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

      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.