(662) 862-3161 senterfh@gmail.com
Senter Funeral Directors

If a death has just occurred …

We believe that every life is unique and significant. And that losing somebody close to us takes away a piece of our lives that cannot be replaced. We have come to know that during this season of loss, emotions often override clear thoughts. Remember that you are not alone. We will be here for you and your family during this difficult journey.

1. Give us a call (662) 862-3161

We believe that every life is unique and significant. And that losing somebody close to us takes away a piece of our lives that cannot be replaced. We have come to know that during this season of loss, emotions often override clear thoughts. Remember that you are not alone. We will be here for you and your family during this difficult journey.

2. Contact your  Spiritual Advisor

You and your family will want to inform your clergy or spiritual advisor as well as family members and friends of your loved one’s passing.

3. Meet with our Funeral Directors

Upon arrival for the arrangement conference, your funeral director will promptly greet you and your family. He or she will then help you personalize and create the service that is right for you. Our professional staff is experienced to plan and coordinate funeral services for all faiths.

4. Gather Information

You and your family will want to gather a photo and text for the obituary and funeral service program. Whether funeral services or cremation services have been selected, it would also be an appropriate time for us to receive the clothing that you would like us to dress your loved one in. An appointment may also be made if it is the family’s desire to participate with the dressing which is often a very important step in the mourning process.

5. Veteran Information

Survivors of any person, who was an active or retired member of the military at time of death, or an honorably discharged veteran, could be eligible for a number of benefits, including:

An American flag (usually drapes the casket). Burial in a National Cemetery.

Flat bronze, flat marble, flat granite, or upright marble markers.

A lump sum payment of $300.00 is usually available to families of those veterans that were entitled to receive VA compensation or pension at time of death (such as retirees), or veterans who died while a registered patient in a VA hospital or other accredited VA facility. If one of these circumstances applies and a National Cemetery is not utilized, up to $300.00 could be reimbursed as a plot or interment allowance (requires proof of payment to a non-VA cemetery. Private cemeteries usually assist you by filing this benefit in your behalf). For veterans who die of a service connected disability, the VA could pay an allowance to reimburse funeral costs of $1500.00 or less (no additional VA death benefits would be available). Active duty military personnel are usually entitled to a greater amount, which can vary.

If not remarried, the surviving spouse is eligible for burial in the National Cemetery. Dependent children of the veteran are also eligible.

There is no time limit for when a family may apply for a marker. We will be pleased to make application for these benefits on your behalf if you will provide us with the veteran’s Honorable Discharge papers. For VA Assistance and Information, phone 1-800-827-1000 or visit their website at www.va.gov.

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707 South Adams Street
Fulton, MS 38843
(662) 862-3161

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