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Obituary - Arlene Courtney Gray

Arlene Courtney Gray, 69, passed away on October 30th, 2016. She is survived by her daughter Teddi (Jon Tennent) Hibberd and her sister Shirley Gray (Lonnie G.) Jones. She is preceded in death by her parents Marshall and Virginia (Macklin) Gray. 

Born in Memphis, TN, and a graduate of Valley High School (class of 1965) in Louisville, KY, Arlene obtained her bachelor’s degree at the University of Louisville followed by her Juris Doctorate at Nova Law School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was a cancer survivor and a proud equine ambassador.

Arlene’s passion in life was for Tennessee Walking horses. She was the owner of Knob Creek Stud, where she stood five stallions. Not only was she known as a breeder, but she also raised and showed her stock and their progeny across the state. In her youth, she raced motorcycles professionally, managed a parts and service department for Sam Swope in Louisville, KY, and trained as an airplane pilot. Her adventurous spirit, determination, and natural ability to achieve goals also made her an accomplished attorney.

Funeral Information:

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at the Spalding Hall Chapel, 114 North Fifth St., Bardstown, KY 40004, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Donations Information:

Memorial donations may be made at:, and proceeds will go directly to maintaining the welfare of her horses during the period of transition while new homes are located.

Additionally, flowers may be directed to the Oscar Getz Museum, Spalding Hall, 114 North Fifth St., Bardstown, KY 40004.


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