indigent http://wmot.org en County Ends Pauper Burials http://wmot.org/post/county-ends-pauper-burials <p>&nbsp;</p><p>BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash;Sullivan County in East Tennessee will no longer provide pauper burials.</p><p>On Monday, County Mayor Steve Godsey told county commissioners that if they&rsquo;re contacted about an indigent death they should provide the caller with the phone number for Restore Life USA.</p><p>That&#39;s a Johnson City-based nonprofit that provides human tissue for research and education.</p><p>With budgets tight, the commission this year cut the funds for pauper burials to $10,000 and Godsey says the money is nearly gone already.</p> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 02:23:32 +0000 AP/WMOT 4304 at http://wmot.org