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Veterans Overview

Veteran Information

Was Decedent Ever In the US Armed Forces? Yes No (if no, continue to next section)

Branch of Service:

Date Enlisted:

Date Discharged:

Honorable Discharge: Yes No Military Serial Number:

Is A Copy of Discharge Papers Available? Yes !No (if yes, please bring for us to make a copy):

Informant/Person in Charge Information

* First Name: * Last Name:

* Relationship to Deceased: * Email Address:




Zip Code:

Telephone Number:

Funeral Memorial Service Information

Preferred Place of Service:

Choose Funeral Home, Church, or Other Location:

Religious Denomination:

Other Information & Instructions

Please list any other instruction or information you would like us to have:

Immediate Need Form - Printer-friendly Version

You can download the printer-friendly version of the immediate Need Form to your local computer from the link below. Once downloaded, open the PDF *, and enter you information on the form, then print it out on your printer. You may then either mail or fax it to us at the address or fax number below, or bring it with you when you visit.

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Mail completed forms to your selected service location address listed below:

Beasley Funeral Home 395 S. Harper St. Ext.

Laurens, South Carolina 29360

(864) 984-4505

Beasley Funeral Home 205 Knight St

Fountain Inn, South Carolina 29644

(864) 862-2362

Beasley Funeral Home 715 Augusta St

Greenville, South Carolina 29605

(864) 520-2997

Please call with any question.

Veterans Overview

The basic Military Funeral Honors (11FH) ceremony consists of the folding and presentation of the United States flag to the veterans' family and the playing of Taps. The ceremony is performed by a funeral honors detail consisting of at least two members of the Armed Forces.

The Funeral Honors rendered to you or your veteran will be determined by the status of the veteran. The type of Funeral Honors may be Full Military Honors, 7 Person Detail or a Standard Honors Team Detail.

At least one of the funeral honors detail will be from the Armed Force in which the deceased veteran served. Taps may be played by a bugler or, if a bugler is not available, by using a quality recorded version. Military Funeral Honor Teams may act as Pall Bearers frequented by the veteran/family.

Who is eligible for Military Funeral Honors?

Who is not eligible for Military Funeral Honors?

• Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.

• Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.

• Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.

• Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

• Any person separated from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions or whose character of service results in a bar to veteran's benefits.

• Any person who was ordered to report to an induction station, but was not actually inducted into military service.

• Any person discharged from the Selected Reserve prior to completing one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service for reasons other than a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

• Any person convicted of a Federal or State capital crime sentenced to death or life imprisonment.

How do I establish veteran eligibility?

The preferred method is the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. if the DD Form 214 is not available, any discharge document showing other than dishonorable service can be used. The DD Form 214 may be obtained by filling out a Standard Form 180 and sending it to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

The Standard Form 180 may be obtained from the National Records Center or via the following web site: 180.pdf

Is anyone else eligible to receive funeral honors?

Yes. Members of the Commissioned Officer Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as members of a Uniformed Service, are also eligible to receive funeral honors.

For NOAA personnel, eligibility is established using NOAA Form 56-16, Report of Transfer or Discharge. if the family does not have a copy of the NOAA Form 56-16, it may be obtained by contacting the Chief, Officer Services Division, NOAA Commissioned Personnel Center at (301) 713-3453, ext. 102 or by writing:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Personnel Center
Chief, Officer Services Division (CPCl)
1315 East-West Highway, Room 12100
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

For PHS personnel, funeral honors eligibility is established using PHS Form 1867, Statement of Service (equivalent to the DD Form 214). if the family does not have a copy of the Statement of Service, it may be obtained by contacting the Privacy Coordinator for the Commissioned Corps at (301) 594-3064 or writing:

Division of Commissioned PersonnellHRSIPSC
Attention: Privacy Act Coordinator
5600 Fishers Lane 4-36
Rockville, Maryland 20857

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