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Coroner and his funeral home named in descecration of remains suit

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Southport woman is suing a funeral home owned by Brunswick County’s coroner claiming her husband’s remains were desecrated.

Jenny Dunn’s husband Shep died in 2011.

She had Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, owned by Coroner Greg White, handle the arrangements, agreeing that Shep’s remains would be cremated, his ashes divided into two for two separate memorial services, which could only be released to her or to Shep’s son.

However, the suit claims the funeral home released the second portion of Shep’s remains to an unidentified third party, causing Jenny traumatic, mental stress.

She claims Peacock-Newnan has made no effort to correct the problem and charged her even though it made the mistake.

White said he had not yet seen the lawsuit and could not comment.

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