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Thomasville city council bans private burials

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE,  GA (WALB) - It's now illegal to bury a body on private property in Thomasville.

The city attorney told the council last week that a staff member recently received inquiries about making a burial on private property.

The council realized there was nothing in the city law to prohibit private burials, so they amended the code.

People we spoke with said the amendment was a smart move.

"I wouldn't say in town because the turn over is so large people sale so often. But if you're in the country, it should be fine. But if you're in town I wouldn't think that would be appropriate," said citizen Dale Humphries.

The amendment prohibits the burial of any human remains in any location of the corporate limits of Thomasville except on church property or in private and public cemeteries.

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