ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014 Brandon Bumgarner displays a coffin tattoo on his chest, Friday, August 1, 2014, during a work break at Florence Memorial Gardens. He's been working with veteran Tim Bongiorni for a little over four years; his specialty is repairing the various machines and tools needed for gravedigging and groundskeeping. While much of the work is aided by mechanized equipment, the job still requires shovels and muscle. (AP Photo/Morning News, Veasey Conway)
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ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014 Brandon Bumgarner displays a coffin tattoo on his chest, Friday, August 1, 2014, during a work break at Florence Memorial Gardens. He's been working with veteran Tim Bongiorni for a little over four years; his specialty is repairing the various machines and tools needed for gravedigging and groundskeeping. While much of the work is aided by mechanized equipment, the job still requires shovels and muscle. (AP Photo/Morning News, Veasey Conway)

Respect drives men in charge at Florence cemetery

The Associated Press

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FLORENCE — “For a long time, it was just me and Tim out here,” said Brandon Bumgarner, smoking a cigarette during a work break.

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