Sister becomes guardian of Nashville woman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A probate court judge in Nashville has approved a change in conservators after a court-appointed guardian charged nearly $1,000 to take a woman to a Christmas concert.

According to The Tennessean, Davidson County Probate Court Judge David Randy Kennedy conducted a brief hearing Wednesday and allowed the sister of Marlene Spalding to become her guardian.

Records show Public Guardian Jeanan Mills Stuart billed Spalding's estate $192.22 per hour for legal services, regardless of the service performed. In addition to taking Spalding to a performance of "The Messiah," the fee was applied to a shopping trip.

Myra Whitaker was approved to take oversight of her sister's affairs and will not charge fees.

She previously was Spalding's guardian but had to relinquish the duties while her husband recovered from an illness.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 199392191