Recently I have read a few letters to the editor about shepherd hooks and etc. missing from their loved ones grave.
Recently I was up at the Price Cemetery to decorate for the 4th of July and up at the north east corner the cemetery has a shed there. On the north side of that shed I noticed some shepherd hooks, so I got out and walked around that shed and there were a lot of hooks and some baskets. There were around 30 to 50 shepherd hooks there.
So maybe it's just been the cemetery employees that have removed them.