DNA testing has proved a South Carolina woman is a daughter of the late James Brown, the third person confirmed as being a child of the soul singer since his death.

About a dozen DNA tests have been performed since the Godfather of Soul died at age 73 on Christmas Day.

Trustees had permitted a DNA sample to be taken from the singer's body. Some results are still pending, according to Buddy Dallas, a longtime adviser to Brown. But paternity testing has ruled out a relationship with Brown for others, he said.

The name of the South Carolina woman was not given.

One of the children found through DNA testing is LaRhonda Petitt, a 45-year-old retired flight attendant and teacher in Houston.

Another Florida woman shown to be one of Brown's children did not want to be publicly identified.

Brown mentions six children in his will, which is still under dispute.

The will does not mention Tomi Rae Hynie, a backup singer who says she is Brown's fourth wife, nor her six-year-old son James Brown II.

Brown's lawyers have demanded DNA testing of the boy, saying Hynie and her son have no claim to Brown's estate.

Hynie said she won't go through withan analysis of her sonunless all of Brown's other children are tested.

"She believes all the children should be treated equally," said Hynie's lawyer, Robert Rosen.

A trustee had to resign from managing Brown's estate in August after admitting he had mismanaged funds, but Brown's affairs are nowhere near being resolved.

It took three months of infighting before the family could agree to bury the singer, famous for hits such as I Got Youand Night Train.

With files from the Associated Press