One woman's experience with a Los Angeles cemetery keen to sell her a vault.
UPDATE 4/30/07 ---HOPE FOR FOREST HILL CUSTOMERS; TENNESSEE SAYS THEY'LL START HONORING PREPAID CONTRACTS ---- MEANWHILE MICHIGAN AUTHORITIES ARREST FOREST HILL OWNER CLAYTON SMART From the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
"Max Shelton, the court-appointed administrator of the funeral homes, said the state had recovered enough missing money to honor the contracts in full. The announcement appeared to mark an end to months of uncertainty that began in July, when funeral home owner Clayton Smart said there wasn't enough money in trust funds to honor the contracts.
That angered people who had paid in advance to prevent their families from having to sacrifice financially when they died. Families reported paying thousands of dollars extra to bury loved ones.
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Yet another undertakers' trade association is trying to take away families' rights and outlaw lower-cost cremations.
FCA Board member Harriet Bartnick has sent a letter to AARP asking them to endorse better regulation of donated tissue as part of their national policy. See the attachment below.