Woman Exhumed From Grave in Front Yard

Alabama family loses court fight to keep her there
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 15, 2013 12:48 PM CST
Daughter Rita Webb and sons Matthew and Nathaniel Webb watch as Patsy Davis' body is exhumed in Stevenson, Ala.   (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)
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(Newser) – The body of an Alabama woman was removed from her front-yard grave today after a lengthy court fight. Widower James Davis, who kept a promise to bury his wife at their log cabin home in Stevenson, says he now plans to cremate her remains and keep them in the house. Patsy Davis died in 2009. After her burial, the city sued and won, and a judge this week approved a plan to remove the body. One of her daughters burst into tears as the vault came out of the ground this morning. (Read more Alabama stories.)

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