Davis buried his wife Patsy in their yard in 2009.
STEVENSON, AL (WAFF) -
A Jackson County man hopes the Alabama
Supreme Court will soon take up his civil case. He buried his wife in the front
yard of his home, but the city said she can't stay there. It has been months
since the case was first appealed, but James Davis said he's over 70 now and
would like to see a resolution, should his health begin to decline.
Davis has been sprucing up around his house
in downtown Stevenson, including his wife's grave in the front yard. He buried
his wife Patsy in 2009, despite objections from the city council. The city
sued, and a circuit judge ruled that he must remove her remains.
Davis and his attorney have appealed that
decision, maintaining that the city never adopted regulations regarding
cemeteries. Davis said he's now looking for justice to come from the state's
highest court. "I'm starting to wonder if the law is for me, or for what's
right, because I know I'm 100% right. I went through everything that I was told
to do," he said.
He went on to say that he is not worried
about making sure the family burial plot is taken care of after he's gone; he
has several children and grandchildren who plan to take the house and care for
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