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I'm SO VERY saddened to hear of the loss of our friend and another great "Friend of James Rogers".
We lost Carroll “Skip” Pate, Jr on March 14, 2016 to an auto accident.

Carroll “Skip” Pate, Jr, age 70, of Del Rio, TN passed away Monday, March 14, 2016.
He was a Veteran having serving in the United States Navy during Vietnam; and was also a Mason.
He was a Union Carpenter in Maryland, Washington, DC and Florida for 35 years,
owned PDQ Lawn Service in Florida for 12 years, worked in Cabin maintenance for 11 years
and worked at French’s Boots. Loved hunting, fishing and golf.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll R. Pate, Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Donna M. Pate; mother, Frances Evers Pate;
children, son and daughter-in-law, Jason C. and Megan Pate; son, Jeffrey C. Pate; grandchildren, Isabel Pate and Addison Pate;
brother, Gary Pate; sister-in-law, Nancy Keppler; nieces, Noelle Pate, Jada Pate and Melanie Camden;
nephews, Harry Keppler, Anthony Keppler and Brian Keppler; also other family and friends.
Memorial services were held 2:00 pm Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Doctor James Bennington officiating.

I apologize for not making note of this sooner, but I only recently found out!

Skip is at the left of the pic.


Donna, you have our deepest condolences. Will keep you and yours in our prayers.
Skip is missed!






SO very sorry to hear of the passing of Doris Martin.
Doris and Paul have been two of our (mine personally) favorite people and loving and devoted fans of James Rogers and his work for many years.
You've never seen anyone sweeter or friendlier than the two of them.

We had just recently heard of Doris' very bad state of health, and have been in contact with their granddaughter Lauren Loson.

Yesterday, (Sept. 14, 2013) I heard that Doris had passed away.

Lauren told me that at the memorial services, during the slideshow presentation they played "Fly Eagle Fly".

Doris was such a sweet dear person, always smiling with a great outlook.
She will be greatly missed by her friends and all of us 'friends of James Rogers'.

To Paul, and to you, Lauren and the rest of the family...we can't say enough about how sorry we are for your great loss.

I took this photo of them, the last time I saw them. They were at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN and as always when they were able..were on the front seat of James' show.


Doris Willodean (Dean) Carroll Martin, aged 83 years, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
She was a longtime resident of Brookhaven, GA, where she resided with her husband of 59 years, Paul Albert Martin of Newark, NY.
She was born in Chattanooga, TN on May 3, 1930 to the late Randolph Floyd Carroll and Ada Mae Taylor Carroll.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her siblings: Raymond Eugene Carroll, Thomas Eddie Carroll, Charles Herbert Carroll,
Mildred Elizabeth Carroll Jackson, Frances Ollie Carroll, Dorothy Virginia Carroll Denniston, Alice Wanda Carroll Hawley,
and Joyce Raydean Carroll Carter; and her grandson: Christopher Lee Loson.
Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Jane Ann Martin DeVries (Doug), Joan Elizabeth Martin Stabilito (Frank), and son, James Albert Martin (Tina); grandchildren: Brad Patrick, Brian Patrick, Lauren Loson Doege (Erin), Nathan Martin, Joshua Martin, Breanna DeVries, and Madison DeVries;
and great-grandchildren: Haley Doege and Jordan Doege.
Mrs. Martin grew up in church and was a member of the North Chattanooga Church of God.
She loved Southern Gospel music; a comfort to her in her later wheelchair-bound days.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she will be greatly missed.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
at Mountain West Church of God, 4818 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087.
The family will receive friends prior to the service at 10 a.m.
For those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.
(American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311 or





















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