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 Voy Cortez Rogers

Voy Cortez Rogers

Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA
Death 28 Jun 2007 (aged 93)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Lee County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 131659810 · View Source
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Obituary Voy Rogers
SALTILLO – Voy Cortez Rogers, 93, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at his home in the Springhill Community after a brief illness. He was born May 13, 1914, in Itawamba County to the late Joseph Rogers and Laura Belle Funderburk Rogers. He lived most of his adult life in the Springhill Community. He was a retired, self-employed carpenter. In his early life he was a farmer and a blacksmith. He was a member of New Temple Church of God and often attended the Church of God at Springhill near his home. He was an old time gospel singer, and a former deacon and Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed making sorghum molasses, fishing, gardening, singing in church, and visiting with family and friends. He was a devoted Christian country gentleman.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors. Bishop Larry Johnson will officiate, and Bro. Bill Davidson, Bro. David Hendricks and Bro. Melvin Gattis, his nephew, will assist. Private burial with no graveside service will follow at Springhill Cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including his primary caregivers: Katharine and Jack Horton, Ella Turner, James Carlton Rogers, and Melvin and Linda Gattis.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Annie Mae Gattis Rogers; an infant son; and five siblings, Lillie Hood Ellis, Effie Hood, and William Eston, Joseph and Arthur Curtis Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Ricky, Alan, Trent, Tommy, Joe, Lester Jr. and Jimmy Rogers, and Shelby Lyons and James Lansdell.

Honorary pallbearer will be his longtime neighbor, Elbert Hallmark.

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