Appealed from the Forty-Second Judicial District Court for
the Parish of DeSoto, Louisiana Trial Court No. 78, 382
Honorable Charles Blaylock Adams, Judge
STEPHEN A. GLASSELL Counsel for Appellants, Clarice Moore
Farris, Eloyce Moore Brown, Joyce Moore Peters.
JEFFREY M. LANDRY Attorney General JEFFREY M. WALE Assistant
Attorney General Counsel for Appellee, State of Louisiana.
LAW OFFICES OF LUKE D. MITCHELL By: Luke D. Mitchell Counsel
for Appellee, Land Endeavors, LLC and Jay Rossi.
WILLIAMS, MOORE, and COX, JJ.
appeal arises out of the 42nd Judicial District
Court, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Clarice Moore Farris, Eloyce
Moore Brown, and Joyce Moore Peters (hereinafter referred to
as "Petitioners") petitioned to be appointed
co-administratrices of Benjamin Santifer, Sr.'s
succession. Petitioners claimed to be the children of Mr.
Santifer. Land Endeavors, LLC filed a peremptory exception of
no right of action and prescription. The trial court granted
the exception of prescription. Petitioners filed a motion for
new trial, which was converted into a motion to reconsider.
Petitioners' motion was denied by the trial court.
Petitioners now appeal the trial court's rulings. For the
following reasons, we affirm.
Santifer, Sr. ("Mr. Santifer") was born on April 9,
1890, and passed away on April 20, 1987. Mr. Santifer was
married once, to Alice Colbert Santifer. Five sons were born
of his marriage to Alice:
• Ben Santifer, Jr., who died in 1953;
• Mack Santifer, Sr., who died in 1997;
• Sam Santifer, who died in 1989;
• Jimmie Santifer, who died in 1990; and
• Cooper Santifer, who died in ...