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Ala. man fights to keep wife buried in front yard
Wyoming News ^
| Sunday, August 19, 2012
| JAY REEVES
Posted on 08/19/2012 9:43:41 PM PDT by Rabin
James Davis is fighting to keep the remains of his late wife right where he dug her grave: In the front yard of his home, just a few feet from the porch.
Davis said he was only abiding by Patsy Ruth Davis' wishes when he buried her in 2009, yet the city (has now) sued to move her. A county judge ordered Davis to disinter his wife, but the ruling is on hold as the Alabama Civil Court of Appeals considers his challenge.
Davis, 73, said he never expected such a fight.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: bama; undertaker; zoning
Gods love Patsy Ruth Davis. Bless and keep.
posted on 08/19/2012 9:43:54 PM PDT
Leave this poor man alone.
Isn’t there a concern for groundwater filtration, etc.
posted on 08/19/2012 10:25:28 PM PDT
I tell you what, this story just about brought tears to my eyes.
posted on 08/19/2012 11:02:19 PM PDT
(Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
"We're not in the 1800s any longer," said city attorney Parker Edmiston. "We're not talking about a homestead, we're not talking about someone who is out in the country on 40 acres of land. Mr. Davis lives in downtown Stevenson."
Actually, we are in FACT talking about a homestead, you bastard.
posted on 08/19/2012 11:12:52 PM PDT
(One who commands, must obey.)
Isnt there a concern for groundwater filtration, etc.
Apparently not. The body is interred in a casket, in a burial vault, much the same as done in any cemetery.
According to the article, "After his wife died on April 18, 2009, the City Council rejected Davis' request for a cemetery permit. The decision came even though the county health department signed off on the residential burial, saying it wouldn't cause any sanitation problems."
posted on 08/19/2012 11:23:25 PM PDT
by Smokin' Joe
(How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
The exhausted man explained “She keeps on digging herself out!”
posted on 08/19/2012 11:36:14 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
To: Secret Agent Man
One of my relatives had a slab installed on top of his wife’s grave to prevent her return. Apparently he was serious.
The next purchaser of this beleagured man’s home would probably prefer it to be human-corpse-free.
posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:02 AM PDT
(May God confound the enemy)
Bah. In some parts of rural NC you can't drive 20 miles without seeing a farmhouse or a field without a small family graveyard near it.
I like it that way! I think its important not to hide graves away.
As a child I played bible school softball in a field where 3rd base was a grave marker. Old graves of people that I never knew, but that shared my last name was a quiet and powerful reminder that I had family that came before me and that there will be more after me... and each day is a gift!
posted on 08/20/2012 1:37:53 AM PDT
To: Rabin; ontap; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ..
Gadzooks! It is like I was just telling my old cuz here. When I go...
I want to be planted under the outhouse 'cause with my prostate, old Wick would be plumb wore out digging me up every time I had to go--
posted on 08/20/2012 3:08:35 AM PDT
("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
I think she needs to go to a cemetery. First of all he will have a difficult selling the land if the body is on the land later on (or his family members). The new owners could never do any remodeling or anything with a body buried in the yard. It is dumb to have bodies buried in personal yards. The problems with that are just overwhelming.
posted on 08/20/2012 3:46:03 AM PDT
(Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
If you select Broad Street, Stevenson, Alabama on Google Maps you will see that the houses are on small, suburb sized lots. There is not much acreage separating the houses at all. The town council might have it right, even though his heart is in the right place by submitting to her final wish.
posted on 08/20/2012 4:19:01 AM PDT
(If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
Didn’t Jimmy Carter insist on being buried in his front yard? Or being stuffed and placed on his front porch?
posted on 08/20/2012 5:14:37 AM PDT
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