Good Samaritans have come forward to help two families struggling to get the bodies of their loved ones cremated because of financial woes and issues with state law following a CBS 6 Problem Solvers report.
When the Hutchins and Ward families reached out to CBS 6 about their dilemma, they had no idea that some good-hearted people would be watching and would step up so quickly to help.
Lisa Hutchins lost her 35-year-old disabled brother J.D. and could not claim his body because they had no way to pay for funeral expenses.
The Colbert-Wiley Funeral Home in Fluvanna has stepped in and will take care of the arrangements for the Hutchins family.
The news was a major relief for Alease Ward, whose daughter, Crystal, died last month.
Ward said there was no life insurance for her daughter and she was unable to claim her body.
When a woman at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Petersburg saw the story, she took it to her pastor, who also owns J.L. Dodson and Sons Funeral Home.
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