Customers of closed cemetery advised to file in bankruptcy court

Customers of closed cemetery advised to file in bankruptcy court

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Another town hall meeting was held Tuesday night concerning the George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens closing.

The cemetery closed unexpectedly in September due to financial concerns and the owner filed bankruptcy last week, leaving many families concerned about loved ones.

Rep. Juandalynn Givan and a local attorney explained to citizens that if they made any business transaction with the cemetery owners, they should now consider themselves creditors in the bankruptcy case.

"To make sure they follow those steps that are necessary in order to be considered as creditors," urged Rep. Givan at the meeting.

Residents are advised to file a B10 proof of claim form in the case using case #13-04509.

To print a copy of the document, please visit: http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/RulesAndPolicies/rules/BK_Forms_Current/B_010.pdf

Claims should be mailed to the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District, Robert S. Vance Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 18000 5th Avenue North in Birmingham, AL 35203.

Givan is asking people to attach the Certificate of Ownership with the claims for those people who have one. The proof of claim deadline is on February 3, 2014.

A representative from Governor Robert Bentley's office reports that they have received a number of documents, letters and requests for help with sudden closing of the cemetery.

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