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Former Marine's Last Request: Don't Bury Me!

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

A Fresno woman wants to grant a former Marine's last request to be cremated not buried.  

William "Bill" Maynard died of a heart attack last month at his central Fresno apartment.

Since his death, Linda Randolph has been trying to find a way to have him cremated. That's because Maynard told her he had a fear of being buried. 

"He worried about worms going through his body.  You know how people are about those sorts of things," Randolph said.

Randolph only knew Maynard for a year.   He and her husband became friends when they were both homeless.  

Randolph doesn't have $900 dollars to pay for his cremation, but she's hoping a caring community will help her foot the bill. 

"I feel it's my obligation to get him help to be buried the way that he wants to be buried because he was a Marine.  He served our country.  he did things to keep us safe," Randolph said.

If you would like to help, contact Linda Randolph at 559-246-8026.



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