Obituaries

Equine Obituary- Hard Texas Cash

Dec 4th, 2017 | By

Hard Texas Cash, the beautiful black stallion owned by Nancy Groover Hodges of Waco, Texas, passed away on Nov. 8, 2017 at the age of 24. He was affectionately known as “Tex,” and was foaled on May 19, 1993 to Tommy Howell. Tex caught the eye of the Wink and Nancy Groover as a yearling.
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Obituary- John James Pace, Jr.

Dec 4th, 2017 | By

John James Pace, Jr. (Jim), 80, passed away Thursday, November 16th. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a retired farmer, cattleman, and horseman. Jim was born in Franklin, Virginia to the late John J. Pace and Sarah Pickard Pace. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Billie Ann Pace; three sons John,
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Obituary- Alvin Thomas Strickland

Dec 4th, 2017 | By

Alvin Thomas Strickland, 67, husband of Deirdre Volkmann Strickland, passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017. Graveside Services were held Friday, November 17, 2017 at Bellevue Memorial Gardens in Augusta, GA. Mr. Strickland was born in Augusta, Georgia and was a retired lifelong horse trainer. Survivors include daughters, Heather Huggins and Toni Strickland; 1 step-daughter, Mary
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Obituary- Virginia Biddle Chism

Nov 13th, 2017 | By

TWHBEA lifetime member and Board of Director Virginia Biddle Chism passed away November 6, 2017. She was 77 years old. The Arrington, Tennessee resident was preceded in death by her father and mother, William E. Biddle and Marion A. Biddle and a brother William Michael Biddle. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Walter D.
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Obituary- Barry Lee Baggerly

Nov 13th, 2017 | By

Barry Lee Baggerly, Sr. passed away on November 1, 2017 at Hospice Home. The Danville, Virginia native was 75 years old. Baggerly was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an air traffic controller. He was a Walking and Racking Horse enthusiast. He served as Vice President of the Virginia Walking
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Equine Obituary- Silverado Spirit

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

World Grand Champion Silverado Spirit was laid to rest October 16, 2017 at the age of 20. Sired by Pride’s Dark Spirit and out of a Generator mare, she was foaled April 6, 1997. Kentucky’s Harper Grider most recently showed the beautiful mare. In 2015, Silverado Spirit and Harper won the Youth 11 & Under
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Equine Obituary- Mighty Maxx

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

Mighty Maxx, the World Grand Champion owned and loved by Jo Ann Dowell of Powell, Ohio passed away October 23, 2017. He was 23 years old at the time of his death. The black stallion, sired by Pride’s Beam and out of Fashion’s Promenade, was foaled May 31, 1994. In his early showring career, Mighty
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Equine Obituary- A Strong Need For Cash

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

On October 21, 2017, A Strong Need For Cash was humanely laid to rest. The beautiful bay stallion was foaled on June 4, 2007. His sire was A Strong Dollar and his dam was Cash’s Moon Lite Bay. He began his training career under the direction of David Smith. Soon following he caught the eye
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Obituary- Mr. Albert “Sonny” Holt Jr.

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

Albert Price “Sonny” Holt, Jr., age 72, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, October 14, 2017, in a motor vehicle accident, following a horse show in Cullman, Alabama. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Brother Steve Murphree officiated. The family received visitors Wednesday, October 18th with a memorial service at 6:00pm at
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Obituary- Howard Creed

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By

Mr. Howard Creed, 83, of Springfield, Missouri passed away on September 19, 2017. Mr. Creed was born July 29, 1934 in Springfield to parents Harvey and Pearl Creed. He served in the United States Army. It was there where he learned his lifetime trade of horse shoeing. He practiced in this business for over 57
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