In compliance with Governor Roy Cooper’s “stay at home phase two”, executive order from the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service our firm will continue to provide professional, dignified, and compassionate service. Funerals, memorials, and graveside services will be conducted up to a maximum number of eighty (80) people with practical social distancing. We are taking the necessary measures to stay abreast of the requirements in order to prevent the spread of Covid 19. We are following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH), the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service and local health departments. Your health and safety as well as our own are of the utmost importance to us. We are implementing the following best practices to ensure the safety and well-being of the community and all who enter our building.

VISITATION/FUNERAL/MEMORIAL SERVICE:

•Please call the office at (910)875-3700 before coming to handle any business. Only two people will be allowed in the office at a time.

•While in attendance, please make sure that you are wearing a mask and practice social distancing.

•Sanitizer is available

•No more than five (5) people will be allowed to view the deceased at any given time. Social distancing must be observed during this time also.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ENTERING IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

• Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Sore throat, Loss of taste or smell, and/or have had known exposure to someone with Covid 19 in the past 14 days.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES.

•Please exercise extreme caution if you are over the age of 65, have an underlying health condition including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma or weakened immune system when attending a visitation, memorial or graveside service.



Veterans Burial Flags

A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces.  It is furnished to honor the memory of a veteran's military service to his or her country. VA will furnish a burial flag for memorialization for:

  • A veteran who served during wartime
  • A veteran who died on active duty after May 27, 1941
  • A veteran who served after January 31, 1955
  • A peacetime veteran who was discharged or released before June 27, 1950
  • Certain persons who served in the organized military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines while in service of the U.S. Armed Forces and who died on or after April 25, 1951
  • Certain former members of the Selected Reserves


Who Is Eligible to Receive the Burial Flag?

Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service. When there is no next-of-kin, VA will furnish the flag to a friend making request for it. For those VA national cemeteries with an Avenue of Flags, families of veterans buried in these national cemeteries may donate the burial flags of their loved ones to be flown on patriotic holidays.


How Can You Apply?

You may apply for the flag by completing VA Form 27-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes. You may get a flag at any VA regional office or U.S. Post Office. Generally, the funeral director will help you obtain the flag.


Can a Burial Flag Be Replaced?

The law allows us to issue one flag for a veteran's funeral. We cannot replace it if it is lost, destroyed, or stolen. However, some veterans' organizations or other community groups may be able to help you get another flag.


How Should the Burial Flag Be Displayed?

The proper way to display the flag depends upon whether the casket is open or closed. VA Form 27-2008 provides the correct method for displaying and folding the flag. The burial flag is not suitable for outside display because of its size and fabric. It is made of cotton and can easily be damaged by weather.


For More Information Call Toll-Free at 1-800-827-1000


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Veterans Overview

Veterans Headstones

Veterans Burial Flags

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