Roy Patterson, 84 passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Roy retired from the U.S. Postal service after serving in the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by: Wife, Barbara Patterson; father and mother, General and Dovie Patterson; sister, Vivian Perkins. He is survived by: Daughters, Sheri, Traci, and Lori; sisters, Evelyn, Gelina (Dean), and Venia; brother, Troy; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Friends and family can come to Holley Gamble Funeral Home at their convenience between the hours of noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, to view and sign the register book. Roy’s graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at Anderson Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Dewey Paul Roop, 89, left his life here to join his wife in Heaven Dec. 1, 2020. He was born in Knoxville in 1932 to the late Dewey H. and Ruth Amburn Roop. He grew up in the Third Creek area and was a member of Third Creek Baptist Church. Dewey started a career with White Stores in Knoxville when he was in high school at Central High. Dewey took a leave from work to join the United States Marine Corps and served on the front lines in Korea with sub-zero temperatures. He resumed his career with White Stores as manager for three different stores and later with Food City. After returning home from the War, he married the love of his life, Eva Campbell. They later were blessed with a daughter, Pamela, whom they both adored. In addition to his parents and wife, Eva Campbell Roop, Dewey was preceded in death by; Daughter, Pamela Roop; brother, William Roop; and sister, Betty Roop Hundley. He is survived by: Brothers, David Roop and Kenneth (Faye) Roop; sister-in-law, Helen Roop; along with several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to his niece, Connie Roop Roehl, for his overall care over the last few years. Also special thanks to the staff of Hospice of the University of Tennessee and Water Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. He loved each of you. Due to the COVID pandemic there will only be a military graveside service and message by Dr. Michael Thompson of Second Baptist where Dewey was a member. Interment will be held at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4,, 2020. Please stay at a safe distance for the safety of all. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to St. Jude Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, which is a place he proudly supported.


James Jackson Loudermilk III, 56, passed away Nov. 30, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born Oct. 10, 1964, in McDowell County, N.C., to the late Jim and Alice Loudermilk. Jack loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker, hunter and angler. His most beloved hiking location was the Linville Gorge in North Carolina. Jack also enjoyed playing his guitars and singing along with friends and family to many different types of music including his favorite artist who we also lost this year, Mr. John Prine. He is survived by: Son, Joseph Loudermilk and wife Krystallin; three grandchildren, Bruce, Mina and Ashton Loudermilk; brother, Steve Loudermilk; and sister, Elizabeth Rose; and life partner Miss Lee McGetrick. A memorial and celebration of life will be held in Hickory, N.C., at a later date.


Virginia "Gail" Goans Martin, 70, Caryville, won her 12-year battle with dementia and was reunited with loved ones in Heaven Nov. 30, 2020. She passed away very peacefully in Maynardville with her family. Gail was born Oct. 17, 1950, in Stainsville to the late Elmer Lee and Dorothy Phillips Goans. She was a member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 40 years. She loved the Lord with everything in her being. Gail loved cooking, enjoyed the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, and being with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Gail was preceded in death by: Husband, Michael Martin; Brothers, Columbus Goans and Johnny Goans; sisters, Pearl Goans, Margie Seiber, and Thelma Burns; brother-in-law, Jerry Burns; sister-in-law, Debbie Goans. Gail is survived by: Sons, Michael Todd Martin (Breanna Adkins) and Christopher Martin (wife Sara Martin); grandchildren, Caleb Shepard, Joshua Duncan, Lily Braden, Sparrow Martin, Zoe Wright, Brooklyn and Zander Martin; brothers, Paul Goans, (wife Linda), Steve Goans, (wife Pam), the Rev. Joe Goans, and Terry Goans; sister, Loretta Vineyard (husband Jerry); brother-in-law, Bill Seiber; sister-in-law, Mary Helen Goans; several other nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. The family would like to extend special thanks to Linda Chrzanowski, who became an adopted sister and the staff of Amedisys Hospice, especially Ashley, Heather, Nancy, Nikki, Miranda, and Kristin for their help in the amazing care of Gail. Memorial book will be available to sign at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City from 2 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City with the Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating. Anyone wishing to attend the graveside service will meet at Oak Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m. Masks and social distancing are requested by the family to help reduce the spread of sickness.


