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Business providing military funeral, burial for veteran with no relatives

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A funeral home says it will take care of a funeral for a veteran, who has no known relatives.

There isn’t much known about 74-year-old James Beavers.

Beavers died on Nov. 23 and his body was discovered four days later by a neighbor.

He was a disabled Vietnam War veteran and was a very private person.

A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said the man was a good friend of hers, but kept to himself.

He was an orphan, he never married and never had any children, according to WANE.

When the funeral home heard about his service to the country and his situation, they decided to cover the entire thing.

Officials say following the funeral, a burial with full military honors will take place at Riverview Cemetery.

“We don’t know how many people will come but I would encourage them to come,” said David McComb, president of McComb & Sons. “This gives a way to not only honor Mr. Beavers but other people, POW and MIA people. I think it’s a great way to honor them.”

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Chapel, 1140 Lake Ave. in Fort Wayne.