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Some who live in Orange Mound are against a crematorium being built in the community

In a case of “not in my backyard,” a number of people in Orange Mound are fighting against building a crematorium in the community.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – In a case of “not in my backyard,” a number of people in Orange Mound are fighting against building a crematorium in the community.

Dozens of people took part in a public hearing Monday night about the plans. The woman who is proposing the crematorium says she wants to build it near two funeral homes and believes it will help revitalize the community. but people who live in Orange Mound say that is not the kind of business they need.

The special use permit will go before the Land Use Control Board December 12.