- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) - The receiver overseeing a Memphis-area cemetery that was closed after its owner was arrested has reached out to community members concerning the future care of the property.

Documents filed in Davidson County chancery court say no one has been buried at Galilee Memorial Gardens in Bartlett since it was placed in receivership in February 2014 following the filing of criminal charges against owner Jemar Lambert. He has since pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 10 years’ probation for mishandling burials.

Documents filed Wednesday say the receiver will continue discussions during the next six months with people in Shelby County concerning the future maintenance, upkeep and possible opening of the cemetery. The filing says the receiver is working to decide whether the cemetery will be able to handle future burials.

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