Campbell Will Judge Woodbury

The Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show will be held Saturday, July 2nd at the Woodbury, Tennessee Fairgrounds. Show officials have selected Ross Campbell to mark the cards for their 86th annual event.

Jerry Sumners Asking For Prayers

Jerry Sumners recently fell and broke his hip. Following this accident, he had surgery to repair the fractures. Jerry would appreciate your prayers as he regains strength during his rehabilitation and recovery.

Cornersville Selects Judge

The 74th Annual Cornersville Lions Club Horse Show will be held on July 15th at the Lions Club Show Grounds in Cornersville, Tennessee. Show management has selected Jerry Collier from Russellville, Alabama to serve as judge.

For more information on this year’s Cornersville Lions Club Horse Show, contact Bobby McDaniel at 931-993-3237.

Flag Presentation

Winky Groover and Command On Parole For the second year, Winky Groover and 4 the Glory Farm proudly had the honor of presenting the American flag for the opening ceremonies for the Willow Brook Pro-Am Golf Tournament. This charity event benefits the Coffee County Jr. Pro Golf Association. The presentation was made on multi WGC and multi WC Command On Parole, owned by Sheryl Crawford.

Obituary-Sherry Gorman Sanderson

Sherry Gorman Sanderson of Pulaski, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29th, 2022. She was born in Magee, Mississippi on June 30th, 1959 to her late parents, Mildred Ballard Gorman & James William Gorman.
Sherry was a cradle Catholic, raised in Jackson, Mississippi and in 1988 made Pulaski, Tennessee her home.
Sherry dedicated her life to educating young minds. She was an educator for over 30 years, and in 2013, gained her Masters in School Counseling. Until her retirement in 2020, Sherry served as a guidance counselor at Giles County High School, working tirelessly to make sure each one of her students met all graduation requirements and was prepared for the future. Sherry was devoted to GCHS, to the Bobcats, and helped coin the term “It’s a Great Day to be a Bobcat!”. All who knew her were sure her blood ran black and gold.
When not at GCHS, Sherry was either flawlessly planning an event or welcoming friends with her unwavering hospitality. Her children and their friends were well loved and always well fed. Her love for her children knew no bounds, and each of them knew how special they were to her. Sherry instilled an indelible work ethic, strength, and a caring heart into each of her children. Even children that weren’t her own were taken under her wing. They were given the same vibrant smile, the same solid advice, and the same caring heart.
In additional to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles David Sanderson of Pulaski; brother, John Ballard Gorman, of Madison, Mississippi; grandparents Charles Earl Ballard and Elaine Ryle Ballard of Madison & Joseph Henry Gorman and Lily Mae Merchant Gorman of Leland Mississippi.
She is survived by her children, Tarah Sanderson Holt and husband Jamie of Pulaski; Clay Sanderson and wife Kasie of Shelbyville; Shelby Sanderson Rackley and husband Trey of Pulaski; Christy Sanderson Pulley and husband Chad Pulley of Tega Cay, South Carolina; sister, Julie Gorman Levanway; brother-in-law Ronald Sanderson; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and countless friends. Known as Sher Sher to her family, she was the proud grandmother of Ruth Turner Holt, Mildred Griffin Holt, Charles Coy Sanderson, Meryn Olivia Pulley & Chase Sanders Pulley.
The family received friends on Friday, June 3rd with a funeral service following at The First United Methodist Church in Pulaski, Tennessee.
A reception immediately followed on the Square in Pulaski, at the Giles County Chamber of Commerce.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The John Ballard Gorman Foundation, 5446 River Thames Drive, Jackson, MS 39211. The John Ballard Gorman Foundation was created to promote public awareness and drive policy changes for the significant improvement in non-fire training scenarios for Law Enforcement Officers, on behalf of the tragic death of her brother, John Gorman. Giles County High School’s Guidance Department, 200 Sheila Frost Drive, Pulaski, TN 38478, will also accept donations on her behalf.
The Scoop sends our warmest condolences to the Sanderson Family.

