Posts Tagged ‘pre-need’

Supreme Court will not hear funeral services case

by Associated Press Published: February 8,2013

Tags: appeal, bench, burial, court, death, denial, funeral, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, pre-need, trust

OXFORD — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear more appeals in a pre-need funeral services contracts dispute between two Oxford funeral homes. The Supreme Court ruled last fall there was nothing improper about pre-need funeral services contracts written by Waller Funeral Home that forbid their transfer to another provider. The court denied motions […] [...]

Cemetery owner gets four years for mishandling trusts

by Associated Press Published: January 8,2013

Tags: burial, bury, cemetery, court, government, judge, justice, law, misappropriation, pre-need, prison, sentence, state, stealing, steral, trust

BOONEVILLE — Cemetery owner Wayne Hight of Booneville has been sentenced to serve four years in prison for failing to properly fund pre-need burial trusts. Assistant District Attorney Richard Bowen tells The Daily Corinthian reports Hight also was ordered to pay restitution of more than $500,000. Bowen said Hight, 74, pleaded guilty Friday in Alcorn […] [...]

Cemetery owner indicted; accused of mishandling pre-need funds

by MBJ Staff Published: November 19,2012

Tags: cemetery, death, dying, funeral, government, indict, indictment, law, pre-need, state, trust

TUPELO — Cemetery owner Wayne Hight of Corinth has been indicted, according to a news release from Lee County District Attorney Trent Kelly and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. Hight has been indicted for failing to fund at least 85 percent of funds received for funeral services and merchandise as required by state law and […] [...]

SoS orders funeral home to cease and desist

by MBJ Staff Published: December 19,2011

Tags: burials, cemeteries, death, funeral, funeral home, pre-need, state government

VICKSBURG — Williams Funeral Home in Vicksburg has been notified to cease and desist from selling funeral pre-need goods and services to the public and to pay $13,000 in fines to the State of Mississippi in a final order issued by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. In 2008, Williams was ordered to cease and desist […] [...]

Judge places two cemeteries in receivership

by MBJ Staff Published: November 23,2011

Tags: burials, cemeteries, death, pre-need, receivership, state government, trust

PRENTISS COUNTY — Prentiss County Chancellor John Hatcher signed an order Tuesday placing Oaklawn Memorial Park of Booneville and Forrest Memorial Park of Corinth under receivership. Both cemeteries are owned and operated by Wayne Hight of Corinth. “Both cemeteries currently have zero dollars in their trust accounts. The Secretary of State’s Office cannot allow a […] [...]

Funeral home under scrutiny

by Wally Northway Published: July 10,2009

Tags: funeral, investigation, pre-need

NATCHEZ — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he is hopeful that new pre-need legislation will help prevent similar problems as currently seen at the George F. West Funeral Home in Natchez. Owned by Theodore West, the Secretary of State’s Office found the George F. West Funeral Home is not registered to sell pre-need contracts, […] [...]

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