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Agreement reached in wife burial case

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The remains of Patsy Davis, who passed away in 2009, are expected to be removed on Friday The remains of Patsy Davis, who passed away in 2009, are expected to be removed on Friday
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A four-year court battle over the burial of a wife's remains is over. A Jackson County man will have to dig up his wife after he buried her in front of their Stevenson home, as part of her dying wish.

James Davis arrived at the Jackson County Courthouse Wednesday to learn how his wife's remains are to be removed. Davis lost a lengthy court battle to keep her remains in his front yard.

Under an agreement, the remains of Patsy Davis, who passed away in 2009, are expected to be removed on Friday, along with a casket and a vault. James asked for his wife's remains to be cremated and placed in an urn that will be given to him to place in his home.

For some time, Davis had said her remains would not be removed despite the court, but he told the court Wednesday he would honor the order.

"The court's order is going to be enforced. I believe the court has set a framework to make sure that her order is enforced to the tee," said Stevenson City Attorney Parker Edmiston.

If the order is not enforced on Friday, the judge expects to see the parties on Monday to find out why. There was no discussion concerning the tombstone in James' yard. Davis said he plans to keep it there.

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