Walking Horse Trainer’s Association Makes Donation to The Center For Family Development

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association presented The Center for Family Development a check for $7,000.00. The proceeds were from the National Trainer’s Show that was held in March. The Center for Family Development is located in Shelbyville, TN, and has been serving families since 1995. Since then, The Center has expanded to twenty counties, serving practically all of Middle Tennessee.
The programs for The Center for Family Development will benefit directly from this donation. For example, it will help fund supply-filled backpacks at the annual Backpack Giveaway that will be held at the H.V. Griffin Park on July 29, 2022. The Giveaway is a $15,000.00 event that The Center has been involved with since 2008. This donation will enable The Center to purchase school supplies for families that find it difficult to provide for their children. The donation will impact over 1,000 children’s lives by offering The Center for Families Development the ability to purchase backpacks and school supplies.
The Walking Horse industry has continuously been a huge supporter of The Center for Family Development. “We cannot express just how grateful we are for this donation! Fundraising has become more difficult since the pandemic, and we must add income for our programs because our grants will not allow us to spend money that directly benefits the families that we serve.” stated Benita Caldwell of The Center for Family Development. “The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association is such a blessing to this Community and they should be applauded for such a generous donation! How better can they bless children than to give them a head start in their education!”
Everyone is encouraged to come out to H. V. Griffin Park on July 29 and enjoy the festivities! The children would love to meet the people that are such a tremendous part of this community!
Thank you!

 

Obituary- Marie Brundige

Marie Brundige, age 94, of Sugar Grove, IL, passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. She was born February 2, 1928, in Oak Park, IL, to proud parents, Paul and Alida Koch.
Marie grew up in Oak Park and attended local schools. She graduated from Oak Park High School where a passion for art was born. She continued her education at Lindenwood College in St. Louis, MO where she received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.

Marie was lucky in love when she met John Brundige. Their love was bedrock on which they built 60 years of memories full of laughter and love. They walked down the aisle on April 14, 1952. Although John and Marie lived in various places early in their marriage, they settled on a farm in Sugar Grove, making it their home for the past 43 years. Grief came to call 2011 and now reunited, Marie and John are together again in the everlasting love of Heaven. Marie continued to live on the farm, her home for another 11 years.

Marie mastered the art of homemaking and made sure that everyone was loved, cared for and wanted for nothing. Her hands were rarely idle and when she wasn’t caring for her family, she was deftly painting oil on canvas, needlepoint and creating tile mosaics. In later years she became an accomplished photographer and wrote and published her own children’s book, Mog the Blue Frog.

Her favorite part of the horse industry was owning and raising the foals, and she was also fortunate enough to own many World Champions. Tennessee Walking Horses ran through the pastures in both Sugar Grove and in Shelbyville, TN. Marie loved horses. On a smaller scale, birds of all kinds tickled her fancy and Marie was fond of watching her many many bird feeders. Outside of the fine arts, antiquing was a passion, Marie, along with a group of other “antique aficionados”, rented a space in St. Charles where they sold their unique finds and trove of treasures.

She leaves one son, John C. (Carlen) Brundige; a daughter, Jill Ann (Herbert) Derickson; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Brundige; son-in-law, Pete Babich; seven grandchildren: Levi (Kalina Flamand) Brundige, Erica (Thad) Derickson Way, Maria (Jason) Derickson Bobo, Clayton (Melissa) Brundige, Margaret (Brian Johnson) Brundige, Thomas Derickson and William Derickson; 6 great-grandchildren: Elliott, Ford, Conlee, Foster, Bennett and Sophia; many nieces, nephews and a family of friends.

She joins her parents, her husband John C. Brundige DDS, one brother, William Koch; two sons, Lyle P. Brundige and William Robert Brundige who preceded her in death.

Private family services have already been held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Walking Horse Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1821, Shelbyville, TN 37162. The Scoop sends our deepest sympathies to the Brundige Family.

