Hosemann to discuss cemeteries status

By The Associated Press

CORINTH — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and his staff will answer questions about the status of two northeast Mississippi cemeteries at a public meeting Tuesday night in Corinth.

The public meeting is 6 p.m. at the Alcorn County Courthouse in Corinth.

In August, Hosemann’s office ordered Forrest Memorial Park of Corinth and Oaklawn Memorial Park of Booneville to stop selling “pre-need” goods and services. Hosemann said the two cemeteries had more than $100,000 missing from perpetual care trust accounts. Both cemeteries are owned by Wayne Hight of Corinth.

Hosemann said anyone paying for lots at either cemetery should continue paying.

Hosemann said customers should keep making payments on insurance policies to pay for funeral and cemetery merchandise and services.