Mary Rogers


Mrs. Mary Simmons Rogers, 86, died Sunday Jan. 26, 2014 in a Chattanooga healthcare facility. Born Jan. 28, 1927 in Richard City, Tenn., the daughter of the late Roy Franklin and Martha Ellen Mayfield Simmons, she was the wife of Robert Ross Rogers of Jasper from Nov. 10, 1955 until his death in 2002. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rosealine S. Miner; and two brothers, James Cecil Simmons and Roy Franklin Simmons, Jr. "Aunt Mary", as she was known to many, loved "all the beautiful things on Gods green earth", including cooking for friends and family, watching and loving children as they grew, nature, sports, singing, and creating things of beauty with her hands. She had taught herself to arrange flowers and to decorate cakes, and made wedding cakes and planned receptions for many couples over the years. She was truly a Godly woman with many talents. A member of the South Pittsburg Church of Christ, she was educated at South Pittsburg High School, David Lipscomb College, and George Peabody College, taught a year at Whitwell High School, and had worked at Miller Brothers Company in Chattanooga, had been a social worker at Marion Countys Welfare Department, Owned and Managed Castle Rock Trailer Park with her husband, and at Hales Super Market where she managed the Floral department and worked also in the Deli. She is survived by a sister, Barbara S. Hale, of Jasper, and many loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends today 4-9 p.m. Central time at Rogers Funeral Home in Jasper, and at the South Pittsburg Church of Christ on Tuesday from Noon until time of the service. Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Church of Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at 3 p.m. with Ron Gilbert and Billy Watkins officiating. Interment will be in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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