Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest major college basketball coach. Summitt, who led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and whose 1,098 wins are the most in major-college basketball history. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President Obama. Expect courage, grace, drive and her competitive sprit during her next big battle after her diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer's. Image from Google images
A straw hat adorned with a band of artificial flowers and a dangling price tag was an essential component of country comedian Minnie Pearl's stage persona. Born Sarah Ophelia Colley in Centerville Tennessee, she perfected her style of rural humor in numerous appearances at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, on radio, and on television.