Murrayville, Ga., farrier Richard “Ricky” Stover passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 61.

Stover was a master moulder technician for years, but he was a cowboy at heart. His love and devotion to horses inspired him to become a certified farrier with the Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association. The horses and the clients he served loved him for his kind and gentle spirit and his patience.

He was a member of Cavenders Creek Baptist Church, where he loved to sing in the choir and serve as a deacon. He was afforded the pleasure of being the music director for several churches. He also held positions as youth director and adult Sunday school teacher. He was a member of The Gideons International, serving with the Hall North Camp.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Memorial Park Chapel. Internment will follow at Wauka Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted, but those who wish to make monetary donations in Stover’s name may do so to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 2914, Gainesville, GA 30503; or to Last Stop Horse Rescue, P.O. Box 580, Gainesville, GA 30503.

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