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Etta Jamesí Family Reaches Deal To Manage Her Medical Care, $1M Estate
ap ^ | December 20, 2011 10:28 AM

Posted on 12/20/2011 10:53:03 AM PST by BenLurkin

The husband and sons of terminally ill “At Last” and “Tell Mama” blues singer Etta James have reached a deal on managing her $1 million estate and medical care.

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Her adult sons Donto and Sametto had challenged the decisions of their stepfather Artis Mills, who married the singer in 1969 and is the estate’s conservator

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: etta; ettajames; ill; medical

1 posted on 12/20/2011 10:53:12 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Hopefully the sons aren’t in the will and this attempt to pare down the funds available for her medical care won’t do them any good.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 10:56:00 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: BenLurkin
A darn shame. < |:(~

Extremely soulful track -- highly recommended

3 posted on 12/20/2011 11:01:28 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BenLurkin

She will missed. Lord be with her


4 posted on 12/20/2011 11:03:39 AM PST by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: BenLurkin
Seems appropriate somehow:

At Last

5 posted on 12/20/2011 11:04:18 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: BenLurkin

Greedy kids...the stepdad’s been married to her for 42 years. He’s no “johnny come lately.”

We used private duty round the clock nurses for my mom’s care because we wanted to keep her home, and yet we were not able to provide the level of care she needed. All that to say, it’s expensive!


6 posted on 12/20/2011 11:11:57 AM PST by dawn53
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To: potlatch

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Ping.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 11:12:18 AM PST by LucyT
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To: BenLurkin

Ms. James is one of my favorite singers, and not only for her music:

“Etta James: I’m gonna whup Beyoncé’s ass

The soul legend has slammed Beyoncé Knowles for her rendition of At Last at Barack Obama’s inauguration ball

If the election of Barack Obama was to usher in a new age of respect, generosity and cooperation, someone may want to pass on the memo to Etta James. The soul legend has ripped into Beyoncé, threatening to “whup [the singer’s] ass” for her inauguration ball rendition of At Last.

Beyoncé performed the song for Barack and Michelle Obama’s first dance, which took place at the ball on 20 January.

“You guys know your president, right? You know the one with the big ears?” James asked from the stage of Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. “Wait a minute, he ain’t my president. He might be yours; he ain’t my president. But I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song — she’s going to get her ass whupped.””

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/06/beyonce-etta-james-barack-obama


8 posted on 12/20/2011 11:18:05 AM PST by SuzyQue (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
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To: SuzyQue

did she not like the rendition ,the jugg-eared marxist , or both?


9 posted on 12/20/2011 11:42:14 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: BenLurkin

IMHO if they wanted to spend the whole amount on her care that is what should’ve been done.Kids it is not your money and after seeing what you have wanted none of it should ever be yours.


10 posted on 12/20/2011 11:46:00 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Both.


11 posted on 12/20/2011 11:46:55 AM PST by SuzyQue (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
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To: All

Sure will miss Eta when she passes. So terribly sad what money can do to family.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 11:47:32 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: JaguarXKE

The real deal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goz07feA54Y


13 posted on 12/20/2011 11:56:48 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: tayper

She’s not dead !


14 posted on 12/20/2011 12:07:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: SuzyQue

I like her even more now.


15 posted on 12/20/2011 12:08:49 PM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s her money. Let it be used for her care.


16 posted on 12/20/2011 12:10:56 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BenLurkin

Donto and Sametto - really?


17 posted on 12/20/2011 12:25:20 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: BenLurkin

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Sad.
One of my all time favorite songs...’At Last’.

[url] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q2rZb7E0EY&feature=player_detailpage [url]


18 posted on 12/20/2011 12:44:57 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SuzyQue

Etta James: I’m gonna whup Beyoncé’s ass

The soul legend has slammed Beyoncé Knowles for her rendition of At Last at Barack Obama’s inauguration ball

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That skank, Beyonce, can never hold a candle to the great Etta James.


19 posted on 12/20/2011 12:48:29 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh man, Love her music so much. I hate to see her gone.


20 posted on 12/20/2011 12:58:42 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: patriot08; papasmurf

Papasmurf - she’s still here, just very ill.

Patriot08 - I have no idea what Beyonce sounds like, but I think Ms. James didn’t like that song being used for that particular event.


21 posted on 12/20/2011 2:11:13 PM PST by SuzyQue (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
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To: LucyT

Aww, thank you Lucy. Prayers for this lady who gave us the most wonderful version of “At Last”. One of my favorites.

[At issue was the amount of money available to Mills for the expenses and care of the singer. He wanted $500,000, while the sons wanted it capped at $100,000.
The judge set it at $350,000.]

One million does not go far nowdays, how sad that the sons are greedy.


22 posted on 12/20/2011 3:14:04 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: SuzyQue

Oh, I know she’s still alive. I’ve been following the saga for over a year. I’ve been in love with her blues since I was a teen, and I’m closing in on 60 now, lol.


23 posted on 12/20/2011 3:30:44 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: papasmurf

Yeah, me too.


24 posted on 12/20/2011 4:36:53 PM PST by SuzyQue (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
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To: chris_bdba

After reading the article, I agree- greedy kids. They wanted to cap her medical expenses to $100K. That would keep a sick person in a good nursing home for much more than a year.


25 posted on 12/20/2011 4:59:52 PM PST by fini
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