Attorney responds to closing of Birmingham cemetery | News
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- The attorney for the recently closed George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens has issued a statement on behalf of the cemetery.
The cemetery closed suddenly in early September, leaving many people concerned about the future of the site where their loved ones are buried.
There has been a "closed" sign in the window of the cemetery office for weeks. Alabama Representative Juandalynn Givan has asked the governor's office to look into what is happening with the cemetery.
Attorney Fred Garfield sent the following statement in an email on Thursday, Oct. 3.
"George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens, Inc. acknowledges and understands the concern expressed by the community about its recent suspension of operations. Ownership and management are exploring options about the continued operation of the cemetery, which may include a change of ownership and management.
The cemetery asks for your patience during this period of transition. The grounds are open for those wishing to visit loved ones. The cemetery maintains a perpetual care trust fund with significant funds on deposit that helps provide for the continued maintenance of the cemetery grounds."
There will be a town hall meeting to address some of the concerns about the closed cemetery tonight at 6 p.m. at Jackson Olin High School.
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