A certificate of death established that Zena Lewis, whose husband was Solomon Lewis, was born April 10, 1887 and died in Shreveport May 20, 1962. A certified copy of an act of adoption established that Zena Lewis and her husband adopted one Emmett Oliver as their own child. Other evidence established that Emmett Lewis survived his adoptive mother. Although evidence negating the possibility of other heirs of Zena Lewis was meager, the trial court correctly concluded on the basis of the best available evidence and a preponderance of the evidence that Emmett Lewis was the sole heir of Zena Lewis. It was established that Emmett Lewis conveyed all of his interest in the property to the Broussard and Driver defendants. It follows that plaintiff did not prove that there was a defendant who is an absentee and who owned an interest in the property as required by LSA-C.C.P. Art. 4625. Accordingly, plaintiff is not entitled to seek a partition by licitation regardless of whether the property is divisible in kind or not under the provisions of LSA-C.C.P. Arts. 4621, et seq.
Darryl Pearson was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.
Tina Espinoza was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Zena Lewis was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Plaintiff appealed and specifies that the trial court erred: (1) in holding that Emmett Lewis is the sole heir of Zena Wilson Lewis and recognizing title in those who acquired through him; (2) in failing to find that the property should be partitioned by licitation under LSA—C.C.P. Art. 4621 since there was an absentee defendant; and (3) in failing to find that the property was indivisible by its nature and could not be conveniently divided within the meaning the LSA-C.C. Art. 1339 and LSA-C.C.P. Art. 4606.
St. Maarten was among some 140 countries of the world that celebrated Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with the honoring of several women on the island. Among the women who received an award were Kyla Marishaw of Edible Bouquets, Bernice Gumbs of Photo Gumbs, Zena Lewis of Family Bookstore and Ann-Li Chung who is the Youth Ambassador for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.