William Marion Rogers, Sr
Hephzibah, GA – William Marion Rogers, Sr, 84, of Willis Foreman Rd, husband of the late Marian Elizabeth Whitehead Rogers, entered into rest Monday, January 2, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 6, at 3:00 PM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Reverend Billy Turner and Reverend Kevin Towns officiating.
Interment will follow in Mt Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Rogers, son of the late Dozier and Ola Mae McCorkle Rogers, graduated from Warren County High School and lived most of his life in Richmond County. He was Past President of the Hephzibah Lions Club. He served in the Navy SeeB’s during World War II and retired from Civil Service with the Army at Fort Gordon, GA. He spent his retirement traveling and was a full-time caregiver for Elizabeth during her battle with Alzheimers in her later years. He loved nature and was never more delighted than when he could see a deer, turkey, rabbit, or covey of quail. This love he passed on to his family. One of his favorite places was Cades Cove in The Smoky Mountains.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Rogers, and his brother, John Rogers.
He is survived by his son, Billy Rogers and his wife, Gloria, of Hephzibah; his daughter, Susan Peebles and her husband, Harry, of Jesup; his grandchildren, Nikki Rogers Taylor and her husband, Jeremy, of Hephzibah, Trey Rogers and his wife, Libby, of Hephzibah, Jessica Ann Rogers, of Augusta, James Alex Rogers, of Augusta, Wesley Jarrett Peebles, of Jesup, and William Nelson Peebles, of Jesup; his great granddaughters, Emma Rhae Taylor and Kinsley Elizabeth Rogers; and his brothers, Harvey Rogers and his wife, Mae.
Pallbearers will be Chris Rogers, Gary James, Jeremy Taylor, James Raborn, Allen Raborn, Steve Raborn, and MC Raborn.
The family will receive friends Thursday, January 5, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill RD, Augusta, GA 30906.