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Court Rules Against GA Crematory Operator

Updated: 2 years ago.
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.