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Nunnenman v. Estate of Grubbs
Arkansas Court of Appeals
374 S.W.3d 75 (Ark. App. 2010)
In 2003, Donald Grubbs named Jannie Christine Nunnenman as the beneficiary of the residue of his individual retirement account (IRA account). On June 3, 2005, Grubbs executed a last will and testament, expressly revoking any prior will, and leaving his entire estate to his mother, Shervena Grubbs (Shervena). This will did not mention the IRA account. Grubbs passed away on June 9, 2005. Shervena filed this action seeking that the IRA account be frozen based upon a handwritten note found by Shervena in Grubbs’ Bible. The note, dated May 2005, left the IRA account to Shervena. The trial court awarded the IRA account to Shervena.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Pittman, J.)
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