"We're trying to get as many volunteers as we can that have lawn mowers and weed eaters to come," she said. "We want to help [Hunter] and do it for our loved ones buried there."
Her grandmother, Wanda McCallister, was buried there in 2001.
"She had enough money, she could've been buried wherever she wanted, but grandma was a huge animal lover," Ray said.
The case against B's C&D is pending in front of U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers. It has tentatively been set for trial Jan. 22, 2014, in Huntington.
According to court documents, in December, Howard wrote a letter to the court in which he stated it wasn't fair Bowling's debts had been passed on to him.
"Once a person dies then their taxes should be excused and not put on someone else," he wrote.
He also wrote he's having a hard time finding a lawyer to help him.
"I know there must be one out there somewhere. It seems like when a person mentions the federal government, lawyers and other people say I am sorry but I just can't help you," his letter states.
Ray wants to help him, even though she hasn't been able to speak with him. The cemetery's phone number has been disconnected, as well as a number listed for Hunter's home in Culloden.
"I talked to his Realtor, though," Ray said, referring to Realtor Duke Jordan who has had no luck selling the property that's been listed for about two years. "He said [Howard] would really appreciate it and would show up to help.
"Hopefully the community will rally together and try to help this man."
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