June 5, 2012
Leroy Cheek, 79, lost his wife five years ago. When he buried her in July 2007, he paid for her funeral and decided to go ahead and pay for his own.
"I didn't want my kids to have to worry about it. It was all taken care of and everything was paid for," Cheek said.
It didn't happen that way. Cheek just learned that the funeral home he gave almost $9,000 to is now out of business.
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Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni & Student Assoc for alerting us to this article.