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Our History


We pay tribute below to all the past APA officers and Recognized Plott Dogs that have grown our organization through the years.
These people and dogs are responsible for improving the overall Plott Breed.

Previous Officers and Board Members

1987 – President, Clyde Neader
Vice President, Harold Rice
Sec/Treasurer, John Jackson
Members of the Board: H.T. Crockett, Johnny Plott, Butch Webb, Paul Orsbon, Rev. Vernon Bradshaw, Johnny Wear

1988 — President, Clyde Neader
Vice-Pres.: Harold Rice
Sec/Treas.: John Jackson
Members of the Board: Rev. Vernon Bradshaw, Jim Wear (Replaced by James Wanta),
Rev. Robert Whitehead, Ken Brown, “Bud” Lyon, Rex Peterson

1989 — President, Clyde Neader
Vice-Pres.: Harold Rice
Sec/Treas.: John Jackson
Members of the Board: Rev. Vernon Bradshaw, Jim Wear (Replaced by James Wanta),
Rev. Robert Whitehead, Ken Brown, “Bud” Lyon, Rex Peterson

1990 — President, Clyde Neader
Vice-Pres.: Gene White
Sec/Treas.: Ron Speakman
Members of the Board: Rev. Robert Whitehead, Ken Brown, “Bud” Lyon, Rex Peterson, Danny Rice, Doug Hoskins

1991 — President, John Jackson
Vice-Pres.: Paul Orsbon
Sec/Treas.: Ron Speakman
Members of the Board: “Bud” Lyon, Rex Peterson, Danny Rice, Doug Hoskins, Paul Jenkins, Clyde Neader

1992 — President, John Jackson
Vice-Pres.: Butch Webb
Sec/Treas.: Ron Speakman
Members of the Board: Danny Rice, Doug Hoskins (replaced by Jim Orsbon), Paul Jenkins, Clyde Neader (replaced by Orval Roberts),
Larry Plott, Eddie Wall (replaced by Roy Stiles)

1993 — President, Paul Orsbon
Vice-Pres.: Jim Orsbon
Sec/Treas.: Ron Speakman
Members of the Board: Paul Jenkins, Orval Roberts, Larry Plott, Roy Stiles, John Jackson, Larry Jenkins

1994 — President: Paul Orsbon
Vice Pres.: Robert Jones
Sec/Treas.: Tim Helms
Members of the Board: Larry Plott (deceased), Roy Stiles, John Jackson, Larry Jenkins, Robert Longshore, Ron Speakman

1995 — President: Paul Orsbon
Vice Pres.: Robert Jones
Sec/Treas.: Tim Helms
Members of the Board: John Jackson, Larry Jenkins, Robert Longshore, Ron Speakman, Orval Roberts, Robert Whitehead

1996 — President: Paul Orsbon
Vice Pres.: Robert Jones
Sec/Treas.: Tim Helms
Members of the Board: Robert Longshore, Ron Speakman, Orval Roberts, Robert Whitehead, Jim Crainer, Ellet Bias

1997 — President: Jim Orsbon
Vice Pres.: Robert Jones
Sec/Treas.: Tim Helms
Members of the Board: Orval Roberts, Robert Whitehead, Jim Crainer, Ellet Bias, Jackie Carpenter, Mike Beal

1998 — President: Jim Orsbon
Vice Pres.: Orval Roberts
Sec/Treas.: Brenda Orsbon
Members of the Board: Jim Crainer, Ellet Bias, Rodney Burris, John Jackson, Robert Jones
Membership Chairman: Brenda Orsbon

1999 — President, Chester Johnson
Vice-Pres.: Orval Roberts Sec/Treas.: Brenda Orsbon
Members of the Board: Rodney Burris, John Jackson, Robert Jones, Paul Orsbon, Clydeth Brown, Mike Beal
Membership Chairman: Brenda Orsbon

2000 — President, Chester Johnson
Vice-Pres.: Roy Stiles
Sec/Treas.: Brenda Orsbon
Members of the Board: Rodney Burris, John Jackson, Robert Jones, Paul Orsbon, Clydeth Brown, Mike Beal
Membership Chairman: Brenda Orsbon

2001 — President, Roy Stiles
Vice-Pres.: Robert Jones
Sec/Treas.: Brenda Orsbon
Members of the Board: Clydeth Brown, Paul Orsbon, Will Cogdill, Richard Hope, Pete Ellsworth, Jim Wanta, Chester Johnson
Membership Chairman: Brenda Orsbon

2002 — President, Roy Stiles
Vice-Pres.: Pete Ellsworth
Sec/Treas.: Brenda Orsbon
Members of the Board: Chester Johnson, Paul Orsbon, Will Cogdill, Richard Hope, Jim Wanta, Barry Duckett
Membership Chairman: Brenda Orsbon

