Ala. Gov.-elect Bentley's sister dies

Governor-Elect Robert Bentley
Governor-Elect Robert Bentley

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Governor-elect Robert Bentley recieved news just days before his inauguration that his sister has died. Bentley's office said he was unable to attend her funeral, however.

Betty Sherman, 80, passed away Wednesday after a long fought battle with cancer. Staff members said the funeral for Ms. Sherman, who lived in Tampa, Florida, was held Thursday.

Bentley spokeswoman Rebekah Mason said the governor-elect would be with his entire family in Montgomery over the weekend, adding that he is looking forward to spending time with them during Inaugural events.

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