Alabama man fights to keep dead wife in front yard

Alabama man fights to keep dead wife in front yard

July 10th, 2012 by Associated Press in News

The home of Jim and Patsy Davis of Stevenson, Ala., shows where the late Patsy Davis is buried in the front yard of the house. In late March, following a civil trial, Jackson County Circuit Judge Jenifer Holt ordered Davis to remove his late wife's remains from the front yard.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

An Alabama man is appealing to keep his wife buried in the front yard of his home in downtown Stevenson.

Attorneys for James Davis say they filed a motion Monday asking a court to let his wife's body remain in his yard until a state appeals court reviews the case.

WAFF-TV reported that a judge on Friday refused to overturn a previous decision that ordered the removal of Patsy Davis' remains.

Davis buried his wife at their home after she died in 2009, saying it was her dying wish to be remain there.

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