Funeral home criticized for allegedly refusing coffin for deceased veteran

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A Georgia funeral home is facing backlash for allegedly refusing to provide a coffin for a deceased veteran.

Heritage Funeral Home reportedly told the family of George Taylor, a deceased Vietnam War veteran, that they would not provide a coffin for him, due to finances.

During the visitation, Taylor's body was placed on a gurney with a flag draped over him.

James Taylor, the son of the deceased Taylor, told a local TV station that his family agreed to the arrangement, but that it was a "disgrace" to his father.

A family member took to Facebook to say the funeral home refused to provide a casket despite the family allegedly sending a check.

Her post was liked and shared thousands of times.

Funeral home's staffers, however, said they followed the instructions of the family. 


On Friday, the two parties reportedly reached an agreement and Heritage Funeral Home displayed George Taylor's body in a casket before his burial at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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