Damaged graves at Hinton cemetery upset family members

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A Summers County woman is outraged after what she found while visiting her son’s grave. 

Loue Ann Bennett has a number of family members buried at Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. She sent 59News photos that show tire marks and damage done to a row of headstones. 

Bennett said this is disrespectful to the families that trust the cemetery to take care of the remains of their loved ones.

“It is bad enough when we have vandals come in and take things, but when the people who work here who are supposed to care for the cemetery do not care themselves, that is even worse,” Bennett said.

We reached out to Restwood Memorial Gardens and a spokesperson sent 59News a statement which reads:

“Our mission is to help families memorialize every life with dignity, including providing and maintaining a tranquil and beautiful place for memorialization. In this instance, we have fallen short of our standards. The matter is being addressed and we want to reassure our families and the local community that we are committed to serving them and their loved ones.”

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