Originally created 06/18/04

Mrs. Amy L. Rogers (HARTWELL, Ga.)



HARTWELL, Ga.- Amy Lou Culbreth Rogers, widow of Sgt. Ruben Rogers (Ret.), went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 8, 2004 at the Hart Care Center in Hartwell, Ga. Mrs. Rogers was born in Dearing, Ga. on June 12, 1914 and died four days shy of her "90th" birthday. She was a resident of Augusta and Richmond County throughout her long and productive life, working as a telephone operator for Southern Bell, a wife, mother and parent, a nurse's aide, a Sunday School teacher and hospital volunteer. Mrs. Rogers is survived by a son, Dr. Clayton Rogers and his wife Betty, who live in Virginia; a daughter, Judith Rogers Wright and her husband Wendell who live in Anderson, S.C.; three grandsons, Allen Wright and his wife, Tammy of West Pelzer, S.C., and their children, Noah and Gabrielle; Paul Wright of Spartanburg, S.C. and Jared Wright of Alpharetta, Ga. and a special nephew, John Gay and his wife, Lillie of Augusta. She was the last of the childre n born to Walter and Molly Culbreth of McDuffie County. Throughout her life she is remembered for her warm and happy disposition and her cheerful and inclusive greetings to those around her. She strived to be a Child of God and tried to be a peacemaker among friends and family. She took pride in the success of her children and other life achievements. Her essay on the Paris Peace Pact, which was written in 1932 while a student at Thomson High School, was recognized as the best in the State of Georgia. A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Bayvale Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James F. Bland officiating. All who knew Amy are welcome to attend. A reception with the family will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. The body has been cremated and the cremains interred at Hillcrest Memorial Park next to her husband. Amy and the family requested any memorial contributions, in her memory, be made to Bayvale Baptist Church or to the Arthritis Foundation. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, Ga. 30907 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle June 18, 2004