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Family receives wrong ashes

Published On: Mar 22 2013 07:27:33 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 22 2013 04:55:00 PM CDT

A Memphis, Tennessee family has discovered the cremation ashes on their mantle are not those of their loved one.

Dinetta Hodges' family was preparing to scatter her ashes and, for the first time, opened the urn. That was when they found a tag identifying the remains as those James Gerald.

Tennessee Crematory said it has documentation that J E Funeral Home picked up Hodges' ashes on Jan. 18, 2010. But her family said the mortuary had them pick up the ashes during the first week in January of that year.

Officials of the funeral home had no comment, beyond saying they were working with Noel to resolve the issue.