OBITUARY

Rodger R. J. Rogers

October 16, 1936December 21, 2010

Rodger Jason "R. J." Rogers, 74 of Snellville, GA passed away on December 21, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean Faulkner Rogers, 3 children: Jon Kyle Rogers, Cynthia Karin Landes (Kirk), Susan Kimberly Ford (Charles); 3 grandchildren: Christopher Hampton, Ashley Hampton and Chandler Rogers, all of Georgia; a sister, Betty Mullins (Roy) of Monroe, NC; niece, Brenda Lilly (Richard) ; and their children, Elizabeth and Walt of Wilkesboro, NC.

R. J. Rogers was a successful food broker and business owner in Georgia until his retirement in 1993. After retirement, he dedicated himself to the history and people of Wadesboro, NC where he was born and raised. He wrote a short book on Wadesboro schools, was instrumental in getting historical markers at each school, worked with his brother-in-law, Hank Wall, to preserve all things related to Wadesboro High School (WHS). The WHS museum is now part of the Historical Society of Anson County. He began a WHS newsletter 10 years ago and a website for all former classmates to keep in touch. His legacy will be his ability to reach out and touch so many.

He was a good husband, father and grandfather - they were the light of his life.

To his friends at WHS, he would say, "Don't forget to stay in touch with one another."

Funeral services will be held at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, 3594 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, GA 30039 on December 27, 2010 at Noon. Visitation will follow the services. Entombment, Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent on: www.eternalhillsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, GA.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, December 27, 2010
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Jim Clark

January 18, 2013

I don't recall RJ except throu the Newsletter- He really started what is now "Facebook". I used the WHSer's Newsletter as other us facebook now. He understood athat everyone likes to review our past lookig for something and finding that we are better for it. Jim Clark

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Michelle Brethauer

January 23, 2011

Jean, Karin, Kim and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. I can't imagine what you must be going through. I am here to help you in any way I can. I love you all and I will miss RJ too!

Harriet Usrey

January 2, 2011

Jean and Family: It was an honor to be a recipient of the WHS Newsletter RJ established and only he could have kept it going. He had such a knack for "prodding" us when it was our "turn" to send in our entries. He was truly a remarkable man and leaves a legacy which will have a tremendous affect on so many. I had an opportunity to work with him before I retired from the Anson County Schools Central Office, sometimes assisting him in locating names, dates, etc., from the archives. The hours he spent in developing the history, museum, WHS marker, etc., will mean so much to so many. God Bless you and all your family as you mourn this loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Clif Harkey

January 1, 2011

Jean and family-- Seldom have we seen such an outpouring of love for a person as we have seen from R.J.'s friends. He truly earned our devotion, gratitude, and respect as he labored to keep us united through the newsletter and the web site. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your many, many friends are lifting you to our Heavenly Father as we remember R.J.'s contributions to our lives.

December 30, 2010

Jean and family,my sympathy for you all during this time of sorrow. R.J.'s dedication to WHS alumni will never be forgotten. We have loss a dear and trusted friend. Nancy Cathcart

December 29, 2010

We were so sorry to hear of RJ's passing. He will be missed in our family. May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time. The Lloyd Rogers Family