George “Bunk” Eugene Rogers, 88, a lifelong resident of Benton, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the family residence.
He was a member of Zion Baptist Church. Before his retirement, he was a contractor for Bell South.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Rogers; his parents, George Oliver Rogers and Mary Moore Rogers; sisters: Eula Bramlett and Jane Evans; and brothers: Bennie Rogers, Ray Rogers and John Woodrow Rogers.
Survivors include his 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 Nicole 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, and Emma and Noah Rogers; two sisters: Mary Bramlett and Jo Stewart both of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at the Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. David Peters, Jerry Campbell, W.L. Shipman and Kinzel Hooker officiating.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
His family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church prior to the service.
The family requests memorials be made to Zion Baptist Church.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Rogers family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.