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Ohio pastor to turn over dead brother's estate

MONROE, Ohio (AP) - The co-pastor of an Ohio megachurch where a 62-foot-tall Jesus statue was struck by lightning says she will turn her brother's estate over to her nephew after years of family feuding.

A judge had ruled in 2007 that pastor Darlene Bishop would hold control of the estate of her brother, hit country music songwriter Darrell "Wayne" Perry.

Perry's four children say Bishop hastened her brother's death in 2005 by promising to use prayer, instead of medical treatment, to cure his throat cancer.

Sixty-five-year-old Bishop says the accusations from her brother's children are not warranted. She says she encouraged her brother to see a doctor, but he refused.

Bishop and her husband, Lawrence, founded the Solid Rock Church in southwest Ohio in 1978.




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