The remains of Patsy Davis, who passed away in 2009, are expected to be removed on Friday
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
A four-year court battle over the burial of a
wife's remains is over. A Jackson County man will have to dig up his wife after
he buried her in front of their Stevenson home, as part of her dying wish.
James Davis arrived at the Jackson County
Courthouse Wednesday to learn how his wife's remains are to be removed. Davis
lost a lengthy court battle to keep her remains in his front yard.
Under an agreement, the remains of Patsy
Davis, who passed away in 2009, are expected to be removed on Friday, along
with a casket and a vault. James asked for his wife's remains to be cremated
and placed in an urn that will be given to him to place in his home.
For some time, Davis had said her remains
would not be removed despite the court, but he told the court Wednesday he
would honor the order.
"The court's order is going to be enforced. I
believe the court has set a framework to make sure that her order is enforced
to the tee," said Stevenson City Attorney Parker Edmiston.
If the order is not enforced on Friday, the
judge expects to see the parties on Monday to find out why. There was no
discussion concerning the tombstone in James' yard. Davis said he plans to keep
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