2003 — President, Roy Stiles
Vice-Pres.: Richard Hope
Sec/Treas.: Brenda Orsbon (assisted by Chester Johnson)
Members of the Board: Chester Johnson, Paul O Trsbon, Will Cogdill, Tommy Shepherd, Mike Beal, Barry Duckett
Membership Chairman: Brenda Orsbon

2004 — President, Roy Stiles
Vice-Pres.: Richard Hope
Sec/Treas.: Chester Johnson
Members of the Board: Tommy Shepherd, Paul Orsbon, Mike Beal, Barry Duckett, Wayne McCurry, James Wanta

2005 — President, Roy Stiles
Vice-Pres.: Robert Whitehead
Sec.: Chester Johnson
Treasurer: George Robinson
Members of the Board: Tommy Shepherd, Mike Beal, Barry Duckett, James Wanta, Wayne McCurry, Eddie Hoge, Lawrence Porterfield

2006 — President, Roy Stiles
Vice-Pre.: Jim Wanta
Sec.: Chester Johnson
Treasurer: George Robinson
Members of the Board: Clell Myers, Wayne McCurry, Eddie Hoge, Lawrence Porterfield, Gary Bowen, Rodney Burris

2007 — President, Rodney Burris
Vice-Pres.: Richard Hope
Sec.: Susan Steger
Treasurer: Jim Schwinefus
Members of the Board: Gary Bowen, Eddie Hoge, Wayne McCurry, Clell Myers, Lawrence Porterfield, Roy Stiles

2008 — President, Rodney Burris
Vice-Pres.: Richard Hope
Sec.: Susan Steger
Treasurer: Jim Schwinefus
Members of the Board: Gary Bowen, Eddie Hoge, Wayne McCurry, Clell Myers, James Powell, Roy Stiles

2009 — President, Rodney Burris
Vice-Pres.: Gary Bowen
Sec.: Susan Steger
Treasurer: Steve Weber
Members of the Board: Eddie Hoge, Wayne McCurry, James Powell, Roy Stiles, Andy Blankenship, Jim Pfister

2010 — President, Rodney Burris
Vice-Pres.: Gary Bowen
Sec.: Susan Steger
Treasurer: Steve Weber
Members of the Board: Eddie Hoge, Jim Powell, Roy Stiles, Andy Blankenship, Dan Gardner

2011 — President, Roy Stiles
Vice-Pres.: Charles Montgomery
Sec.: Susan Steger
Treasurer: Matthew Pait
Members of the Board: Andy Blankenship, David Williams, Matt Phillips, Paul Wagner, Rodney Powell, Dan Gardner

2012- President, Roy Stiles
Vice President: Jeff Summey
Sec.: Susan Steger
Treasurer: Matthew Pait
Members of the Board: Andy Blankenship, David Williams, Paul Wagner, Rodney Powell, Dan Gardner, Dan Moody

2013-President, David Williams
Vice President: Jeff Summey
Sec: Susan Steger
Treasurer: Sara Meinert
Members of the Board: Andy Blankenship, Paul Wagner, Rodney Powell, Corey Dailey, Dan Moody, Dan Gardner, Roy Stiles

2014-President, David Williams
Vice President-Bob Plott
Sec: Tricia Butler
Treasurer-Sara Meinert
Members of the Board: Bryan Smith, John Hubbard, Jay Waeltz, Dan Gardner, Roy Stiles, Gary Bowen

2015-President, David Williams
Vice President-Bob Plott
Sec: Tricia Butler
Treasurer-Sara Meinert
Members of the Board: Bryan Smith, John Hubbard, Jay Waeltz, Dan Gardner, Roy Stiles, Gary Bowen

2016-President, David Williams
Vice President-Ronnie Arp
Sec: Sherry Grigg
Treasurer-Sara Meinert
Members of the Board: Bryan Smith, John Hubard, Jay Waeltz, Tricia Butler, Roy Stiles, Gary Bowen

2017-President, David Williams
Vice President-Bryan Smith
Sec-Sherry Grigg
Treasurer-Sara Meinert
Members of the Board-Heath Philipa, John Gossett, Tricia Butler, Gary Bowen, Roy Stiles

APA Recognized Dogs

1990
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Stiles’ Black Jack. Owner, Roy Stiles

1991
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Walls’s Johnny. Owner, Eddie Walls
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Hammertown Jap. Owner, Ron Speakman/James Gillespie
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Stiles’ Plott Brindle. Owner, Roy Stiles
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Wildwood Mist. Owner, Paul Orsbon

1992
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Ozark Cubby. Owner, Clyde Neader
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Cannon’s Sizzlin’ Heat. Owner, Ron Schwinefus
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Stiles’ Plott Rowdy. Owner, Roy Stiles
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Smoky Mt. Trouble. Owner, Robert Whitehead

