The Shumate-Faulk funeral home was just two weeks away from opening a crematory on Highway 117 south of Goldsboro. A neighbor challenged the building permit saying they could not cremate people on land set aside for community shopping.
Jerry Schroeder fears the crematory will affect her property value and may bring unpleasant odors.
"They're trying to tell me that there won't be any odor, but they don't tell me if it malfunctions at some point, it's going to have some kind of flaw," she says.
A county board will hear the neighbors' complaints Thursday night.