Lifenotes: Frances Bellamy; Ed Palmer

Frances Bellamy, mother of Howard and David Bellamy of The Bellamy Brothers, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2009. She was 85. Services were private.

David Bellamy says, “Thank you to everyone for all the kind thoughts and prayers.”

Online condolences may be semt to [email protected] Donations in Frances Bellamy’s memory can be made at


Ed Palmer, a longtime member of the film industry and husband of radio promoter Debbie Gibson Palmer, died on Dec. 22, 2009 after a battle with lung cancer. In addition to his wife of 23 years, Palmer is survived by daughter Gaylene Aparicio, and granddaughter Cassidy Aparicio.

The late Palmer’s company St. Regis Films International imported foreign films into the United States, including Wages of Sin, and Nights of Cabiria. St. Regis produced The Challenge, and Palmer had worked on the production teams for the original Longest Yard, and The Godfather. In recent years, he had devoted his time to writing new projects with Peter Rosen.

A memorial service will be held in late January or early February. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences can be emailed to (Debbie) [email protected] and (Gaylene) [email protected]


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