MRS. PAULINE S. ROGERS
The Fayette Falcon
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Mrs. Pauline Scott Rodgers, resident of Somerville and retired school teacher who participated in community, church and Eastern Star activities throughout much of her life, died at 12:30 P. M. Thursday, January 22, 2004 at the National Healthcare Center in Somerville where she had been a resident for the past two years. She was 91 years of age and died following an extended illness.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 P. M. Saturday, January 24th at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Whiteville with Rev. Bertie Moore, former pastor of the church, officiating. Special remarks were given by a longtime friend, Earl Dowdy of Somerville. Interment was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rodgers was born May 26, 1912, in the Dancyville Community on the Fayette-Haywood County line, the daughter of the late William Wallace Scott and the late Eva Elizabeth Findley Scott. She was educated in the local public school system and continued her education at the former Memphis State University and Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee. Mrs. Rodgers was married November 5, 1940, to Brinkley Rodgers, longtime employee of Morris Lumber Company in Somerville, who died September 1, 1992.
She was a teacher for the Fayette County Board of Education for 35 years and then taught the first and second grades at the Union Academy at Laconia from 1981 until her retirement. Mrs. Rodgers was a lifelong resident of the Whiteville and Somerville areas and participated in community, religious and educational activities of the area for many years.
She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was a respected disciplinarian teaching hundreds of local students during her long teaching career. Eastern Star and religious activities were an important part of Mrs. Rodgers life. She served in numerous positions of the local Order of the Eastern Star for many years and other memberships included the Friendship Club of Whiteville, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Sorority. Mrs. Rodgers was also a member of the Gavel Club in Jackson, TN, a club honoring the past Matrons and past Patrons of the Eastern Star Chapters in West Tennessee.
Mrs. Rodgers was a devoted member of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church near Whiteville for many years. She participated in numerous church activities for much of her life. She enjoyed music and was a lifelong member of the church choir.
Mrs. Rodgers is survived by her son, Robert Winston Rodgers of the Mount Moriah Community; two grandchildren, Paula Rodgers of Tucson, Arizona, Chris Rodgers of Memphis and one great-grandson, David Scott Rodgers of Memphis.
Casket bearers were Gary Hazelwood, Lem Marbury, Larry Peterson, William Rodgers, Cary Rodgers, and L. A. Rodgers.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 1825 Mt. Moriah Drive, Whiteville, TN 38075
Obituary prepared for the site and photo scan by MARY KAY DANCY SMITH
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