1993
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Smoky Mt. Nigger. Owner, Robert Whitehead
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Hammertown Spiderman. Owner, Ron Speakman/James
Gillespie
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Stiles’ Black Jack. Owner, Roy Stiles
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Cannon’s Sizzlin’ Heat. Owner, Ron Schwinefus

1994
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Idaho Bearcat Rowdy. Owner, Pete Ellsworth
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Double Deuce Duchess II. Owner, Larry Jenkins
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Crockett’s Missy. Owner, John Jackson

1995
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Stiles’ Plott Sackett. Owner Roy Stiles
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Wildwood Jake. Owner, Paul Orsbon
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Idaho Bearcat Rowdy. Owner Pete Ellsworth
Clyde Neader Memorial Award for All Around Big Game Plott: Sambo. Owner, Everett Crainer

1996
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Amos. Owner,Tom Heacock
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Hambone. Owner, Troy Oswald
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Beaucoup Ann. Owner, Orval Roberts
Competition Coondog of the Year: Longshore’s Rollin’ Smoke. Owner, Danny Scoggins

1997
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Rambling Rose. Owner, Ralph Patton
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Longshore’s Rollin Smoke. Owner, Danny Scoggins
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Murphy’s Wheeler. Owner, Tom Murphy
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Backwoods’ Cash. Owner, Howard Lorie

1998
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Wildwoods BJ’s Dixie. Owner, Lester Mundy
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Capital City’s Sam Go Annie. Owner, David Westbrook
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Crainer’s Beaucoup Stoney. Owner, Mr. Crainer.

1999
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: LaRue’s Prime Time. Owners, Dan and Dave LaRue
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Murphy’s Smokey. Owner,Tom Murphy
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Crainer’s Sizzling Babe. Owner, Mr. Crainer.
Deceased Hog Dog: Crainer’s Beaucoup Stoney. Owner, Mr. Crainer.

2000
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Stiles’ Plott John Henry. Owner,Roy Stiles
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Wildwood Jake. Owner,Paul Orsbon
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Idaho Clyde. Owner, Gene White
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Shepherd’s Brindle Queen. Owner, Tommy
Shepherd
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Beaucoup Jed. Owner, Orval Roberts
Deceased Hog Dog: Crainer’s Beaucoup Bonner. Owner, Mr. Crainer.

2001
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Cogdill’s Tank. Owner Will Cogdill
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Star Trouble. Owner, Andy Clyde
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Stiles’ Plott Susie. Owner, Roy Stiles
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Trophy Hunter Lodge Buster. Owner, Jay Dorsey

2002
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Smokey Mt. Clyde. Owner, Robert Whitehead
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Smoky Mt. Hobo. Owner, Robert Whitehead
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Johnson’s Butch. Owner, Chester Johnson
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Hope’s Starson. Owner, Chase Hope
Deceased Hog Dog: Hope’s Star Mt. Hank. Owner, Richard Hope
Best All Around Plott: Stiles’ Plott John Henry. Owner, Roy Stiles

2003
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Barker Creek Buck. Owner, Danny Orr
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Hope’s Machine Gun Annie. Owner, Chase Hope
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Huron Big Red Jake. Owner, Rex Meinert
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Smoky Mt. Deacon. Owner, Drew Whitehead
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Lacy. Owner, Chad Tinch
Deceased Hog Dog: Crockett’s Red. Owner, John Jackson
Best All Around Plott: Cedar Creek Otis. Owner, Rex Meinert

2004
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Stiles’ Plott Fly. Owner, Roy Stiles
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Smoky Mt. Brute. Owner, Robert Whitehead
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Dixie Clovis. Owner, Robert Jones
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Hope’s Smoky Mt. Highball. Owner, Chase Hope
Deceased Hog Dog: Patton’s Rambling Rose. Owner, Ralph Patton
Best All Around Plott: Indian Hill Buster. Owner, Allen Smith

2005
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Crockett. Owner, Kenny Shelton
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Pfister’s Shorty. Owner, Jim Pfister
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Oak Grove Smoke. Owner, Kenny Shelton
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Owen’s King Plott. Owner, John Owens
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Porterfield’s Clorox. Owner, Matt Phillips & Lawrence Porterfield
Deceased Hog Dog: Boar Ridge Striker. Owner, Dan Gardner
Best All Around Plott: Griz. Owner, Wayne McCurry

2006
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Stiles’ Plott Rock. Owner, Roy Stiles
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Josie. Owner, Lynn Sires
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Cedar Creek Boots. Owner, Rex Meinert
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog: Smoky Mountain Trouble. Owner, Robert Whitehead
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Boar Ridge Smokey. Owner, Dan Gardner
Deceased Hog Dog: Stiles’ Plott Jake. Owner, Robert Stiles
Best All Around Plott: Reeves’ Red. Owner, Jeff Reeves

