Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee
October 10, 2001

Mrs. Grace Powell Rogers

Mrs. Grace Powell Anderson Rogers, longtime resident of Somerville and retired educator, died at 3:30 P.M., Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at the Methodist Hospital North in Memphis where she had been a patient for one week. She was 82 years of age and died following a brief illness.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 P. M. Friday October 5th at the Somerville Methodist Church with Rev. Walter German, Pastor of the Church, officiating. Interment was in the Somerville City Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rogers was born August 21, 1919, in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Charles Wesley Anderson and the late Grace Cowles Powell Anderson of Stanton, Tennessee. She attended area schools and was a graduate of the present University of Memphis. Mrs. Rogers was married in 1943 to Edward Harrison Rogers, longtime School Plant Supervisor for the Fayette County School System before his retirement. Mr. & Mrs. Rogers celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on August 21st of this year.

Mrs. Rogers had been a resident of Somerville since 1947. She was a homemaker throughout her life and was a public school teacher in the Haywood and Fayette County school systems in earlier years. She also taught Latin for a number of years in the Memphis City School system. Mrs. Rogers was a devoted member of the Somerville First United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was a longtime member of the Craddock Book Club of Somerville and in past years was a member of the Fayette County Organ Club. She enjoyed flower gardening.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rogers is survived by her son, E. Harrison Rogers of Brookside Village, Texas; her brother, Charles Anderson of Clarksville, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Janelle K. Bremer of Poplar Grove, Illinois, Kenneth E. Rogers of Katy, Texas; and her great-grandson, Zachariah P. Bremer of Poplar Grove, Illinois.

Casket bearers were Tommy Anderson, Pete Bremer, Edd Denniston, Ray McGhee, Charles Taylor and David Walker.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Somerville First United Methodist Church.

Edward Harrison and Grace Powell Rogers owned a portion of the original Jones-Rogers Farm. This Dancyville area farm was a part of the original land grant given to a Coppedge ancestor.

Farm information from the records of  TYRRELL JONES BOND

Obituary transcription by MARY  KAY   DANCY  SMITH