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Ala. man fights to keep wife buried in front yard
Associated Press ^ | August. 19, 2012 | JAY REEVES

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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KEYWORDS: propertyrights
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1 posted on 08/19/2012 12:06:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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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.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 12:12:23 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does that headline evoke an ‘interesting’ mental picture for anyone else - or am I just having one of those ‘strange mental condition’ Sundays??


3 posted on 08/19/2012 12:14:58 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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...


4 posted on 08/19/2012 12:18:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF YOU GET ONE CHOICE CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 12:19:14 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Time is the only solution to this problem and the city will be around much longer than the old man,


6 posted on 08/19/2012 12:21:22 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He didn’t plant a tree over her?


7 posted on 08/19/2012 12:23:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Uncle Ike

Went back and re-read it. i see what you mean.


8 posted on 08/19/2012 12:24:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I used to Love Her

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXIuAz7aryo


9 posted on 08/19/2012 12:25:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t think you should be able to bury anyone without their consent, front yard or not.


10 posted on 08/19/2012 12:25:54 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: pepsionice

Hope no one digs up my 2 dogs...I will haunt them if they do


11 posted on 08/19/2012 12:31:08 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are necrophilia jokes out of play?

I got yelled at the other day for not treating a thread with the proper decorum...


12 posted on 08/19/2012 12:33:34 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: goat granny

There are probably 8 billion dogs buried in America.


13 posted on 08/19/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: goat granny

>>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 :)


14 posted on 08/19/2012 12:36:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: pepsionice

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.


15 posted on 08/19/2012 12:36:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: pepsionice

:O) your probably right....but just don’t dig up my 2.LOL


16 posted on 08/19/2012 12:37:44 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: PeteB570

“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.


17 posted on 08/19/2012 12:39:38 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ala. man fights to keep wife buried in front yard

Exhausted man says “She keeps on digging herself out!”


18 posted on 08/19/2012 12:40:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: freedumb2003

I also have a few favorite goats I’d like to have with me also.....


19 posted on 08/19/2012 12:41:22 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope he wins. It isn’t any of the government’s business, and a legal check on zoning laws is certainly in order.


20 posted on 08/19/2012 12:43:06 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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