AWHLA 8th Annual Horse Show Class Sheet

AWHLA 8th Annual Horse Show – 050419

Welcome to the World

xUSE THIS FOR GASSWAYMason and Amy Beth Gassaway have welcomed their first child into the world. Madelyn Elizabeth (Madi Beth) Gassaway made her grand entrance on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. She weighed 7lbs and 13oz and measured 20.5 inches long. The Scoop congratulates the growing Gassaway Family.


It’s the March Madness Membership Giveaway!! When you buy a new or upgrade an existing membership during the month of March, you earn a chance to win a LIFETIME membership to TWHBEA. This is a $1200 value so don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity.


SCWHA Trail Ride Announced

The South Carolina Walking Horse Association is having a trail ride April 27 at Lee State Park in Bishopville. This event is open to all members and non members. Admission will be $10.00. A food truck will be available. For more information contact Darlene Buckner.


Obituary – Betty Hurt Smith

Betty Jo Stinson Hurt Smith passed away at Methodist Medical Center Thursday February 21, 2019. She was 84 years old. Betty was born in Falkville, Alabama on September 20, 1934 to Kenneth and Allie Tillery Stinson. She attended Oak Ridge High School where she was a cheerleader. Betty was founder and owner/operator of Apex Office Supply and Design in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for more than 40 years.


She also loved to design and decorate properties and homes. Betty attended New York Avenue Church of Christ and several Bible studies every week. Betty loved and enjoyed her husband Thomas, and her children and grandchildren, as well as her dog Zae. Betty is survived by her daughter, Sheila Groover (Winky); son, Barry Hurt (Lisa); husband, Thomas and his children. Also survived by her sister, Mary Ann McClain and brother Alan Stinson. Betty also adored her grandchildren, Teylse Hurt, Jessica Popp, Branson Popp, Chase Hurt, and Alishia Obradovac (Denis), Kainen Hurt and Oaklee Obradovac. Visitation with the family was Saturday, February 23rd at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life Service that followed. Online messages may be left for the family at The Scoop sends our deepest sympathy to the Smith Family.

Obituary – Bill Chapman

WILLIAM REYNOLDS CHAPMAN, III, (Bill) a resident of Huntsville, Alabama, and formerly of Troy, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord on February 24, 2019, after a brief illness with cancer. Dr. Chapman was born May 26, 1953, to William Reynolds Chapman, Jr. (W.R.) and Octavia Windham Chapman (Hootie) of Troy. He was preceded in death by his parents.


He was a 1971 graduate of Charles Henderson High School in Troy. He earned his undergraduate degree in pre-med from Troy State University where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and was conferred membership in the national leadership honorary society of Omicron Delta Kappa. He graduated in 1981 from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, later completing an Internship and Residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, in 1986. He began his private practice in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1987 where he was a partner of Urology Specialists, P.C., until his death.


He was an active member of The Rock Family Worship Center. Dr. Chapman was a kind and compassionate surgeon, loved well by those he knew and by those he served. He will be greatly missed. Dr. Chapman is survived by his wife, Jannie Work Chapman of Huntsville, Alabama; a sister, Sybil Chapman Allen of Troy, Alabama; his children, Kelley Chapman Larkin (Luke) of Sarasota, Florida; Laura Chapman Martin (Nick) of Huntsville, Alabama; Carlie Bryn Chapman of Birmingham, Alabama; Jay Henley of Huntsville, Alabama; Michelle Henley of Memphis, Tennessee; grandchildren, Kathryn Carter Larkin, William Chapman Larkin, Hudson Kevin Larkin, and Isaiah Lucas Larkin of Sarasota, Florida; nieces, Brantley Allen Leverette of Montgomery, Alabama; Mary Virginia Allen of Troy, Alabama; and great-nephews and great-niece, Chapman Gregory and Josie Leverette of Montgomery, Alabama, and Drew Blankenship of Troy, Alabama; and a special friend, Jesus Garcia.


A memorial service in celebration of Bill’s life was held Thursday February 28, 2019, at The Rock Family Worship Center, 3401 Holmes Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama. Funeral services were held on March 1, 2019, in the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home in Troy with Pastor Rusty Nelson officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers any memorials be made to Champion’s Room for special needs children. You may text “ROCKHSV” to 77977 and choose The Champion’s Room to donate. The Scoop sends our warmest condolences to Jannie and the entire Chapman Family.

National Trainers Show Judges

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association has announced their judges’ panel for the 51st Annual National Trainers’ Show. Marking the cards will be Derek Bonner, Brent Grider and Wayne Dean. The three-night horse show will be held March 21-23 at the Calsonic Arena. For more information, contact Marcia Allison at 931-684-5866 or Dean Byard at 615-582-2364.

Predator Found at McNatts

xMike Fisher picFormer Nashville Predator Pro Hockey Player, Mike Fisher recently made a stop in Fayetteville, Tennessee at the Bobby McNatt Farm. Fisher bought a Bojangles gelding for his family. The McNatt family, along with Fisher’s family, is looking forward to some great trail rides in the future. Mike Fisher is married to award winning country music artist Carrie Underwood.

Kesselring Opens Boutique In Shelbyville

Kailin Kesselring will officially open the doors to K. Ellen Boutique at 716 N. Main Street , on March 8. This new clothing boutique will have both women and men’s clothing and the location is adjacent to KFC. She will host her Grand Opening event on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10:00am- 4:00 pm.  Stop by enjoy cocktails and appetizers shop new styles and receive great deals. You can follow K. Ellen Boutique on both Facebook and Instagram. The Scoop wishes Kailin the very best of luck with her new company.

Kentucky USDA Clinic

Kentucky will be the host state of the next compliance session hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture. The discussion session will be held on Saturday, March 9th from 10:00am to noon. It will be located at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Topics discussed will be related to compliance and non-compliance horses associated to the Horse Protection Act. Demonstrations will also be part of this session. Owners, trainers and exhibitors are encouraged to attend. The general public is also invited.