Lee county ordinance approved for indigent burials

Lee county ordinance approved for indigent burials

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County commissioners also approved an ordinance setting a limit for how much the county will pay to bury people whose families can't afford a burial or cremation.

The county recently paid a total of $5500 to bury two people after the probate court declared the families indigent.

The new ordinance sets a $500 maximum for burial or cremation expenses picked up by the county.

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