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COVID-19 UPDATE: EFFECTIVE December 7, 2020

Funeral Services with 80 people 

Or up to Half Capacity

As of December 7, 2020, Due to the increase of cases and deaths in Arkansas, we have limited services to 50% Capacity and this will apply to all indoor services, whether at a funeral home chapel or a place of worship. 

 Graveside services, do not have a numerical limit. Masks or other facial covering must be worn and Social Distancing must be maintained. 

All attendees must sign an attendance form of each funeral service and we will keep a copy of the attendance form for 30 days following the service. It will be made available to the Arkansas Department of Health upon request.


Personal Protective Equipment 

Face masks are required for ALL attending. (10 years old and up)

Anyone passing or receiving any items (microphones, certificates or mementos) will wear gloves.

No physical contact will be permitted between mourners and the decedent, 

when it is suspected or confirmed that the decedent was positive for Covid-19 at the time of death. 


Social Distancing  

While permitted to sit in family groups, all individuals present will be required to sit 6-feet apart from other family groups.  

Guests are to maintain social distancing from the family when offering their condolences. 


Visitations 

All rules for the funeral service also apply to the visitations. 

Consequently, funeral homes should keep visitations limited to the smallest gathering of family members possible.


Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home

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


In this section

Veterans Overview

Veterans Headstones

Veterans Burial Flags

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