2007
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Pilgrim. Owner, Ira Jones
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: River Bluff Brindle Cowboy Up. Owner, Scott Rosson
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Porterfield Hank. Owner, Lawrence Porterfield
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog of the Year: Rusty. Owner, Randy Hodgdon
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Timber. Owner, Roy Stiles
Deceased Hog Dog: Crockett. Owner, Cheyenne Hill
Best All Around Plott: Zombie. Owner, Jay Waeltz

2008
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Okefenokee
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Penny. Owner, Chase and Richard Hope
Deceased Hog Dog: Festus. Owner, Kevin Barnes
Best All Around Plott: Pilgrim. Owner, Ira Jones

2009
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Kix. Owner, David Steger
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Bowen’s Smoketree Bear. Owner, Gary Bowen
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Reeves’ Red. Owner, Jeff Reeves
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Boone’s Buck. Owner, Archie Boone
Deceased Hog Dog: Penny. Owner, Richard Hope
Best All Around Plott: Indian Hill’s Roscoe. Owner, Alen Smith
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog: Bowen’s Timberlake Rush. Owner, Gary Bowen

2010
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Gosnell’s Sam. Owner, Jerry Gosnell
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Pfister’s Brownie. Owner, George Weber
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: West Hills Cane. Owner, Dan Luke, Co-Winner:
Cowboy. Owner, John Beavers.
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Timber. Owner, Roy Stiles
Deceased Hog Dog: Smoky. Owner, Dan Gardner
Best All Around Plott: Casey. Owner, Charles Montgomery
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog: Owens Lady II. Owner, Jim Pfister

2011
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Gihad. Owner, Jay Waeltz
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game of the Year: Otis. Owner, Rex Meinert
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Dufus. Owner, Mike Cole
Best All Around Plott: Dutch. Owner, Roy Stiles
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog: Owens Heavy. Owner, Jim Pfister

2012
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Widow. Owner, Jay Waeltz
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Coaly. Owner, Wayne McCurry
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Boar Ridge Sambo. Owner, Dan Gardner
Best All Around Plott: Indian Hill Big Daddy. Owner, Alan Smith
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Rusty. Owner, Gary Bowen
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog: Pat’s Buckskin Plott. Owners, L.O. Wycoff and Jim Phister

2013
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Cash. Owner, Rex Meinert
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Trelock Pete. Owner Duane Smith
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Bayou Cajun Jewell. Owner Mike Cauley
Best All Around Plott: Dutch. Owner, Roy Stiles
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Grillin’ Bob. Owner Ben Whitesides
L.M. Pattom Deceased Coondog: Smoketree Chico. Owner Gary Bowen.

2014
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Kiamichi Plott Easy Amp. Owner, Billy Bailey
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Hornet. Owner, Bryan Smith
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Boar Ridge Okee. Owner, David Williams and Heath Phillips
Best All Around Plott: Indian Hill Chloe. Owner, Alan Smith
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Smoke Tree Shine. Owner, Gary Bowen

2015
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Alabama Dan. Owner, David Williams
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Kiamichi Plott Easy Amp. Owner, Billy Bailey
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Boar Ridge Pepper. Owner, Dan Gardner
Deceased Hog Dog: Crockett’s Hootie. Owner, John Jackson
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog: Bluff Creek Candy. Owner, Steve Herd.
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Schwinefus’ Christian. Owner, Matthew Schwinefus
Best All Around Plott: Indian Hill Daisy May. Owner, Alen Smith

2016
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Woodward’s Rag Mtn. Greyboy. Owner Jason Woodward
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Grigg’s Oconee Butch. Owner Sherry and Alvin Grigg
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Kiamichi Conquistador “Kieso”. Owner David Williams/Troy Butler
Deceased Hog Dog: Oak Hill Waylon. Owner David Williams
L.M. Patton Deceased Coon Dog: Twin Branch Rolling Thunder. Owner Jason Bickford
“Rags” Nichols Coon Dog of the Year: Pocahontas Jim Crow. Owner Kaleb Flowers
Best All Around Plott: Alabama Dan. Owner David Williams

2017
Harold Rice Big Game Dog: Rag Mtn. Rusty. Owner, Jason Woodward
Sam Plott Deceased Big Game Dog: Alabama Dan. Owner David Williams
Taylor Crockett Hog Dog: Josie May. Owner, Randy Dominy
Deceased Hog Dog: Boar Ridge Sui. Owner, Dan Gardner
“Rags” Nichols Coondog of the Year: Gracie. Owner, Gary Bowen
L.M. Patton Deceased Coondog: Queenie. Owner, Gary Loyd
Best All Around Plott: Annie Oakley. Owner, David Williams