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Obituary: Gordon Rogers, Greenwood

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Gordon Lambert Rogers, 84, joined the Kingdom Triumphant on Thursday June 13, 2013. He was a resident of Greenwood and formerly of Southport, Edinburgh, North Vernon and Zephyrhills, Florida.

Gordon was born Dec. 23, 1928 in Hayesville, North Carolina to the late Charles T. and Viola (Barnes) Rogers. He married Mary Ellen Adams on June 3, 1950 in Kentucky, they recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary.

Gordon was a business owner in the Edinburgh and Indianapolis areas for 28 years.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, crossword puzzles, reading and playing pool and pingpong.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Rogers of Greenwood; five children, Carolyn (Gary) Chelf of Jonesville, James (Janet) Rogers and Barbara (David) Lawson, both of Greenwood, Peggy (Michael) Loomis of Illinois and Paula (Bill) Daniels of Arizona; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings, Lumus Rogers, Arlecia Tilson, Oma Barnes, Lom Rogers, Lawrence Rogers; and son-in-law, Steven D. Shaw.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday June 18, 2013 at Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church, 1010 S. Main St., Edinburgh.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. Hwy 31 North and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

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