Man Fights to Keep Wife Buried ... in Front Yard
An Alabama man is fighting for the right to keep his late wife buried in his front yard, asking a civil court to block a court order demanding the remains be moved.
The man in question is 73-year-old Jim Davis, and he claims it was his wife's wishes to be buried at home.
"This is a woman who
raised her family and she wanted to be buried here. It's like being hungry; if people's ever been hungry, you get sick inside when you sit and think about it," Davis said. "It's a terrible feeling. I've went my whole life - I've never had a ticket, never been in no trouble, but that's subject to change if somebody thinks they're going to come in my yard and dig up my wife. Not in this century."
The city's attorney claims Davis buried his wife illegally after council members denied his application to do so. There's no word yet on when a ruling will be made in the case.