ALLENDALE, S.C. - The family of a man whose body may have been buried with the legs cut off says they're in disbelief over the incident.
Cave Funeral Services handled the burial of Minister James Hines. After a former employee claimed the funeral home had damaged the body to get it to fit in a coffin that was too small, investigators dug up the grave to find out the truth.
Ann Hines remembers the day she went to Cave Funeral Services with her husband, James, to pick out his casket. The 6'7" minister, who was once a 'rock and roller' into R & B, entrusted the funeral home with his final arrangements after he found out he was dying of cancer.
"We were told [the casket] was the perfect size because we saw the measurements on it and we said this one looks like it would be right for him and the guy said, 'yes, with his stature this is perfect for him,' " said James Hines widow, Ann Hines.
The family soon began hearing rumors that James' legs were cut off so...