The family of a man who died 28 years ago will finally get to spread his ashes thanks to the determination of a woman who found a box containing his remains at a Florida thrift store.
Brittany Gaither tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal she was shopping at Coronado Thrift and Boutique Shop in New Smyrna Beach earlier this month when she found the wooden box in a dresser drawer. It had a Phoenix funeral home label with the name of Robert Roy "Rusty" Fanning and the date of his cremation in 1988.
Gaither decided to track down the family. She posted a Facebook status that was shared more than 120 times. Soon she got contact information for Fanning's brother.
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She mailed the box to the family, which plans to spread the ashes near Flagstaff, Arizona.