Willie Richardson, 80, of Phenix City, Ala., died suddenly at home April 28, 2004, from a cardiac arrhythmia. He is survived by two daughters, Dee Cantrell and husband Bill and Gloria Ellis and husband Mark.

Richardson was very active in the horse world. He assisted Bill Cantrell at the barn with any and all job duties. He was also manager of the Twin Cities Classic Horse Show for 18 years. He was the proud owner of several broodmares and show horses.