SC woman buried in wrong grave

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COLUMBIA — Officials at a Columbia cemetery have learned that they buried a woman in the wrong grave.

The State newspaper reported workers at Greenlawn Memorial Park discovered they had buried a woman in the wrong grave when they were digging another grave Wednesday.

Helen Carlton of Gaston died last May and was supposed to be buried next to her husband.

Chris Carlton says he was shocked to find out that he and his family had been visiting the wrong grave since his mother died. He says he’s been putting flowers on an empty grave.

Greenlawn general manager Tammy Chandler says officials are awaiting the approval of all of Carlton’s children before her remains can be moved.

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Retired Army
Retired Army 06/15/12 - 11:04 am
Heck, I thought a couple of

Heck, I thought a couple of our resident comedians would have latched onto this by now. Jake I'm ashamed of you.

stillamazed 06/15/12 - 11:47 am
What's going on?

What is going on around the area? A man's body is allowed to decay before being sent to the funeral home, a woman is buried in the wrong grave. We are not safe in life or death anymore!

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