Cash Lovell, III    67


Cash Alton Lovell III, 67, died at his home in Winston-Salem, N.C., on May 21, 2015, after an extended battle with a rare form of dementia. Born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, on February 26, 1948 to the late Cash Alton and Margie Hoskins Lovell Jr., he grew up moving 18 times around the country as his father trained American Saddlebred show horses. The family settled in Winston-Salem, and more than 40 years ago he took over Cash Lovell Stables from his father becoming the third generation of horse trainers in his family. A master horseman who trained more than 40 World Champion American Saddlebreds, Cash was known as a larger-than-life character who loved feeding bubble gum to children and playing Santa Claus for them. He laughed his signature laugh every day and loved to ride motorcycles, Jet Skis and four-wheelers -- almost always with a Jack Russell terrier aboard. He could take over a room, spreading laughter and merriment with his coin and magic tricks, cackling with glee. He loved hunting coon dogs and over the years raised a number of champions. He was inducted into the UPHA Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Parker Nash Lovell and daughter Cashlyn Reed Lovell of Winston-Salem; daughter Michelle Lovell Jones, son-in-law Dennis Jones and grandchildren Colby, Cameron and Carly, Kernersville; brothers Tommy (Jeanine) Lovell of Rural Hall, N.C. and Rodney Lovell of Winston-Salem; sister Penni Lovell Miller, Winston-Salem, and five nieces and nephews who all grew up in the Winston-Salem area. A graveside service is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Parklawn Memorial Park at 2730 Peters Creek Parkway in Winston Salem. A celebration of his life is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the barn at 2210 Darwick Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27127. Friends and families whose children grew up riding at Cash Lovell Stables are invited to attend the homecoming and to share stories about Cash’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cash Lovell Memorial “Horses Raise Great Kids” Scholarship Fund through the American Saddlebred Horse Association at any Wells Fargo Bank, account number 6419101032. Online condolences can be made at