Robert Brinkley Rogers



The Fayette Falcon
September 9, 1992

Robert Brinkley Rodgers of Somerville, well-known retired employee of Grady Morris and Son Lumber Company in Somerville and long active in the affairs of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Whiteville, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Methodist Hospital of Somerville.

Funeral services were conducted on September 3rd at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Whiteville with the Rev. Bertie C. Moore, pastor of the church and Rev. W. A. Smith of Whiteville, officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Rodgers was born July 26, 1918, in Fayette County the son of the late James Robert and Elizabeth Wiles Rodgers. He attended Whiteville area schools and was a graduate of Whiteville H. S. He married the former Pauline Scott on Nov. 5, 1940.

Mr. Rodgers was employed for more than 40 years by the Grady Morris and Son Lumber Co. in Somerville, both as a carpenter and salesman. He retired from full-time employment in 1980, but continued to work on a part-time basis until his illness.

Mr. Rogers was a lifelong resident of the area and a devoted member of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church throughout his life. He has served as a Sunday School superintendent for many years and was also a former director of the Baptist Training Union. He was a trustee of the church and served both the building committee and the Mount Moriah Cemetery Association board. He was well known for his expertise in growing roses.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert W. Rodgers of Greenwood, Miss.; a sister, Lois Spencer of Somerville; and two grandchildren, Paula Rodgers of Tucson, Ariz. and Chris Rodgers of Memphis.

Active pallbearers were Ray Glover, Skippy Parker, David Roberson, Jimmy Rodgers, L. A. Rodgers, and William Rodgers. Honorary pallbearers were Chester Connor, Otis Connor, Jimmy Kirby, Doctor Frank McKnight, Bobby Morris, Emil Parroitt, Homer Smith and Will Allen Smith.