Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Royston Baptist Church in Royston, with the Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Royston. Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Michael and Eric Raskin, Jeff, Chad and Todd Brown, Matthew and Jessica Henson and Avery Ferron.
Mrs. Rogers was born July 28, 1922, in Gilmer County to the late Fred A. and Carrie Penland Reece. She was raised in East Ellijay by her grandparents, W. K. and Malissa Reece. In 1942 she married the love of her life, Robert L. Rogers, and they later moved to Cartersville and then to Royston. Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker. After the death of her husband, she worked part-time with Walmart in Hartwell as a door greeter. While living in Royston, Mrs. Rogers was an active member of the Royston Baptist Church where she had served on the Baptismal Committee, had been a member of the choir and WMU, had been a Sunday School and Training Union teacher, and also a Bible Sword Drill Instructor. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. In 2005 Mrs. Rogers moved to Louisville, Ga., to live with her daughter, Donna Rogers.
Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband and sisters, Margaret R. Bailey, Ruby R. Printup, and Kathryn R. Harmon; brothers, Fred A. Reece and Robert William "Bill" Reece. She is survived by daughters, Donna Rogers, Louisville, Cherry R. Brown, Lavonia, Marsha R. Henson, Brentwood, Tenn.; and a son, Robert K. (Elaine) Rogers, Smithville, Va.; sister, Freda R. (Abe) Wender, Cleveland, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Winnie F. Reece, Ellijay; grandchildren, Michael Raskin, Atlanta, Eric (Kris) Raskin, Cumming, Jeff Brown, Royston, Chad (Melanie) Brown, Lavonia, Todd (Jade) Brown, Jesup, Matthew (Leslie) Henson, Madison, Miss., Jessica Henson, Charleston, S.C., Lauren Rogers, Greenville, N.C., Sarah Rogers, Smithville, Va.; great-grandchildren, Savannah Campbell, Avery Ferron, Kate and Laura Ramsey, Lilly Henson, Reagan and Finley Brown; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests, those desiring, please make memorial contributions to the Augusta Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904, United Hospice, 667 S. Main St, Swainsboro, GA 30401, or Royston Baptist Church, 767 Church St., Royston, GA 30662.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church prior to the services.
You may sign the family's personal guestbook online at www.taylorfhlouisville.com.
Taylor Funeral Home, 401 W. 8th St., Louisville, is in charge of arrangements.