Veterans

Proudly serving those who have served

We believe that the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces deserve special consideration. To pay tribute to our fallen heroes, Ashley Valley Funeral Home offers comprehensive veterans burial benefits to those eligible. At Ashley Valley Funeral Home, we handle veteran details for you. We provide all options so you can make an informed decision, in an atmosphere as positive as possible.

Available Veteran Benefits​

  • Inscribed cemetery marker
  • U.S. flag
  • Gun salute
  • Payment
  • Transportation costs
    (some or all of the cost)

Veteran Discount

As a way to say thank you to our Veterans, The Phillips family will give Veterans 5% off goods and services for immediate need and 10% off goods and services when preplanning arrangements with a policy through Homesteaders Life Company.

Who is eligible​?

Military members on active duty, Military retirees, members and former members of the Selected Reserve, eligible U.S. veterans of any war, other U.S. veterans who served at least one term of enlistment and separated under conditions other than dishonorable.

How are Social Security and Veterans’ benefits handled?

Ashley Valley Funeral Home will notify both agencies. Social Security pays a lump sum death benefit directly to the spouse. Veterans receive cash benefits based on disability or other requirements.

How do I make advance arrangements with Ashley Valley Funeral Home?

Send a copy of your discharge papers (DD214) that we will keep in our permanent files. If you wish, call us and we will handle all details over the phone.

What are veterans honor services?

Honorably Discharged Veterans 

Currently, we call volunteer, local veterans groups for Military Honors requests. Typically these are retired veterans with incredible service histories. The ceremony will consist of a Chaplain to speak, flag folding, presentation and the playing of TAPS. Rifle Salute is not regulation but is often offered. Payment is not required but these groups accept donations.

Wood Flag Cases

The Military provides a wood flag case for any active duty deaths. Wood flag cases are available for purchase at the funeral home.

What are options for Veteran cemeteries?

All veterans, and possibly their spouses and children, are entitled to free cemetery spaces, grave opening/closing, grave liner and headstone at a VA cemetery. We will work with you to get you available options.

Want More Information?

Veterans funeral and burial benefits can be complicated! We’ve answered the toughest questions on eligibility, benefits and reimbursement for those who have served. We have even added a section on grief for Veterans. Download our complimentary PDF today!

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