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RE: Lawless cemetery
Judge OKs cemetery move for mining in W.Va
4 years ago MORGANTOWN (AP) A West Virginia coal company has received permission to relocate the remains of 22 people buried in a family cemetery in Monongalia County that dates to the 1800s. Circuit Court Judge Susan Tucker recently approved Patriot Mining Co."s request to move the remains in Lawlis Cemetery to Bethel Cemetery near Osage. International Coal Group"s Patriot Mining Co. estimates there is 7,000 tons of coal beneath the 22 graves, but because of buffer zone andblasting laws, Patriot technical services manager Tom Jones estimates 80,000 to 100,000 tons of coal worth at least $5.2 million would be lost if the cemetery weren"t relocated. Cassville United Methodist Church acquired the cemetery in 1903 from Matilda Lawlis, one of the people buried there. Descendant Clarence Lawlis, the only one of 12 living descendants to contest the move, said he was disappointed with the judge"s March 4 decision, though he wasn"t surprised by it. Patriot moved another cemetery in the area last summer that is also connected to the Lawlis family. The Lawlis cemetery is one of a number of small family cemeteries and unmarked graves across the state that are being moved as they get in the way of mining, timbering and development interests. Advocates are asking state lawmakers this year to enact regulations that would require better tracking of the graves and protect families who believed that their loved ones wouldn't"t be disturbed.ICG spokesman Ira Gamm said the company has not selected a date for the cemetery"s relocation though it would likely be "in the near future."Funeral director Frank Matthews will oversee the move.Read more: The Williamson Daily News - Judge OKs cemetery move for mining in W Va
Added by Kat on Jul 10, 2013 6:45 PM
Lawless cemetery
I took pictures at bethel today the lawlis cemetery was moved there i have the picture you want and will post later
Added by Kat on Jul 06, 2013 2:45 PM

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