The Estate of Marie Stewart – Family Feud Over Land Matter Gone Public II
The blogmaster continues the exchange with Sarah Cyrus regarding accusations leveled at Ministers George Payne and Dale Marshall. You will recall the first exchange represented in the blog post – Family Feud Over Land Matter Gone Public.
In an effort to get a better understanding the blogmaster asked a few more questions:
The land sale took a very long time because the original deeds were lost. For ten years, Ms. Atwell survived on her pension and financial assistance from her great-nephew Teon and another cousin. It never occurred to the other beneficiary to check and ascertain that bills were being paid. I was told that Ermine advised other family members as to the bank where funds are being held. The funds belong to Ermine’s Estate and her sister in equal parts. The sister insists that she wants the land back. Ermine was the Executrix and made the best decision for the Estate and for her own survival.
2. Why did the attempt to settle the matter in a civil manner fail?
From what I was told by other family members, those who are screaming on social media chose to go to court rather than sit down and have a conversation.
I believe that Ms. Stewart is enjoying 15 minutes of fame and expects that the sale will be reversed because of public sentiment. With respect to settling short of legal action, I have been told that one family member flew to Barbados at her own expense and attempted to meet with Mr. Payne and Ms. Stewart and her mother. Mr. Payne’s office accepted the appointment and when the three women arrived, the secretary advised them that Mr. Payne could not meet with them because, “they had engaged in litigation.” I doubt that they are willing to settle the matter short of getting the beach land back.The family has sided with Mrs. Atwell on this matter and are no longer commenting.