Obituaries

Obituary – Doug Wolaver

Sep 18th, 2019 | By

The Walking Horse Industry mourns the loss of three-time World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse trainer and lifelong farmer Doug Wolaver. At the age of 81, he passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his home in Diana. Doug was a quiet spoken man who simply minded his own business, but was always willing to
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Equine Obituary- WGC Repeats Color Me In

Aug 29th, 2019 | By

5/2/2003-8/14/19 Raised by Kasey Kesselring, “Whitey” was a once in a lifetime mare that took many children to the winners’ circle safely, including Kailin Kesselring’s first set of roses at the Spotted Championships. From a broodmare, to a lesson horse at Montverde Academy in Florida, to a safe show ring mount for any level rider,
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Obituary – Coy Claxton

Aug 29th, 2019 | By

Mr. Coy Allen Claxton of Shelbyville, Tennessee died Monday, August 26, 2019. He was 82 years old. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, August 29th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Joe Calvert officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Coy, a native of Bedford County, was a Walking Horse trainer who loved working
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Obituary – Haley Tillman

Aug 29th, 2019 | By

Mary Haley Tillman, age 45, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019. Haley Tillman was born on August 14, 1974 in Pulaski, Tennessee and was a lifelong resident of Giles County. She was a loving and devoted mother to her two daughters, Allison Paige Holley of Pulaski and Morgan Allana Holley of Murfreesboro. Her greatest
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James Wallace Brandon Obituary

Aug 27th, 2019 | By

James Wallace Brandon age 92, of Shelbyville, Tennessee passed away Monday, August 26, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born December 11, 1926 in Akron, Ohio.  Wallace was a graduate of Woodbury High School in Woodbury, Tennessee.  He was always adamant and faithful to attend his Sunday morning
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Equine Obituary Prime Poison

Aug 6th, 2019 | By

Bruce and Robin MacDonald have announced the passing of their beloved black pony, Prime Pioison. The 19 year old passed away at the end of July at Joe Fleming Stables. This remarkable horse was sired by Poison and out of the Magic Fashion KW mare, Prime Fable. His career resume was quite incredible as it
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Obituary- Kevin Penick

Jul 22nd, 2019 | By

Kevin Penick took his final breath on June 29, 2019 while surrounded by his loved ones. His family will miss him dearly, but know he is now pain free and enjoying his heavenly reward after battling cancer for the past five years. A resident of Summerville, South Carolina, Kevin was the son of Everett Lamar
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Equine Obituary – Command & Control

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By

2/15/2001 – 6/10/19 Command & Control, the Two-time World Grand Champion owned and loved by Sheryl Crawford, passed away on June 10, 2019 due to complications from colic. He was 18 years old. Fred, as he was affectionately called, was enjoying his first year in the pasture as a retired champion. Sheryl Crawford loved her
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Equine Obituary – My Rockstar

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By

Sarah Coffee Burks has announced the passing of her beloved four year old stallion, My Rockstar. Rockstar lived a short life, but Burks was quick to say that in his four short years, he certainly brought nothing but joy to all the lives he touched. The beautiful black pony was euthanized on Tuesday, June 18,
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Equine Obituary- Cut A Rug

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By

The Scoop is saddened to learn about the passing of World Champion Cut A Rug. He was a wonderful ambassador of the Tennessee Walking Horse. At age 22, he was laid to rest at Bottoms Stables on June 5th. Under the Formac Stables banner, Jimmy McConnell started Cut A Rug for Bob and Mary Medina.
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