A widow headed to Oaklin Springs Cemetery in Oberlin, Louisiana, only to learn it would not be the final resting place for her husband, Darrell Semien, a Sheriff's deputy who died last week. The cemetery* was "whites only", she was told, "no coloreds allowed." The widow, Karla Semien, told KPLC News that she was "told to leave the grounds."
"It was in their by-laws that the cemetery was 'white's only,'" says widow Karla Semien. "I just kinda looked at her and she said 'there's no coloreds allowed.'"
"Just blatantly, with no remorse, I can't sell you a plot for your husband," says Semien's daughter, Kimberly Curly.
The President of the Oaklin Springs Cemetery Association, Creig Vizena, outlined the clause in their by-laws, which says "the right of burial of the remains of white human beings…"