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Veterans Services


Lyerly Funeral Home has been serving this community for over 50 years. The tradition of “Thoughtful Service” has continued since the funeral home was founded in 1957. With that in mind, Lyerly Funeral Home honors those who served our country by providing Veterans a military funeral honors ceremony, which includes and is not limited to the folding of the flag, flag presentation, playing of taps and firing three volleys of the rifles. We coordinate participation from Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard or the local honor guard in your area.

Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard

In addition to the military funeral honors ceremony, we assist in the completion of the forms from the Veterans Affairs.

Please contact the office for pricing information. Click here to view some of the Veterans Packages Available.

Preparing in Advance*

Gravesites in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries cannot be reserved in advance.

You should advise your family of your wishes and where your discharge papers (DD214) are kept. These papers are very important in establishing your eligibility.

You may wish to make pre-need arrangements with a Lyerly Funeral Home.

When meeting with the funeral home, such items will be reviewed:

  • Cemetery of choice
  • First or subsequent burial (Veteran or dependent already buried)
  • If subsequent interment, who is already interred, section and site number (if known)
  • Decedent's:
  • Full name;
  • Gender;
  • Social Security Number (SSN);
  • Date of death;
  • Date of birth; and
  • Relationship (Veteran or dependent)
  • Next of kin information:
  • Name;
  • Relationship to deceased;
  • SSN;
  • Telephone number; and
  • Address
  • Type of religious emblem for headstone (if known)
  • Did the decedent reside within 75 miles of requested cemetery?
  • ZIP code of decedent at time of death
  • County of decedent at time of death
  • Type of burial:
  • Casket;
  • Casket size/liner size
  • Cremation
  • Urn size/urn vault size
  • Marital status of deceased (if Veteran is buried in a private cemetery, must provide documentation of marital status of spouse at time of death)
  • Is surviving spouse a Veteran?
  • Parent’s Full Names
  • Any disabled children for future interment (must provide name and date of birth). If requesting immediate interment (must provide marital status, doctor's statement stating type of illness, date of onset of illness and capability of self-support).
  • Military Honors requested

Donating Burial Flags in National Cemeteries*

Most of the Department of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries display an Avenue of Flags on patriotic holidays and during special events. The Avenues consist of burial flags donated by the families of deceased Veterans and provide a unique visible tribute to all of our Nation's Veterans.

A Certificate of Appreciation is presented to the donor for providing their loved one's burial flag to a national cemetery.

Please contact the cemetery of your choice for information on how to donate a Veteran's burial flag.

For Burial in a Private Cemetery*

Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery may include a Government headstonemarker, or medalliona burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. There are not any VA benefits available to spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery.

*Retrieved from Burial Benefits - National Cemetery Administration

For additional Veteran Benefits, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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