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Cemetery commission to pursue legal action against Calvary
The N.C. Cemetery Commission, which regulates perpetual care cemeteries, is pursuing legal action Published: 7/21/2014

Pioneer Cemetery
Iowa Code 523I.102 — “Pioneer cemetery” means a cemetery where there were twelve or fewer burials in the preceding fifty years. With hundreds of tiny pioneer cemeteries in Iowa, the prospect of writing a column about them seemed daunting. Then I discovered an unusual old burial ground. The Pioneer Cemetery (formerly the Parker Cemetery), one of the oldest burial sites in Eastern Iowa, is several ... Published: 7/20/2014

5 years after Burr Oak scandal, hope and challenges
Five years after workers were accused of digging up bodies in a scheme to resell burial plots, Burr Oak Cemetery is trying to reassume its place in preserving Chicago's African-American history. But it and other black-owned cemeteries are facing an uncertain future. Published: 7/7/2014

Jumbled records create grave problems in Colorado cemeteries
When Bob and Lorraine James visited Cortez Cemetery on Memorial Day to place flowers on the graves of deceased relatives, they had quite a jolt. Published: 7/20/2014

Trail cemetery project adding space for cremains
Anyone wishing to be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetary will soon have another option. Published: 7/22/2014

Volunteers help maintain Va. parkway cemeteries
FLOYD — The epitaph on Mellawalka Wilson’s tombstone got the story half right. Published: 7/21/2014

Albania tackles cemetery overcrowding with new law
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Parliament has passed a law aiming to tackle the overcrowding of the country's cemeteries by allowing cremation and the opening of private and religious cemeteries. Published: 7/17/2014

Last Modified: 7/23/2014