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06/19/08 - Marshall

Marshall Cemetery Denies Access To Loved Ones Of Those Buried There

They cannot visit their loved ones graves, they say because of an east Texas business.

Visitors to the Love Cemetery in Marshall say there is only one road in where you don't need a truck or SUV to get into.

However, the entrance is owned by Snider Timber, who says they cannot let people through unless they have insurance - something these east Texans say they can't afford.

Dr. Thomas Brown, who lives near the cemetery, said, "They have a legal and a moral and a ethical reason to visit this cemetary."

Chet Robbins, of the Texas Funeral Service, said "We just want reasonable access. So let's define reasonable access and that's the direction we're going."

Now, under Texas law, people must be given access to cemeteries.

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