BY KEN LITTLE
The conditions for the remaining creditors of the former Jewelers Market and the store's late owner, David R. Parker, are detailed in a classified advertisement that will published the next three Saturdays in The Greeneville Sun.
The first of four notices to creditors appeared in the newspaper on Saturday, Dec. 8. Creditors have 60 days from that date to file any claims with the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court for the 3rd Judicial District, in Greeneville.
Greeneville lawyer Frank Santore Jr. was recently appointed by Chancellor Thomas R. Frierson II, of the 3rd Judicial District Chancery Court, as Special Master to handle liquidation of remaining assets of the Jewelers Market business in Greeneville.
"The creditors will have 60 days from the date the notice is first published, which is Dec. 8," Santore said.
The notice also covers Quality Jewelers, Inc., a company operated by Parker.
The notice states:
"All persons ... having claims, matured or unmatured against the (above named) defendants, are required to file same with the Clerk and Master of the above named court, with supporting documentation, on or before the expiration of 60 days from the ... first publication of this notice in The Greeneville Sun, otherwise their claims will be forever barred," the notice to creditors states.
Sixty days from Dec. 8 is Feb. 6, 2013.
Jewelers Market, at 827 Tusculum Blvd., was owned and operated by Parker, who died on Feb. 3, 2012. The death was ruled a suicide.
An auction was held in May to satisfy creditors of Parker's estate. About 230 bidders from 10 states participated in the May 19 auction, bidding on about 245 unclaimed items and property owned by the business.
Between $40,000 and $50,000 in assets were left after the auction, Santore said.
Parker had numerous creditors.
Santore recently said his job as Special Master "is to determine which claims are valid claims and for how much."
For more information, contact Santore at (423) 639-3511 or the clerk of court's office at (423) 798-1742.