Staff Photo by Dan Henry<br>
Grave markers rest on the grounds at Ruth Cofer Cemetery where indigent burials for Hamilton County are preformed. Hamilton County and Whitfield County have seen an increase in pauper burials which sometimes cost the taxpayers $1,000 each.
Staff Photo by Dan Henry<br> Grave markers rest on the grounds at Ruth Cofer Cemetery where indigent burials for Hamilton County are preformed. Hamilton County and Whitfield County have seen an increase in pauper burials which sometimes cost the taxpayers $1,000 each.
published Sunday, September 20th, 2009
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Space at the Hamilton County-owned land cemetery for burying the bodies of unclaimed and indigent people is quickly running out, prompting county officials to request state leaders to modify state law to allow them to cremate the remains of indigents.

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