Skip to comments.Ala. man fights to keep wife buried in front yard
Posted on 08/19/2012 12:06:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
STEVENSON, Ala. (AP) -- 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 outside their log home in 2009, yet the city sued to move the body elsewhere.
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The problem I see...is that the property will eventually slip into someone else’s hands. This becomes an issue eventually for someone to deal with. I grew up in a rural area where there were two graves laid out on a property around 1900, with a big stone put up for the man and his wife. The field had gone through five owners, and by the 1980s...the eventual owner simply dragged off the tombstones and plowed over the field. There was something not right about this, but it was a done deal before anyone realized what he’d done. Either you put folks in a properly recognized graveyard, or you sprinkle their ashes in some river...but that’s about the only acceptable ways of handle this.
Does that headline evoke an ‘interesting’ mental picture for anyone else - or am I just having one of those ‘strange mental condition’ Sundays??
There are laws for this sort of thing. I know a rancher who buried his parents on his land but had to have a road built for access just as if it were a public cemetery. The land will be in the family for generations but still...
While a nice story the devil is in the family details - after he’s dead and planted beside his wife.
All it takes is one angry family member and the property could be forced into a sale - and then the family has to move both or let the new owner deal with it.
Time is the only solution to this problem and the city will be around much longer than the old man,
He didn’t plant a tree over her?
Went back and re-read it. i see what you mean.
I used to Love Her
I don’t think you should be able to bury anyone without their consent, front yard or not.
Hope no one digs up my 2 dogs...I will haunt them if they do
Are necrophilia jokes out of play?
I got yelled at the other day for not treating a thread with the proper decorum...
There are probably 8 billion dogs buried in America.
>>Hope no one digs up my 2 dogs...I will haunt them if they do<<
They are waiting for you GGranny — God made them better than most humans for a reason.
We have to wait and eventually leave our others until the big Bye and Bye. For them, it is tail-wag away :)
Here in Pa, there are many old homestead family farms which have their own graveyards, with wrought-iron fencing and access roads, and which have been in the family for many generations. Local and state laws protect those properties’ sanctity, in perpetuity.
:O) your probably right....but just don’t dig up my 2.LOL
“All it takes is one angry family member and the property could be forced into a sale - and then the family has to move both or let the new owner deal with it.”
You just write in the offer to buy a condition to move the graves at the cost of the seller. If they don’t do it, then you don’t buy the property. Simple.
Ala. man fights to keep wife buried in front yard
Exhausted man says “She keeps on digging herself out!”
I also have a few favorite goats I’d like to have with me also.....
I hope he wins. It isn’t any of the government’s business, and a legal check on zoning laws is certainly in order.