The Walking Horse had a true champion pass away last week March 18. Alene Parks passed away of natural causes in her home. She died doing what she loved to do. She had just returned from clipping her mare and cleaning the barn when she sat down on the couch and died. She was declared dead later at Hartmon Hospital in Tullahoma surrounded by her children, husband step grandchildren and her only great grandchild, and her daughter and son in laws. She will be sorely missed by the hundreds who knew her in the Walking Horse industry and the many who knew her as the horsewoman she is. She could look at a horse and tell if it was a good piece of horse flesh. The Parks' name is on the pedigree of many champions.