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2014 Statute


17-1302.Cemetery lots; disposition. Such corporations shall have power to convey, by deed or otherwise, any lot or lots of the cemetery for purposes of sepulture. When such lots shall have been surveyed and platted, the survey and plat shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county wherein the same are situated. No lots shall be sold or disposed of until such plat shall have been recorded.

Every lot sold and conveyed in such cemetery shall be held by the proprietor, for the purpose of sepulture only, and shall not be subject to attachment or execution: Provided, That where such corporation has agreed to convey a certain lot or lots to a purchaser, and such purchaser has failed for a period of one year following the date of such agreement to pay the purchase price therefor, such agreement, at the option and election of the cemetery corporation, shall be and remain canceled, void, and of no effect: Provided further, That if within the said period of one year the purchaser shall cause any dead person to be buried upon said lot, or lots, so agreed to be sold, that portion of said lot or lots actually occupied by the said grave of such dead person so buried shall not be sold by such cemetery corporation to any other person, or persons; but, if the purchaser shall voluntarily remove or cause to be removed the dead person so buried in such grave, such corporation may convey, sell and dispose of such grave described to any other person or persons.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 23, § 125; L. 1913, ch. 143, § 1; R.S. 1923, 17-1302; L. 1970, ch. 84, § 1; July 1.