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Economic troubles hit all of us -- living and dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Bodies removed after Pontiac funeral home foreclosure


    The bodies of five people and cremains for 22 others are on their way to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office after the Pontiac funeral home sending them to their place of rest was foreclosed on this morning.

    Pontiac Medical Examiner’s administrator Robert Gerds said the bank holding the note for the House of Burns Memorial Chapel, 195 South Blvd., has been working with his office for a couple of weeks to avoid mishandling of the remains. The 50th District Court in Pontiac scheduled the foreclosure to start at 3 a.m. today, he added.

    “They can’t just push them to the street,” Gerds said this morning, referring to the bank. “They’re doing the right thing, or they’re trying to do the right thing. They’re trying to make the best that they can out of this.”

    When contacted this morning about what families whose loved one is at the funeral home should do, the woman who answered the phone declined comment.

    “You don’t want to let nobody know nothing — you just want gossip,” the woman said, adding “have a blessed day” before hanging up.

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm sorry, it's a terrible story...but reading "cremains" at the "House of Burns" made me gigglesnort just a little bit.
  3. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    has acorn registered them to vote yet?
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member


    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- City of Pontiac, Mich. officials begin removing remains from Burns Funeral Home.
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  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Hahahaha that works too.
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