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Gordon Lambert Rogers

Gordon Lambert Rogers, 84, joined the Kingdom Triumphant on Thursday, June 13, 2013. He was a resident of Greenwood and a former resident of Southport, Edinburgh, North Vernon and Zephyrhills, Fla.

Gordon was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Hayesville, N.C., to the late Charles T. and Viola (Barnes) Rogers.

He married Mary Ellen Adams on June 3, 1950, in Kentucky; they recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary.

Gordon was a business owner in the Edinburgh and Indianapolis areas for 28 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, working crossword puzzles, reading and playing pool and pingpong.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Rogers of Greenwood; five children, Carolyn (Gary) Chelf of Jonesville, James (Janet) Rogers and Barbara (David) Lawson, both of Greenwood, Peggy (Michael) Loomis of Illinois and Paula (Bill) Daniels of Arizona; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Lumus Rogers, Arlecia Tilson, Oma Barnes, Lorn Rogers and Lawrence Rogers; and a son-in-law, Steven D. Shaw.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church, 1010 S. Main St., Edinburgh. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North, and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

Information: 535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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