owner. The statement of account must show:
    • The name of the deceased Veteran for whom the services and merchandise were furnished, AND
    • The nature and cost of the services and merchandise, AND
    • All credits, AND
    • The amount of the unpaid balance, if any

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