State commission to seek legal action against Wilmington cemetery owner
Families of loved ones buried at Calvary Memorial Cemetery have complained about the upkeep of the location. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
The North Carolina Cemetery Commission voted Wednesday to proceed with legal action against the owner of cemetery in Wilmington.
Families of loved ones buried at Calvary Memorial Cemetery have complained about the upkeep of the location.
"This is their final resting spot," Irean Boyd Jones said. "I would like for it to be better kept so when we come out here, I don't have to spend so much time cleaning versus enjoying just being able to reflect on their lives and the life I had when they were alive with me.
The commission plans to seek an injunction and have a receiver appointed to care for the cemetery. It is owned by Jack Krupicka.
An administrative coordinator for the cemetery commission says this process is expected to take time and it is ultimately up to a judge on whether to appoint a receiver or keep Krupicka as the owner of the cemetery.