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Man Loses Battle to Keep wife Buried in Front Yard

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A Stevenson man has lost his fight to keep his wife's body buried in his front yard.
James Davis says he will now hire a contractor to remove the remains and cremate his late wife Patsy.

The city of Stevenson won a lawsuit to have the body removed, arguing that the grave is an illegal cemetery. The city council rejected Davis' request for a cemetery permit for the front yard of his cabin after his wife died in April of 2009; but he buried her a few feet from the front porch anyway.

Davis says he will now comply with that court order and remove his wife. 

 

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