The couple is asking a probate court to overturn Arnold Young’s 2014 will. They’re asking the judge find their nonprofit owns the homes.
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Arnold Young never married, never had children and served in the Army. He taught elementary school in Dallas.
Over the course of his 82 years, he amassed a small real estate empire: nine homes in Dallas County, part ownership in a funeral home, and land in East Texas.
“He was about family and he was just a hard-working man,” his niece, Audrey Hogg said.
So, his family was heartbroken when he fell ill of prostate cancer last fall. His decline was rapid. Surrounded by family, he passed away in February.
Young’s family thought settling his estate would be a simple matter. Young meticulously listed the relatives who would inherit his properties in a 2014 will. He designated Hogg and his sister as executors.
But within weeks of his death, family members discovered deeds, which transferred…