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Local headstone designer strives to give back

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TOPPENISH, WA - You may have heard of Cemetery Tim before... he's a local headstone designer out of Toppenish.

Tim Morris is not only doing his part to help families that grieve, but he's been donating his time and effort to donate headstones to families in need. 

Cemetery Tim has donated a total of 111 headstones to families all over the Yakima Valley, Washington and the U.S. Many reach out over Facebook, sharing their story and why they deserve it. Some even enter is store to tell him about their late loved ones in person.

"I know there's a lot of people who don't have a headstone... quite frankly because the family can't afford it," Cemetery Tim said.

Headstones and memorials at Cemetery Tim's shop range in price, but start at $250. He tells us the decision to pick one family is never easy, but he reads everyone's story and tries to meet all the families locally as well as those out of state.

Overall, for anyone who comes to him, Cemetery Tim wants them to know how easy he's made the process of designing and buying a headstone during times of grief.

"He's really in it because he's passionate about families, he's very passionate about the community, and about giving back," says Tim's friend, Traci Stout. 

If you want to reach out to Cemetery Tim, call him at (509) 420-0913 or visit his Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialcemeterytim.