Tomb of Jimmy Buffett ancestor being restored in Mississippi
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The tomb of an ancestor to musician Jimmy Buffett is getting a makeover in Biloxi, Mississippi.
WLOX-TV reports that a restoration expert is finishing a four-inch thick concrete block around the original tomb of St. Cyr Zamour at the Biloxi Cemetery.
The tomb was in disrepair.
The news station says a University of Southern Mississippi archaeologist removed Zamour’s remains and discovered that Zamour’s wife, Marie-Josephe Ryan, was buried with him.
The remains were reburied, and now the restoration is nearing completion.
The City of Biloxi contributed $2,000 toward the effort.
Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com