Denton Cooper and Izetta Johnson's second marriage didn't last long — just hours, in fact. And that led his children to suggest the deathbed wedding was sham.

Cooper and Johnson married just hours before the groom died on June 10 in eastern Kentucky. Cooper's three daughters by his first wife are now contesting the nuptials.

The daughters, Crystal Mays, Shena Reece and Cassie Taulbee, have gone to court in Lee County seeking to have the marriage nullified.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the petition to nullify the marriage calls it a "pretended ceremony" and "a mockery."

Charnel Burton of Booneville, the attorney for Izetta Johnson Cooper, did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment Thursday.