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Cemetery Thieves Common At Christmas


Last updated 12/11/2019 at 4:07pm

Someone stole a floral arrangement from this graveside recently. (Courtesy photo)

When Linda Petit took her husband, Ray, to see the floral arrangement on her parents' gravestone on Sunday at the Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory (formerly Pisgah Gardens) off Hendersonville Highway, she found their marker barren.

Linda and Ray's daughter, Denise Gonsales, who lives outside of Savannah, Ga., brought the ornate, Christmas-themed saddle to decorate her grandparents' marker before Thanksgiving, but Ray hadn't had the opportunity to see it, yet.

Thinking it had been misplaced, Linda said she drove around the entire cemetery searching for the flowers before realizing they had bee...

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