- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) - Ottawa County commissioners have approved a request to use excess marble from the old county courthouse to make markers for unmarked graves.

The Miami News-Record (https://bit.ly/1LOLIK3 ) reports the commissioners approved the request by Kenneth Leggett of Commerce on Monday afternoon. Leggett told the commissioners that he believes everyone deserves a tombstone and that he can make as many markers as slabs of marble that are available.

The markers will feature names and dates of birth and death when available.

According to Leggett, about 20 percent of the graves in the Ottawa County Cemetery are unmarked.

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Information from: The Miami News-Record, https://www.miaminewsrecord.com

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