Revs. John Mitchell, John Ahart, and Grandville Courtney officiated at the services. Burial followed in Hurricane Cemetery in Trigg County with Military Honors provided by the U.S. Navy and the American Legion.
Mr. Rogers died on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at 7:53 p.m., at Russellville Health Care Manor of natural causes.
Mr. Rogers was born on January 20, 1925, in Amboy, Ill. He was the son of the late David Price and Lulu Mae Weinbrenner Rogers.
Mr. Rogers was a bookkeeper for Rockford Chemical Company; member of Gideon’s International, Blackhawk Baptist Association, Rockford, Ill.; V.F.W.; helped begin the Jail Ministry in Belvidere, Ill.; and was a member of New Union Baptist Church in Russellville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jane Adams Rogers; and a sister, Helen Jean Bushman.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Willeford Rogers of Russellville; son, Larry Rogers of Belvidere, Ill.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Clarence Pelton of Cadiz, Mary and Joe Roberts of Rockford, Ill., Linda and Derald Halley and Karen and Jimmy Jackson, all of Herber Springs, Alaska; two step sons and daughter-in-law, Andy and Barbara Raymer and Bobby Gray Brooks, all of Russellville; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Tom Riffle and Valerie and Brian Brown, all of Russellville; two sisters, Irene Woodring and Bea Oakley, both of Sterling, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, Mary Ann Tabor, Juanita Rivera, Johnny Rivera, Vicky Seldman, Eric Fleming, Amanda Currey, Jessie Pelton, Seth Rogers, Christine Clogowski, Calvin Pelton, Camey Hoover, and Benji Pelton; 11 great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Renner, Michael Livingston, Brandon Tabor, Autumn Jones, Ashley Kasch, Nicole Kasch, Kattie Kasch, Destiny Hoover, Laura Clogowski, Matthew Clogowski, and Sarah Clogowski; five step-grandchildren, Eric Riffle, Kim Furlow, Amanda Brown, Sarah Brown, and Andrea Raymer; five step great-grandchildren, Dalton Furlow, Jonathan Furlow, Camron Riffle, Kathryn Riffle, and Trevor Riffle; and one great-great-grandchild, Carloss Delatorre.
Suellen Hendricks, organist, and Clay King, vocalist and pianist furnished the music.