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Tomb of Jimmy Buffett ancestor being restored in Mississippi

October 26, 2019 GMT

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.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com