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Update: City cleans up problem cemetery

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Updated: 7/26/2013 7:32 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Out with the old and in with the new.

"I'm amazed to see the work that's being done in this cemetery," Bracy Taylor said.

Earlier this week, we brought you the story of Mount Olive Cemetery off 45th Street and Moncrief Road. Vaults and tombstones were laying every which way, and the grass looked like a jungle.

We learned of plans to spend $14,500 cleaning it up, and just a few days later, there's action. Children, war veterans and families are getting the proper resting place they deserve.

"I'm excited and relieved and I know more families are relieved also," Taylor continued.

Bracy Taylor is on the hunt to find his Dad's burial plot. He was laid to rest here in 1972. It will take some more digging to find a map of the grounds, but so far, he's grateful for the progress. More work will be done to remove the dead trees, repair at least five broken vaults and fix the entrance gate.

"Knowing there were funds set aside for this here and the allocating of the funds to the area. The resources are there to get it taken care of. That's great."

In addition to Mount Olive, we drove around and noticed several other cemeteries on Moncrief were cleaned up as well.
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