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Veteran Services
Honoring Those Who Protect Our Freedom 

We truly believe that the men and women who answered our nation’s call embody the ideals Americans hold so dear. Because they have proven their devotion to their fellow citizens and to a grateful nation, we all owe them the same respect and devotion in return.

Why Do More Families Trust Us to Care for their Veteran?

We are known for our compassionate, caring and thoroughly professional staff, and have years of experience in planning military services. Whether your family chooses cremation or burial, we will be proud to take care of all the details involved.

We are Proud to Honor Those Who Served

Without a doubt, our professional staff feels pride when we are able to care for a veteran and their family. It is our way of expressing gratitude for their service to our country.

We are committed to taking care of all the details involved in providing the veteran in your life with deeply meaningful and honoring ceremonies. Magnolia Funeral Home can:

  • Complete applications for Military Honors, Presidential Memorial Certificate and burial flag
  • Confirm and coordinate any existing paid pre-plan funding benefits which may cover any expenses deemed ineligible by the Veterans Administration
  • Coordinate necessary documentation provided by family to request military honors
  • Coordinate with national or state veterans’ cemeteries

You will receive:

  • The professional services of Funeral Director and support staff
  • Transfer the deceased and professional care
  • Cremation services/ funeral services
  • Use of our facilities and staff for a visitation or gathering
  • A funeral or memorial ceremony
  • Use of automotive equipment
  • Online interactive memorial website
  • Additional personalization options, including specialized engraving, a moving tribute video

Magnolia Funeral Home has created a service display room to showcase the merchandise and services specially tailored to provide for the families of those who have served our country and communities. We also offer significant discounts for veterans and their spouses who choose to preplan their funeral. We invite the public to come by and learn more.

Corinth National Cemetery 

In Alcorn County, we are fortunate to have Corinth National Cemetery in our backyard. Located east of downtown, Corinth National Cemetery offers grave sites, burial grave liners and grave markers for the veteran, spouse and dependent children at no charge. To learn more about this valuable service, give us a call at (662) 286-9500. We will be honored to speak with you.

We are fortunate to have several options for honor guard ritual. This generally consists of taps and a flag folding detail performance by military personnel from the branch of service served. Locally we have US Veterans and Family Honors personnel readily available for Veterans rituals.  We would be honored to coordinate every detail necessary for a befitting Veterans ritual tribute.

Funeral Coach 

The coach for a deceased Veteran is identified by the flag of our country. The emblem of the branch of service they proudly served is displayed on the back and side doors of the coach.


In honor of a deceased Veteran we request a Presidential Memorial Certificate for the spouse, children, or any family member requesting one. These certificates bear the name of the president of the United States of America. If you did not receive a certificate when your Veteran passed away, contact us by e-mail or  (662) 286-9500 and we will procure one for you.

Veterans Video Tribute 


Each life is a story to be told and remembered. Our Video Tributes allow families to tell their personal story in pictures, scenery and music.Played during visitation or  the funeral service, the Video Tribute helps focus attention on the life of the deceased and provides the family a loving remembrance that can be viewed and shared for years to come.  To Honor the individual who might be Veterans of the Military Service, Police Force or other Public Protection careers, clips and styles are used to focus on their particular occupation and life. Videos of National  Monuments, war footage, military equipment, planes, medals and/or honors awarded, the US flag, police cars, emergency vehicles and other scenes relevant are inserted into the tribute.

World War II Registry of Remembrances 

Any service man or woman who served during World War II, whether in battle or on the home front, is eligible for the Registry.  To enter your name or the name of someone you wish to honor for their service to our country visit the Registry at www.wwiimemorial.com 

VA Cash Benefits for Reimbursement of Burial Expenses

Benefits made available to veterans through the VA are partial reimbursements of an eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs and do not cover all the funeral or cremation arrangement costs.    

Who is Eligible? 

In short, the veteran must have been honorably discharged. A more detailed list of those service men and women who may apply for, and receive veterans' burial benefits, with full military honors if they choose would include:

  • 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.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, or that of a family member, call us at (662) 286-9500. If you have any questions about your eligibility or that of a family member, contact the staff of Magnolia Funeral Home or send us an email using our contact form.