portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article announcements portland metro

alternative media | anti-racism | human & civil rights


This is another article in the recent ruling against a local funeral home for allegations of racism and corpse abuse.
News Release:

Press Release: It has been over two months since allegations of "corpse abuse'" and "racism'" were filed by Floyd Decker at the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board. The names of the victims were never made public. In a recent ruling, it has been discovered that Michael J. Orcutt, the funeral home manager of Rose City Cemetery and Funeral Home is to be suspended along with the funeral home's license to be suspended as well. The State's Attorney General's Office found Orcutt guilty of allegations of racism -- addressing African - American deceased clients as "niggers" and obese clients as "whales". The allegations of corpse abuse are still under investigation by the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board and will be for the next few months. Here are the names of those victims.

Lakeua Wilson - 28, cause of death -- renal failure. She is the "young African American Woman" in the original complaint. The one Mr. Orcutt "kissed" and stated, 'You look good enough to fuck."

Thelma Blanchard -- cause of death: breast cancer. Listed in the allegations as the woman who Mr. Orcutt stated: "God, that nigger looks like she needs to be dead"

Jerry Green: 71 - approx Cause of Death: cancer. The man listed in the complaint as "Mr. Green". Referred to as "nigger"

Angeline Spanos: age unknown Cause of death: unknown. Angeline is listed as the woman whose "hat Mr. Orcutt placed on and danced around with"

The names of the obese women alude me at the moment but I have their embalming reports at the house and will confirm when I get the chance.

I must tell the reason why I decided to go public with the names of these victims. My intention is not to hurt the families of these victims but I know that in order for justice to prevail, hurt must be present sometimes. I thought about this with great emotional weight and decided that it is better if it goes public so that the public will help stand for these victims and their families instead of them being alone in their grief and anger. I know that grieving of death can be a private matter and most always is, but in this case, their memory will also serve a purpose in bringing a man to justice. Justice is never pretty but the result can bring peace, even if divided.
Well now you have gone too far 15.Jul.2005 14:21

You know

Floyd, I see that you have sobered up for a moment or at least took a break from the bottle. You are still waiting for unemployment and are still pretending to be Sara Parrish. When you finally decide to leave this state and stop pretending to be a writer maybe this wonderful place called Oregon will be a better place to live. We cannot see you leave soon enough. I have read ALL of your articles and you are not the expert you think or claim to be. You are causing more grief and despair then you would have ever imagined. You are truly a sick and psychotic individual who is probably not taking your medication (Not a good idea for someone like you) this shows in your behavior and your writing skills. I really feel sorry for your girl friend because she, according to her friends, is afraid of you and is afraid to talk against you.
Floyd, you are closer to a 72-hour lock down and a Thorazine drip then you realize. It is difficult to determine which personality has come out this time. Are they all aware of each other? Are new ones still developing? You really need to take your medication!

How are the bars you frequent when you are lonely at night? Do the men still claim to fantasize about you? Does Pam still go with you and pretend that she wants you? You know she doesn't want you. No one does except the gay men you fantasize about. They are not real except in your mind. You are truly a sick and bizarre individual. This time you have gone too far.

Dismissed 09.Jan.2006 08:56

All Knowing

All allegation against this Mortuary Manager have been dismissed by the Oregon Mortuary & Cemetery Board. This should end this little campaign.