Alabama Jubilee Charity Horse Show Class Sheet

Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet – October 23-24, 2020

Show Rescheduled

Due to the threat of heavy rainfall, The 3rd Annual Turner Parker Horse Show has been rescheduled for Saturday October 17th. It has been determined that moving the show to a weekend with less threat of severe weather will increase the odds of having a successful show. The show coordinators apologize for any inconvenience the rescheduling may cause but they do hope everyone will understand and see the bigger picture. The goal is to raise money to support the children at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Five Star Farms Now Accepting Pleasure Horses

Five Star Farms is pleased to announce its addition of a pleasure division! This new division located in Whitesburg, Tennessee will be under the direction of Ashley Givens. Ashley specializes in the training and showing of flat shod Tennessee Walking Horses and all levels of riders, as well as starting your next show ring contender!! For more information contact Ashley (Pleasure Trainer)-423-293-8483; Brandon (Performance Trainer)- 865-740-5878; Terry (Farm Manager)- 865-389-5541.

Latham Memorial Cancels Show

The Roger Latham Memorial/Baileyton Fall Classic has been cancelled due to the facility not being available.

Update on Jose’ Cold Chills

The Scoop recently received word that Jose’ Cold Chills will not be returning to the ring following the injury he sustained in the Walking Horse Stake class at this year’s 82nd Annual Celebration. The stallion, owned by LaRue, Ann and Bart McWaters of Ashford, Alabama and Shelbyville, Tennessee, is trained by Jimmy McConnell of Formac Stables. McConnell and Jose’ Cold Chills were contenders for the World Grand Championship title following their Spring Fun Show Grand Championship win and their Reserve World Championship win in SEC B of the stallions’ preliminary.
The McWaters reported that the horse had suffered from a damaged ligament. Even though he will recover, he will not be able to return to the show ring and compete. However, there is great hope that Jose’ Cold Chills will become a great breeding sire. It has been a great pleasure for The Scoop to advertise this incredibly talented horse. We wish him great success in the breeding barn.

WHOA Announces Show Cancellations

The following shows have been cancelled and announced by the Walking Horse Owners’ Association:
October 18- WHOA Show Series- TBA
October 29-31- Appalachian Horse Revival- Morehead, KY


Manchester Horse Show Makes Contribution

Marcie Allison, one of the show organizers for the recent Horse Show held in Manchester, Tennessee, was pleased to present a check to Kay Dennis of Great Strides in Shelbyville. Great Strides is a therapeutic riding program providing physical therapy exercise and recreation for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Obituary – June Hawkins

The Scoop has learned of the passing of Mrs. Freda June Harris Hawkins who passed away on September 6, 2020. The Lewisburg, Tennessee resident was 85 year old.
June Hawkins was born in Maury County to her parents Leroy Harris and Edna Frances Gillum Harris, who both precede her in death. Mrs. Hawkins was the widow of the late James Marion Hawkins. She enjoyed antiquing and was an avid supporter of the Tennessee Walking Horse, the breed in which she also raised, bred and showed. Her favorite horse was Reserve World Champion, Editorial Page. Mrs. Hawkins was also a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Alan Patterson of Columbia, Tennessee; Rollie Beard of Lewisburg, Tennessee and a host of relatives and friends.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Morton Cemetery in Maury County, with Isaac Bourne officiating. Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapel Hill, Tennessee were in charge of the arrangements. The Scoop sends our condolences to the family and friends of June Hawkins.


Obituary – Elfreed Armstrong

Surrounded by her loving family, Laura Elfreed Shirley Armstrong, 86, of Hickory, North Carolina went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, following a period of declining health.
Born March 5, 1934 in Camden, SC, she was the daughter of the late George W. Shirley and Ruth Shirley McKenzie.
Elfreed, known to many as “Pete” or “Nin” was well known for her classy demeanor, vivacious style, her cooking skills, specifically coconut cream pie, her interior design talents and above all for being the loving wife of 68 years to Jimmy B. Armstong, Sr. Together they built a family legacy Jim Armstrong Subaru, Inc. where they both worked. They enjoyed traveling, living in Hilton Head, SC and High Meadows in Fancy Gap, NC, playing golf together and living life to the fullest. She lived for quality, sophistication, elegance and beauty in all aspects of her life. She was a lovely, gracious, classy woman who remained strong willed, spunky and feisty until the very end.
She was a charter member of Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head, SC, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and Lake Hickory Country Club, Hickory, NC.
Preceding her in death, a son, Rodney Anthony Armstrong, her parents and in-laws, Arnold and Jardie Armstrong of Gastonia, NC.
Surviving her is the love of her life, husband of 68 years and her daily caretaker, Jimmy B. Armstrong, Sr. of Hickory, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy B. Armstong, Jr. (Susan); daughter, Allyson Armstrong, all of Hickory, NC; grandchildren: Jackie Grindstaff (Jody), Aspen Brown (Jay), Laura Barnes (David), Megan Benfield (Michael) all of Hickory, NC; great-grandchildren: Scout and Huckleberry Brown, Grayson Grindstaff, Landry, Lennox and Georgia Barnes, all of Hickory, NC; special caretakers that meant the world to her, Faith Edwards, Steve and Hannah Austin, Rocky Clayton and Ann B. Dellinger.
Very important people to whom she cared about were all the staff and families of Jim Armstrong Subaru, Inc. and the staff at Fresenius and Davita Kidney Dialysis Centers of Hickory.
Elfreed’s funeral was held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in the chapel at Bass-Smith Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service in Oakwood Cemetery.
The Scoop sends our warmest condolences to Allyson Armstrong and her family.

Obituary – Pam Nashton

Pamela Joyce Mayhugh Nashton, 66, passed away after a short illness on August 11, 2020. She was born January 5, 1954 in White House, Tennessee, to Joyce Dickerson and Vernon Mayhugh. She attended White House High School. She married Jeffrey Lee Nashton on December 18, 2000 in Rome, NY.
Pamela had a keen eye for top breed dogs and horses. She raised Dobermans for 20 years and was involved with War Dog Memorial overseas. She especially enjoyed riding and showing her Spotted Saddlebred Horses. She was a member of National Spotted Saddle Horse Association.
Pam was a participant of the Shephard’s Chapel congregation in Gravette, Arkansas. Pam loved her home, animals and enjoyed fishing. She was known as a kind, loving and faithful Christian who held fast to her beliefs. She had the unique ability to determine a person’s true character.
Pam is survived by her husband, Jeffrey; son Michael (Naomi) Voss; grandchildren: Jordan B. Voss, Tyler M. Voss, Hayden M. Voss and London Voss; one precious great granddaughter, Aris Jung; stepson, Michael John (Lisa) Nashton and grandson Jack Nashton. Pam is also survived by two sisters, Patricia G. Bornmann and Joyce Dianna O’Donnell. She was predeceased by her parents.
Pam shared a special bond with friends Leighanne Tibbs, Shalee Sphaler and Brenda Skinner Steinmann. She leaves behind her beloved, special dog Khaleesi the Doberman and I’m Jacked Up Too, AKA Pistol, a World Grand Champion Spotted Saddlebred horse.
Pamela’s family would like to express their appreciation to all the hospital staff who cared for her at Tennova Healthcare – Shelbyville.
No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood in Pam’s memory through the American Red Cross.