Section 11-47-63

Removal and reinterment of remains by corporations, etc., generally; notices.

(a) After the completion of the publication, posting and mailing of the "Notice of declaration of abandonment of lands for cemetery purposes and of intention to remove the human bodies interred therein," as provided for in Section 11-47-62, and after the expiration of the period of two months specified in said notice as provided in Section 11-47-61, any cemetery corporation, association, corporation sole or other person owning or controlling any such cemetery shall have power to cause the removal of all human remains interred in any such cemetery or part thereof to be abandoned as a cemetery or burial place for the dead and to cause the reinterment in other cemeteries in this state where burials are permitted or to deposit the said remains in a mausoleum or columbarium erected for that purpose without further notice to any person claiming any interest in said cemetery or part thereof or in the remains therein interred; provided, however, that at any time before the date fixed for the removal of such remains by the cemetery corporation, association, corporation sole or other person owning or controlling such cemetery lands, any relative or friend of any person whose remains are interred in such cemetery or part thereof from which it is proposed to make such removals may give such cemetery corporation, association, corporation sole or other person proposing to make such removals written notice that he or she desires to be present when such remains of a friend or relative so giving notice are disinterred or are reinterred or deposited in such mausoleum or columbarium. Such notice shall state the name of the person whose remains are referred to, and, as accurately as possible, shall describe the lot or plat where the remains are buried and the date of burial and shall specify an address at which the notice provided for in subsection (b) of this section may be given. Such notice may be delivered at the office or principal place of business of said cemetery corporation, association, corporation sole or other person owning or controlling such cemetery lands and proposing to make such removals or may be forwarded thereto by registered or certified mail.

(b) Upon receipt of any such notice before the date fixed for the removal of said remains by the cemetery corporation, association, corporation sole or other person proposing to make such removals, it shall be the duty of said cemetery corporation, association, corporation sole or other person to give written notice to the person giving the notice provided for in subsection (a) of this section of the time when such remains shall be disinterred and of the time when and the place where the same will be reinterred or deposited. Said notice may be given by delivery thereof at the address stated in the notice referred to in subsection (a) of this section or by mailing the same to the person giving such notice at such address, such delivery or mailing to be made at least 10 days prior to the date specified for the disinterment of such remains.

(c) Whenever such written notice provided for in subsection (a) of this section shall be given by a relative or friend of any person interred in such cemetery lands from which such removals are proposed to be made, said cemetery corporation, association, corporation sole or other person owning or controlling said cemetery lands and proposing to remove the bodies interred therein shall not disinter the remains referred to in said notice until the notice of the time of such disinterment is given such relative or friend as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(Acts 1957, No. 389, p. 523, §4.)