(copyright 2005 WHR) Gladys Hatchett, 82-years-old, of Bell Buckle, Tenn., passed away Saturday, January 8. Hatchett was a longtime supporter of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and had been a customer of Mike McCormick Stables in Shelbyville, Tenn., for almost 10 years.

Hatchett’s daughter, Cindy Vannatta, and granddaughter, Julie Smith have shown champions such as Dollar’s Dixie Chick and Can Do Right.

Visitation was held at Gowen-Smith Chapel in Shelbyville last night from 3-8 p.m., and there will be another visitational service tonight from 5-9 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday beginning at 10:00 a.m.