HARTWELL, Ga.- Amy Lou Culbreth Rogers, widow of Sgt. Rogers (Ret), died Tuesday June 8, 2004 at the Hart Care Center in Hartwell, GA.
Mrs. Rogers was born in Dearing, Ga. on June 12, 1914 and died four days shy of her 90th birthday. She was a resident of Augusta and Richmond County throughout her long and productive life, working as a telephone operator for Southern Bell, a wife, mother and parent, a nurse's aide, a Sunday School teacher and hospital volunteer.
Mrs. Rogers is survived by a son, Dr. Clayton Rogers and his wife Betty, who live in Virginia; a daughter, Judith Rogers Wright and her husband Wendell who live in Anderson, S.C.; three grandsons, Allen Wright and his wife Tammy of West Pelzer, S.C., and their children Noah and Gabrielle, Paul Wright of Spartanburg, S.C. and Jared Wright of Alpharetta, Ga.; a special nephew, John Gay and his wife Lillie of Augusta; one great-grandson and one great-great-grand son.
She was the last of the children born to Walter and Molly Culbreth of McDuffie County. Throughout her life she is remembered for her warm and happy disposition and her cheerful and inclusive greetings to those around her. She strived to be a Child of God and tried to be a peacemaker among friends and family. She took pride in the success of her children and other life achievements. Her essay on the Paris Peace Pact, which was written in 1932 while a student at Thomson High School, was recognized as the best in the State of Georgia.
A memorial celebration of her life was held on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Bayvale Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James F. Bland officiating.
The body has been cremated and the remains interred at Hillcrest Memorial Park next to her husband. Amy and the family requested any memorial contributions, in her memory, be made to Bayvale Baptist Church or to the Arthritis Foundation.
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.