Sat., September 22, 2012 11:00am (EDT)

Court Rules Against GA Crematory Operator
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  —  
On Friday the high court upheld a verdict to award $750,000 to the parents of a man from Tennessee whose body was sent to the crematory.  (Photo courtesy:  jpellgen via flickr)
On Friday the high court upheld a verdict to award $750,000 to the parents of a man from Tennessee whose body was sent to the crematory. (Photo courtesy: jpellgen via flickr)
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a verdict against Ray Brent Marsh, the former operator of a Georgia crematory where hundreds of bodies that had been sent for cremation were found.

In 2002, investigators found more than 300 decaying bodies on the grounds of the Tri-State Crematory in Noble in north Georgia’s Walker County.

On Friday the high court upheld a verdict to award $750,000 to the parents of a man from Tennessee whose body was sent to the crematory.

Authorities said Marsh gave relatives cement dust instead of the ashes of their loved ones.