Tucker, GA

Fight Over Proposed Crematory

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010


(WSB Radio)   Residents who live on Lawrenceville Highway in the Tucker area say they’ll fight plans by a local funeral home to build a crematory on the site.

Ben Roberson, who has lived in the area for 30 years, tells Channel 2 Action News, when the Bill Head Funeral Home was built, they said residents would not have to worry about a crematory.

“Our first concern is property values,” Roberson says.  “I’ve talked to a couple of people in the real estate industry and they say property values will fall approximately 50% from where they are right now.”

The building permit will be presented o the Gwinnett County Planning Commission on September 7th.

Gwinnett Crematory Battle

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010


crematory took center stage.

The county planning commission got an earful from angry Lawrenceville residents who are trying to block a funeral home’s plan to expand their facility by adding a crematory.

Barbara Bailey is leading home-owners fighting a planned crematory in the shadow of homes.

“We believe that cremation in residential neighborhoods are conflicting land uses,” she told the commission.  “Mercury vapors, lead vapors, cadmium vapors and hydrogen chloride are all present.”

Residents are also concerned over what a crematory would do to their property values.

Bill Head Funeral Home denies there are any health threats from the proposed crematory.

The planning commission tabled any action on the matter until November 3.

‘No way he’s going to put a crematory in my neighborhood’

Gwinnett panel to weigh in on Tucker crematory

Gwinnett panel denies Tucker crematory plan

Proposed Crematory Unanimously Rejected
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 Channel 2 News


Tempers flare over proposed crematory in Gwinnett

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