Obituaries

Equine Obituary- Hot Silk

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

Lisa Teel has announced the passing of her World Champion Hot Silk. The beautiful black mare is a six-time World Champion Model Mare. Hot Silk took her first title in 2008. Then five more would follow: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Four different handlers claimed these titles with this mare. Stormy Night of Pride
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Obituary- Oreon M. “Odie” Adcock

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

Oreon M. “Odie” Adcock, 91, of East Petersburg, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Born in Unionville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Robert T. and Virginia E. Russell Adcock. Odie was the loving husband of the late Carmella M. “Carmie” Bonelli Adcock who died in
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Obituary- Mr. Roger Nichols

Mar 27th, 2018 | By

Mr. Roger Lewis Nichols, 82, of Mt. Airy passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 on his 63rd wedding anniversary at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. He was born in Surry County on August 25, 1935 to the late Roger Nathan and Nell Gentry Nichols. He was a graduate of White Plains
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Equine Obituary- Jose’s Centerfold

Mar 27th, 2018 | By

Jose’s Centerfold was humanely laid to rest following complications from colic on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The beautiful World Grand Champion mare was sired by Jose’ Jose’ and out of Tarheel’s Supreme Colors. She was foaled on October 5, 2005 to Bob Rollins. Bill Williams noticed her talent very quickly and began her training under
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Equine Obituary- Arriba

Mar 27th, 2018 | By

Terry and Dot Rider of Corinth, Mississippi have announced the passing of Reserve World Champion Arriba. Arriba was laid to rest on March 19, 2018. The beautiful gelding was sired by Ted Williams and his dam was Prides Silver Mist. He was foaled on March 14, 2009. Arriba had a wonderful show career. He was
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Equine Obituary- Popcorn Pusher

Mar 8th, 2018 | By

The Joel Nipper Family of Cleveland, Tennessee has announced the passing of their beloved Tennessee Walking Horse Popcorn Pusher. Popcorn Pusher was sired by Pushers High Score and out of a Prides’ Generator mare. The beautiful gelding began his show career in 2002 with Raegan Thompson directing him to many blues in the Youth 11
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Obituary- Willie Cook Jr.

Mar 8th, 2018 | By

Walking Horse trainer and industry supporter Willie James Cook, Jr. entered his eternal rest on March 2, 2018. He was 52 years old. His parents Willie “Flip” Cook and Esther Horton Cook preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Shere’ Owens Cook, his children Jessica Cook, Willie Cook, III and Connor Cook, his grandson
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Obituary- Karen Pendleton

Feb 26th, 2018 | By

Karen Jo Wright Pendleton, of Mt. Sterling, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at her residence. She was 66 years old. She was born March 15, 1951 in Lexington to the late Wheeler and Retta Stephens Wright. Karen was a long time resident of Mt. Sterling, and she moved there upon her marriage forty-six years ago.
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Obituary- Paul Hughes

Feb 1st, 2018 | By

Walking horse owner, breeder and avid supporter Paul Hughes, passed away January 20th, 2018 following a long battle with COPD. He was 92. A life-long resident of California, Hughes was born June 13, 1925. He opened his first barn, Carousel Farms, around 1950. In 1973, Hughes opened Flo’s Airport Café at the Ontario Airport. He
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Obituary- James Haynes Sr.

Feb 1st, 2018 | By

James Haynes passed away January 18, 2018, just five days short of his 52nd birthday. Haynes is survived by one son, his mother and a sister. James was a native of Rutherford County, Tennessee and had been involved with horses since his teenage years. He worked for Billy Gray, Ramsey Bullington, Jeff Givens and for
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