FOX 41 FOLLOWUP: headstone woman paid for finally shows up after Fox 41 story airs
Thursday Fox 41 News told you about a woman who paid for a headstone for her mother, but never got it. And the business she bought it from was gone.
After our story aired, the headstone finally arrived. And for the first time, the company is explaining what happened, in this Fox 41 Follow-up.
Detrah Davis says, "This is what I've wanted to have closure for -- I finally have it after I talked to Fox 41."
Detrah Davis' mother died in January. In March, she bought a headstone from Bluegrass Monuments, saying the price was cheaper than other companies.
But she says paying a lower price ended up costing her more time. Davis says she was told a new headstone would take three months to arrive. But about six months later, she didn't have her mother's headstone until Friday.
Gary Allen says he owns Bluegrass Monuments and says the delay was because the foundation for the headstone wasn't set: "I'm not beating anyone out of a quarter, I can assure you that."
Allen says Davis was responsible for getting the foundation poured, and that he waited and waited for the call. He also says the stone was waiting and he set it immediately on Friday morning.
People have had a hard time getting hold of Bluegrass Monuments. Allen says the store closed in April, and the office number on the website is disconnected. Allen says he soon plans to shut down his business for good, but is currently running it out of his home.
Allen says he's aware of other complaints against him, but says it's not his fault. Davis says it's taken awhile, but is thankful she has the headstone now: "I think it looks good -- happy it's here....my mom can be at peace now."
The Better Business Bureau says Bluegrass Monuments has an unsatisfactory rating. Allen says he wasn't aware of that.