Martha Ann Rogers, 83, of Benton, passed away at her home on Monday, April 16, 2012.
She was a faithful member of Zion Baptist Church until her illness.
She was a homemaker most of her life, devoting herself to her family. She enjoyed traveling, doll making, sewing and cooking. She was well known for her apple stack cakes and fried apple pies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Kate Brown Ramsey; sister, Dorothy Bates; brothers: Hoyt, Pete, Sonny and George Ramsey Jr.; and a great-granddaughter, Namya Wooten.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Eugene “Bunk” Rogers of Benton; children: Gena Rymer and husband, Bruce, Gary Rogers, Glenn Rogers and wife, LaMeesa, all of Benton, and Kathy Silvers and husband, William, of Old Fort; grandchildren: Carmen and Randy Ray, Rachel Cross, Chris and Nichole Rogers, Emily Silvers, Jessica Silvers, Marina Rogers, Samuel Rogers, Amos Rogers, Oliver Rogers and Molly Rogers; great-grandchildren: Michael Ray, KayLeigh and Miguel Gomez, Carlee Cross, Emma and Noah Rogers; and her caregivers from Caris Hospice of Athens and Guardian Home Health.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. today, April 18, 2012, at Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. David Peters, W.L. Shipman and Jimmy Cheatham officiating.
Interment will be on held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
Pallbearers will be Glenn Rogers, Chris Rogers, Randy Ray, Samuel Rogers, Amos Rogers and Oliver Rogers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive Suite 8, Chattanooga, TN 37421; The Gideons International, PO Box 286, Charleston, TN 37310-0286 or Caris Hospice of Athens, 421 Old Riceville Road Suite 3, Athens TN 37303.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Rogers family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.