The community is morning the loss of a longtime elected county official - Sumner County Register of Deeds, Pam Whitaker, who passed away Saturday morning. A release sent from the office of County Executive Anthony Holt reads, "We are extremely shocked and saddened by the passing of Mrs. Pam Whitaker. Mrs. Whitaker will be severely missed by all her constituents and fellow elected officials across the county." Whitaker worked in Sumner County government for more than two decades; starting first as deputy clerk, then running for register of deeds. "During her tenure, she spent her time working to improve the Register of Deeds office by computerizing, digitizing, and modernizing to help it be more user friendly," Holt goes on to say. "Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends at this time."