Cemetery closes; familes cut grass around loved ones graves

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1380407339&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4387644&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1380407339 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – After learning of the sudden closure of George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens, dozens of families gathered Saturday to do something that hasn’t been done in months, cut the grass.

Those with loved ones buried at the cemetery spent their Saturday trimming, raking and mowing, something that a perpetual care cemetery is suppose to do for them.

The Blackwell family had a tough time finding their mother. The family ordered a headstone months ago, but have yet to recieve it, like many other families who’ve recently done business with the company.

State Representative Juandalynn Givan has vowed to take the issue to the governor and the attorney generals office. In the meantime, the families will continue to do what they can for those buried at George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens.

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