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Brenda Lichtenfels Spotts - Obituary



Mrs. Brenda Lichtenfels Spotts, age 68, of Chapel Hill Tn passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 in Chapel Hill, Tenn.  She was the daughter of the late Werner and Hazel Lee Lichtenfels of Kingsport, Tenn.
 
Brenda Lee Spotts (Lichtenfels) was born in Kingsport, TN on September 7th 1946.  She started riding horses at a very early age.  She had her first American Saddlebred at the age of 12 that she kept at a barn in Kingsport.  In Kingsport she was mentored under June Graham a Saddlebred trainer in Brenda's younger years.  She showed through her high school years.  While in college at Middle Tennessee State University she brought her horse with her and boarded him there.  While in College she met Harry Spotts Jr and Harry Spotts Sr. She became an active owner of Spotts Stables and worked with Harry Spotts Sr at the training operation in Triune, TN. While the Saddlebred farm was active, she showed and trained many horses. Her number one horse was Colonial’s Wildaire.  She also worked and showed Chocolate Delight, a three gaited mare, Copper Coins Commander and Chief and Star Gemini.   She won multiple championships on Colonial’s Wildaire in five-gaited classes at  Decatur, Music City and Louisville.  She also taught equitation while in Triune and Chapel Hill where she retired from teaching school after 32 years. Brenda retired in Chapel Hill, TN and continued to teach riding and raise horses.  She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a retired school teacher and active in the Chapel Hill community. 
 
Survived by son, Harry (Kimberly) Spotts III of Haughton, LA, two sisters Barbara Spangler of Knoxville, TN, and Linda Brock of Pelham, GA, a step daughter Elizabeth Roberts of Decatur, GA., and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Visitation was held November 9, burial November 10, 2014 officiated by Rev. Joe Wiggins

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