NC funeral home loses license for old bodies

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F&M McLendon Funeral Home in Wadesboro (WSOC-TV)

WADESBORO, N.C. — An Anson County funeral home operator lost her operating license after regulators said she left unburied bodies lingering for up to five months.

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Services revoked the operating permit for F&M McLendon Funeral Home in Wadesboro and the license of its operator, Mary McLendon.

Funeral home operators face criminal citations if they try to provide services without permits.

McLendon denies the claims and says the problem with unburied bodies happened when her funeral home was in foreclosure. Police evicted McLendon after finding three bodies there in 2010.

The state funeral services board said the deceased had been dead between one month and five months. The bodies were sent to another funeral home for cremation and funerals.

Credit: The Associated Press.