2nd lawsuit in works against Tenn. cemetery

AP News
Posted: Feb 11, 2014 1:05 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Relatives of three people buried at a Tennessee cemetery that's accused of mishandling bodies say they don't know where their loved ones' remains are located because they were not allowed to see the caskets being lowered into the ground.

Charles Branch tells reporters that workers at Galilee Memorial Gardens just stood around after a funeral service and he left before seeing his mother's casket buried. He said he returned to the cemetery in Bartlett but could not find his mother Pearlie's grave.

The cemetery's owner, Jemar Lambert, was arrested Jan. 24 on charges that three bodies were buried in the same grave without permission. He has a court date scheduled for Feb. 24.

The Bartlett cemetery also is being sued by relatives of two other people buried there.