Friday, January 27, 2012

Preacher Tries to Bilk Jim Reeves Estate while Widow Suffers Dementia

I just read that the estate of Country Singer Jim Reeves (I enjoy his music), who died in 1964 is STILL being disputed in court!! - Apparently his widow married a Baptist preacher, who divorced her and is trying to get more Reeves Estate than the $100k she's already given him. 
She's living in squalor and filth as an elderly woman and can't use the rest of the estate money to get into a home. Sick, Sick, Sick.   This guy is a PREACHER and he sold off a bunch of property and memorabilia of the late Jim Reeves' estate already, and now while his ex-wife is dealing with dementia, he wants to take it all. He also let her live in FILTH in her dementia - read the article below from the Tennessean. - Rob

Jim Reeves’ music catalog still generates significant income.
<b>Jim Reeves died in a 1964 plane crash. </b>
A trial to determine how to divide royalties earned by the late country great Jim Reeves got under way Monday in Davidson County Probate Court, with testimony about the singer’s widow’s declining health and unsanitary living conditions at the time her second husband made deals to sell Reeves’ property and memorabilia.

Davis has been the central character in the ongoing legal battle, which predated Mary’s 1999 death. He was married to Mary Reeves Davis for 30 years. In the last several years of her life, her relatives grew concerned about their relationship.
When both Mary Reeves Davis and Terry Davis were signing off on property sales and making deals to transfer Jim Reeves’ royalty rights and memorabilia, she was suffering from dementia, according to her physician Dr. Anderson Spickard, whose previous deposition was read aloud in court.
About the same time, Department of Human Services officials were investigating reports of the woman living in unsanitary conditions. Investigators found more than 100 dead cats in the freezer of the Rutherford County farm that she shared with Terry Davis, and numerous live cats and animal feces littered the home.
Mary Davis was subjected to “degrading comments” and “verbal abuse” and was observed with numerous bruises, according to DHS social worker Debra Keener’s testimony. Terry Davis objected to the reading of the Department of Human Services’ findings into the record as irrelevant.
Outside of court, Davis said he is frustrated that he is still battling claims more than a dozen years later for what he believes is rightfully his inheritance. STORY: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120124/BUSINESS01/301240021/2047/NLETTER01/Jim-Reeves-legacy-at-stake-in-court-case?source=nletter-news

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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