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You may have heard about the dispute that arose around the estate of the deceased actor Sherman Hemsley
Air Force Vet Hemsley Buried in El Paso You may have heard about the dispute that arose around the estate of the deceased actor Sherman Hemsley. Hemsley died over the summer of 2012 after battling lung cancer, and he did in fact leave behind a last will. He had no children and never married. The individual closest to him was Flora Enchinton Bernal, and he is quoted as saying that he considered her to be his family. In his last will she was reportedly named as his executor and sole heir. Sherman Hemsley died on July 24, but as of the middle of November his body was still sitting in a funeral home in El Paso, Texas, the city that he called home. The reason why his body was not laid to rest is because of the fact that the last will was being challenged by a Richard Thornton. DNA testing has determined that Thornton is in fact Hemsley's half-brother by blood. Of course this fact does nothing to invalidate the will. Ultimately the probate judge in El Paso decided that the will was in fact valid. As a result, the body of the comedic genius has finally been buried. The funeral took place in El Paso, and it was reportedly a moving affair during which Enchinton Bernal released a white dove in honor of her deceased friend. Because Hemsley was an Air Force veteran he is buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Hemsley put smiles on the faces of millions of people during his long and successful career, and he certainly made his mark within his chosen field of endeavor. Experienced estate planning attorneys Indianapolis IN of the Frank & Kraft Attorneys at Law offers estate planning and business planning resources to residents of Indianapolis IN. To learn more about these free resources, please visit http://www.frankkraft.com today.
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