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AL man ordered to remove wife's body from yard

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James Davis wants to keep his wife, Patsy, buried in his front yard. Source: WAFF James Davis wants to keep his wife, Patsy, buried in his front yard. Source: WAFF

STEVENSON, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Civil Court of Appeals has upheld the ruling of a lower court concerning a Stevenson man who buried his wife in the front yard of his home.

That lower court determined James Davis will have to move the remains of his wife to an approved cemetery.

James Davis buried her in his front yard in 2009 and says it was her dying wish. The city of Stevenson filed suit against Davis.

While state health officials say family burial plots aren't uncommon in Alabama, city officials worry about the precedent set by allowing a grave on a residential lot on one of the main streets through town.

Read more from our NBC affiliate WAFF.

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