Joseph Luke Forgety III was born Oct. 1, 1956, to Audrey Allen Forgety and the late Joseph Luke Forgety Jr., in Rogersville. He was a beloved educator in the Anderson County School System and was recently retired after 40 years of service. He was a faithful member of the Callahan Road Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher of young adults. Additionally, he was a Minister of Music at Fisher Creek, Norwood Baptist, and Bethel Baptist, where he also served as an ordained deacon. One of Joe’s many hobbies included playing golf with his friends and sons. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, doing activities with his three precious granddaughters, and preparing for his fourth granddaughter. Other than his Mother, Joseph Luke Forgety III is also survived by: Wife, Pamela Simmons Forgety; two sons, Joseph Lee (Abby) Forgety, and Jared (Rachel) Forgety; one daughter, Loren Forgety; three granddaughters, Emma, Audrey, and Lena; one sister, Rhonda (Denny) Evans; and one sister-in-law, Toni Simmons. In addition, he is also survived by five nieces, Shannon Evans, and Alex, Tori, Janae, and Ranay Simmons. Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Luke Forgety III, will be conducted at Second Baptist Church, in Clinton, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, with the Reverends J.C. Newman and Bo Pebley officiating. Graveside services will be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. The procession will be escorted to the cemetery by the Anderson County School Resource Officers. The family will receive friends for visitation between the hours of 2 p.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday afternoon at the church. Social distancing guidelines and masks are strongly encouraged. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to the Anderson County Education Foundation, which will provide scholarships to at-risk youth, through the Bridge Academy. Checks may be made payable to: Education Foundation For Joe Forgety Scholarship 212 North Hicks Street Clinton, Tennessee 37716 The family would like to extend their most sincere appreciation to the medical staff at the University of Tennessee Medical Center for all their love and care for Joe and the family. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Gladys Geneva Bumgardner Taylor, 89, passed away Nov. 29, 2020, at her home. Gladys was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Anderson County to the late James Henry Lee Bumgardner and Maxine Bunch Bumgardner. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Briceville First Baptist Church earlier in her life. Gladys enjoyed word search puzzles, working in her flower bed, and bird watching. She enjoyed visiting Dollywood and watching University of Tennessee sports. In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by: Husband, James E. (J.E.) Taylor; son, Richard Bumgardner; daughter, Jearldine "Candy" Taylor; brothers, Bill and Wade Bumgardner; sisters, Lucille Shoffner, Annie Smith, Trula Smith, and Hazel Raper; grandson, Bryan Bumgardner; twin granddaughters, Melissa Jean and Stephanie Lynn Jones; and great-granddaughter, Stephanie Ann Melissa Jones. Survivors include: Children, Debbie and Fred VanNorstran, Sandy and Ronnie Spitzer, Johnny and Valdra Taylor, Eddie and Debbie Taylor, Mitzi and Mike Evans; sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Phil Casaday; grandchildren, Jason Jones, Ronnie and Megan Spitzer, Ashley Spitzer and fiancé Chris Longmars, Madison Taylor, Shelly Bumgardner and family; great-grandchild, Jay Jay Jones Visitation is from 4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Phillips and son, Eddie Taylor, officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City to go in procession to Sam Foust Cemetery in Lake City for a 2 p.m. graveside service.


William “Bill” Ellis Burt, Clinton, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Mr. Burt was born in Lonaconing, Md., to Alexander A. Burt and Margaret Byers Burt on June 22, 1935. Bill was a member of the last graduating class of Central High School, Lonaconing, Md., in 1953. He served six years in the Army. In 1998 he retired from the WV Pulp & Paper Company in Luke, Md., after 44-½ years. After retiring, he and his wife, Charlene, decided to move from Rawlings, Md., to Tennessee to be near their son and his family. Soon after moving he joined the Shriners at Kerbela in Knoxville. He was a dedicated Shriner always working many hours to raise money to keep the 22 Childrens Hospitals open and caring for the many patients. He loved helping at Kerbela and was on the Aides staff for more than 17 years. Bill has been a member of Georges Creek Valley Masonic Lodge #161 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Cumberland, Md., and the Shriners in Maryland and Tennessee for more than 50 years. Bill was preceded in death by: Parents, Alexander Burt and Margaret Burt; brother, James Burt of Lonaconing, Md.; son, William E Burt II. He is survived by: Wife of 63 years, Charlene Burt; daughter-in-law, aka daughter, Tammy Burt; grandkids, William E. Burt III and Alexis Burt; sister-in-law, Ann Burt The family will receive friends in the chapel of Jones Mortuary from 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. Online condolences for the family may be expressed at Jones Mortuary is in charge of all arrangements.


Delmer Lee Bumgardner passed away Thanksgiving Day at the age of 82 in the National Health Care Center of Murfreesboro. Hester, his loving and devoted wife of 27 years, was at his side. Delmer was born in Clinton to Willie and Maggie Bumgardner. He graduated from Norris High School in 1958. In his younger years he was an accomplished stock car racer, driving car number 24, which he named “Tennessee Hillbilly.” He was a skilled brick and stone mason until retiring in his 70’s. He was an avid sportsman and loved hunting and fishing. He is survived by: Children, Randy, Lynn and Angela; four grandchildren, Adam, Ashley, Amanda and Samantha; and four great-grandchildren, Tavyn, Gabriel, Mason and Meka; sister, Louise; and brother-in-law, Doug Gray; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by: Stepson, Tim James and his wife Angie and their children and grandchildren; and his best friend, and cousin, Charles Smith; and numerous cousins and friends. His ashes will be interred at Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton, next to his parents and his sister, Wanda, at noon Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.