United We Stand Horse Show announced for Tunica

There’s a new show being planned for Tunica, Mississippi thanks to the efforts of several industry organizations including the Foundation for the Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse (FAST), The Celebration, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) and the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association (WHTA). The United We Stand Horse Show is scheduled for November 10-12 at the Paul Battle, Jr. Arena. Profit from last year’s Resource Directory, produced by TWHBEA and WHTA, is being used for seed money for the new show.
Thom Meek, who has led the development effort on behalf of TWHBEA, says the show has four objectives, “produce a fun show to end the season, bring industry organizations together in a spirit of unity, raise money for the industry’s legal defense fund, and support the show circuit outside of Middle Tennessee.”
Plans for the event are in the early stages, so stay tuned for more details to be released in the coming weeks.

Obituary- Grover Blaylock

Grover Richardson Blaylock, age 61, passed away on May 9, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Grover was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Dr. Harry Isham Blaylock, Jr. and Mary Little Murchison Blaylock on February 4, 1961.
He graduated from Shades Valley High School and The University of Alabama, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He moved to the family farm, Mulberry Hill Farms, in 1984, and became the chief farm manager in 1990. He oversaw the operations of the farm, the main operations being the breeding and sales of Tennessee Walking Horses and Simmental Cattle. He also founded Blaylock Livestock and Property Insurance, specializing in equine insurance. His favorite pastime was attending Walking Horse shows and watching his nephew, Thomas, show horses. Grover oversaw and produced countless show ring and breeding shed success stories. He resided at the farm until his death.
Grover was a friend to everyone he knew and loved his family and his Kappa Alpha brothers dearly.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Alan Murchison Blaylock; and his nephew, Harry Blaylock DeBray.
He is survived by his brothers, Dr. Harry I. Blaylock, III (Leslie) and Charles Wilson Blaylock (Missy), of Cullman, and his sister, Hendon Blaylock Coody (Charles) of Birmingham. He is also survived by thirteen nieces and nephews: Mary Abigail Blaylock; Harry Isham “Ike” Blaylock, IV; Price Hardin Blaylock (Leslie); Margaret Lucile “Lucy” Blaylock Gable (Jacob); Katie Hendon Blaylock Ford (Corey); Alan Murchison Blaylock, II (Nora Kathryn); Mary Griffin Blaylock Lucas (Mark); Caroline Lucile Blaylock Gray (Dustin); Thomas Richard DeBray, Jr. (Leighton) and Mary Hendon DeBray Yelverton (Justin); Charles Wilson “Wil” Blaylock, Jr.; Claire Peyton Bowman Webber (Rawley); Chesley Wilson Bowman Crider (Austin); and 21 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside services were held at the Blaylock Family Cemetery at Mulberry Hill Farms, adjacent to Mulberry Baptist Church on Friday, May 13, 2022. Pallbearers were Alan Thomas Crafton, Michael David Prejean, Joseph Scobell Hailey, Leonard O’Neal Allen, II, William Jerry Evans, James Allen Rich, James Bernard Brannan, III, and John David Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Alpha Beta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order Pledge Class of 1979.
Cullman Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Grover’s memory to the Grover R. Blaylock Memorial Fund, c/o Thomas R. DeBray, Jr., 3537 Belle Meade Way, Mountain Brook, AL. 35223. The memorial will be used to help those less fortunate, as Grover would have wanted. The Scoop sends our warmest condolences to the Blaylock Family.

Columbia Jubilee Announces Changes

The Columbia Spring Jubilee will take place June 2-4, 2022, at the Maury County Parks & Recreation in Columbia, Tennessee. Show management has announced the following change to their class schedule for Class 31. Originally it was a Riders’ Cup class but is now Amateur Trail Pleasure.

Officials have also announced that Chris Bobo will be replacing Allen McQuerry on the judges’ panel. McQuerry was recently diagnosed with Covid. The three judges are Chris Bobo, Mike Hilley and Amy Trimble.