On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Joie Loretta Helton Bullock, went to be with The Lord at age 87. Joie was born Aug. 22, 1931, in Evarts, Ky., to Glen Drefus Helton and Lela Peace Helton. She moved to Toledo where she met her husband, Clyde Bullock Jr., and raised one son, Clyde (Pete) Eugene Bullock, and one daughter, Pamela Irene Bullock Seay. Later she moved to Piqua, Ohio, to raise her family and then to Lake City, now Rocky Top. Joie enjoyed attending church, crocheting, camping, writing to pen friends around the world, crosswords and spending time with her loved ones. She was proceeded in death by: Parents, Glen and Lela; brothers, Eugene, Glen Jr., Virgil, Raymond, Harold; and sisters, Doris and Orilla. She is survived by: Husband, Clyde; and her two children, Pete (Mary Ann) and Pam (Robert); four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth (Pam) and Donald (Linda); sister, Dessie Kanniard (Harold); and numerous nieces and nephews. After a service at Holley Gamble Funeral Home she was interred at Leach Cemetery in Rocky Top. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee.


Rosia Lee “Cotton” Shepherd, 78, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Norris Health and Rehab in Andersonville. Cotton loved her home where she lived. She loved her family, reading, and working in her yard, especially with her roses. Her favorite bird was hummingbirds. Cotton was an animal lover, especially dogs. Cotton was preceded in death by: Parents, Leonzia and Mallie Gilbrath Smith; brother, George Smith; sisters, Mary Seiber and Jo Relford. Cotton is survived by: Husband, Clifford Shepherd; daughter, Barbara Harris of Clinton; sister, Elzie Patterson of Rocky Top; granddaughter, Sonya Daniel (Marty) of Clinton; two great-grandchildren, Hayley Currier and Hunter Currier; and a host of other relatives and friends. Cotton’s family received her friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with her celebration of life to follow at 8 p.m. with Bro. Robert Jones officiating. Her interment was at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Gilbrath cemetery in the Marlow community. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.


Roy E. Woodward, 84, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at his home in Clinton with his wife of 61 years, Dorothy, by his side. Roy was born in Nevisdale, Ky., to Millard and Lola (Siler) Woodward. He was the sixth of seven children. The family moved to Lake City when he was young, and he attended Lake City High School where he met his future wife Dorothy. Even as a young man, he loved being around children, and many of his and Dorothy's dates included Roy giving Dorothy's younger brother guitar lessons or taking one of Roy's nephews or nieces fishing. After their marriage in 1957 Roy worked mostly in the insurance business, which led to them traveling to many different cities and making friends along the way. In retirement, they returned to East Tennessee and settled in Clinton. His family and friends will always remember his generosity, sense of humor, and devotion to his loved ones. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Earl, Neal, Jay, Faye Perry, and Patsy Guyton. He is survived by: Wife, Dorothy; daughter, Robin (Lee) Cravey; son, Neal (Cindy) Woodward; beloved granddaughters, Mary Woodward and Hannah Cravey; sister, Winnifred Becker; and many nieces and nephews. The family is planning a private memorial service at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


Carolyn Bradley, 74, Clinton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Carolyn enjoyed having yard sales. She also enjoyed finding bargains at flea markets and yard sales. Carolyn was preceded in death by: Parents, Raymond and Elizabeth Phillips; and brother, Fred Foust. She is survived by: Husband, Richard Bradley of Clinton; son, Phillip Richard Bradley of Clinton; brother, Carl Foust and wife Dorris of Powell; and grandson, Dillon Bradley of Clinton. At Carolyn’s request there will be no services for her. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be to the family at


Hubert Duncan Jr., 96, Clinton, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at his home in Clinton. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 – 1946. Hubert was a PFC, in the Anti-Aircraft Unit and fought three major battles, Normandy, France, and Rhineland. His family had a business, Duncan Coal Company, that he helped own and operate. He loved his family and was very proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed sharing stories with them about growing up in Clinton. Hubert was an avid hunter and fisherman and helped build the Alcoa Plant. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton. Hubert was preceded in death by: Parents, Hubert and Eva Duncan; brothers, Chalmer Duncan and Carl Lester Duncan; and sister, Louise Hankins. Hubert is survived by: Wife of 62 years, Lorene Johnson Duncan of Clinton; children, Jeanne K. Duncan and fiancé Mike Houston of Maryville, Lora Nickell and husband Mark of Smyrna, and Hubert Duncan III of Clinton; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and special daughter-in-law, Brenda Duncan of Clinton. The family would like to thank Avalon Hospice for the great care they had given Hubert during his illness. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital. Hubert’s family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with his funeral service following at 7 p.m. with Mark Nickell and Keith Nickell officiating. Hubert’s interment was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Farmer’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Clinton with full military honors. Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at


