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    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY

    AL - Man fights to keep wife buried in front yard

    Alabama Man Fights to Keep Wife Buried in Front Yard
    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. 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.

    "Good Lord, they've raised pigs in their yard, there's horses out the road here in a corral in the city limits, they've got other gravesites here all over the place," said Davis. "And there shouldn't have been a problem."
    much more at AP link above

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    Aug 2009
    "So if they order her to be moved, it's a death sentence to me. I'll meet Mama sooner than I planned on it."

    that statement worries me ... he's either already extremely depressed or he's a manipulative person using emotional blackmail

    either way, not really emotionally healthy

    however, I wouldn't want to be the homeowner living across from him having to look at a gravesite and watching my property value spiral down because they're having visitations in their front yard

    he should've got the proper approvals before he did it

    we can't even bury our pets in our yards here but if we did, we wouldn't be doing it at the front of the house

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    Robert Frost, 'Home Burial.'

    "The wonder is I didn't see at once.
    I never noticed it from here before.
    I must be wonted to it—that's the reason.
    The little graveyard where my people are!
    So small the window frames the whole of it.
    Not so much larger than a bedroom, is it?
    There are three stones of slate and one of marble,
    Broad-shouldered little slabs there in the sunlight
    On the sidehill. We haven't to mind those.
    But I understand: it is not the stones,
    But the child's mound——"

    "Don't, don't, don't, don't," she cried.

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    I think they need to leave her be....rebel that I am.

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    Jul 2008

    As Ennis Cosby was buried on his family's estate in Massachusetts

    I say leave the man alone. I hope Cosby comes to the rescue.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2008
    Remains of Alabama woman must be removed from yard, court rules


    The justices, in an 8-3 decision that didn't include a written opinion, issued a brief order, agreeing with other courts in saying that Patsy Davis' body must be removed from the front yard in Stevenson where it had been since 2009.
    Just know one thing, I am the majority.

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    Maybe he could cremate the remains and keep the urn outside on the gravesite. He's not out in the country. His place is on a main street according to the article.

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    Boy the people from Alabama never cease to amaze me. I hope the wife died of natural causes.
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