The Alabama State Supreme Court denied a man's appeal to keep his wife's body buried in the front yard of his Jackson County home.
James Davis buried his wife, Patsy, in the front yard of his Stevenson home in 2009, despite objections from the city council.
The city sued and a circuit judge ruled that Davis remove remains. Davis and his attorney appealed that decision, maintaining that the city never adopted regulations regarding cemeteries.
The State Supreme Court denied the appeal on Friday.