Leroy Taylor Jr., 55, Lake City, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at his home. Jr. was born on Sept. 10, 1963, to Leroy and Joyce Roach Taylor. Jr. enjoyed watching dirt track racing, Duck Dynasty and the Andy Griffith show. He loved playing and spending time with his grandchildren. Jr. was preceded in death by his dad Leroy; and daughter-in-law, Samantha Taylor. Survivors: Wife of 36 years, Kathy Taylor of Lake City; sons, Corey Lee Taylor of Lake City, Leroy Drake and Nakita Taylor of Lake City; grandchildren, Corbyn, Bryson, Collyn, Coltyn, Mason, Shealyn and Easton Taylor; mother, Joyce Taylor of Caryville; brothers, David Taylor of Vasper, Bryan and Jessica Taylor of Lake City, Jason and Jessica Taylor of Johnson City; sisters, Gail and Roger Hawkins of Lake City, Wanda Branam of Jacksboro;a host of other family members and friends that mourn his passing. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Mac Marlow officiating. The family will meet at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to New Vasper Cemetery, Vasper, for an 11 a.m. graveside service.


Betty Humphreys Clark, 77, Kingston passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1941, in Sweetwater and has been a lifelong resident of Roane County. She loved spending time with her family and especially treasured every minute spent with her grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Husband, Fred (Junior) Clark; parents, Paul and Clara Plemons Humphreys; brothers, Walter and Bob Humphreys; sisters, Christine Crabtree and Lucille Forrester. Survivors: Daughter, Angie Hartley and husband, Joe of Kingston; son, Freddy Clark and wife Melissa of Kingston; grandchildren, Alex Lunsford and husband Lucas, Meg Hartley and Blake Hartley; brothers, Don Humphreys of Kingston, Tommy Humphreys and wife Debbie of Kingston; sister, Lavonna Breazeale and husband, Gary of Kingston; sisters-in-law, Sarah Humphreys of Kingston, Margaret Hall of Harriman; a host of extended family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Fraker Funeral Home in Kingston. A private graveside service will be held for the immediate family with the Rev. Randy Griffis officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the charity of your choice. Online register book can be signed at Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston in charge of all the arrangements.


Madeline C. Lockhart, 86, went to her heavenly home Jan. 1, 2019. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her throughout her life and ultimately gave her peace. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church in Claxton. Madeline was born to the late Fred and Carrie Cox of Claxton. Growing up in Claxton, she enjoyed playing with paper dolls, horseback riding and being outdoors. She was married to the late Amos Lockhart for 36 years. Their sons John, Mike and Darrell made life never boring, sometimes challenging and always an adventure. As a family, they enjoyed traveling and family game nights. Along with being a loving mother and caring for her family, she was a caregiver in her community and a talented and gifted artist/woodworker, selling her crafts locally. While she loved scrapbooking her photographs, quilting was, by far, her greatest passion. She designed and created countless quilts that are being enjoyed across the country and overseas. As a wonderful cook she was most known for her delicious red velvet cake, whose secret recipe was only shared with her beloved granddaughter, Samantha. She found strength, encouragement and peace in her daily Bible reading and devotions. Preceded in death by: Sister, Mary Bean; and brother, Elmer Cox. She leaves to cherish her memory: Faithful companion of 24 years, Bill Fraker; sons, John (Shanna) of Clinton, Mike of Gastonia, N.C., and Darrell of Claxton; grandchildren, Samantha, Alex and Tayler; five great-grandchildren; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Her life was blessed by faithful friends and devoted neighbors. The family would like to thank Madeline’s doctors/nurses and the University of Tennessee Hospice for their “above and beyond” care. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Family and friends will meet at Holley-Gamble at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, and go in funeral procession to Riverview Baptist Church Cemetery in Claxton for a graveside service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jackie Bunch officiating.