State of Georgia, County of Spalding, "GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS," p. 1, Friday, November 1, 1974, Steven Lamar Rodgers.
Griffinite killed, two hurt in wreck. A Griffinite was killed and two others injured in a head on collision of two vans late yesterday afternoon. The wreck occurred on GA 3 near the Georgia Experiment Station Food Science building and Lover's Lane around 5:45 P. M.
Steven Lamar Rodgers, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. (Buddy) Rodgers, one of the drivers, apparently was killed instantly. His passenger, Milton Kenneth Starr, 18, of Sunnyside, was pinned in the van for at least 30 minutes and suffered a hip injury, broken leg, and multiple lacerations.
Larry Williamson, 20, of Route Five, Box 106, who was driving the other van, suffered a broken arm and leg and hip injuries. Williamson and Starr were admitted to the Griffin-Spalding Hospital and were both listed in fair condition there this morning. According to Griffin police, Rodgers was traveling south on GA 3 when his van crossed the center line and collided with the Williamson vehicle which was headed north.
Rodgers was thrown from his van which overturned and landed on top of him, police said.
Starr was trapped in the vehicle, his legs pinned between the seat and lower front section. Two wreckers had to pry the vehicle apart to free him.
Hospital ambulance found Williamson lying beside the road. A Native of Spalding County, Mr. Rodgers was a graduate of Griffin High School in 1972. He attended Clayton Junior College and was employed by Cotter and Co. He was a member of the Vineyard Baptist Church.
In addition to the parents, he is survived by his grandmothers, Mrs. R. G. Culpepper, Sr., and Mrs. J. S. Rodgers, both of Griffin, several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the chapel of Pittman Rawls Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Ivey will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Griffin Spalding County Georgia, USA Plot: Section C; Block 6