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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


ROGERS, Mr. Clifford Earl, 79, formerly of Richmond, Va., where he had lived for 56 years before making his way home at 82 Westwood Court, Bassett, Va., passed away at his residence on Saturday, March 30, 2013. He was born in Jefferson City Missouri on October 17, 1933 to the late Harrison B. and Anna Woodall Rogers. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, he had worked for Vulcan Materials Company for over 53 years before retiring in 2009 and was of the Baptist faith. Other than his parents, Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Betsy "Betty" Williams Rogers; two brothers; Clarence and Richard Dean Rogers; a sister, Pearl R. Wingo; and two nephews, Richard Rogers and Dean Trent. Mr. Rogers is survived by three sisters; Louise R. Tatum of Patrick Springs, Va., Claudine R. Cannaday of Oakland Park, Fla., and Carolyn R. East of Stuart, Va.; special sister-in-law and caregiver, Gennell Williams of Bassett, Va.; special nephew and caregiver, Marvin Lee Fain of Ridgeway, Va.; two special caregivers, Betty Ragans and Glenda Howell both of Bassett, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Fern Baldwin of Hillsville, Va., and India "Dot" Haynes of Mt. Airy, N.C.; two brothers-in-law, Frank D. Williams of Sparta, N.C. and Joel "Pat" Williams of Elkin, N.C. and a number of nieces and nephews. Clifford was a brother and brother-in-law that will always be remembered and missed. Funeral services for Mr. Rogers will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart, Va., with Rev. Bernard Handy, Rev. Ralph Adams and Dr. Rev. Ricky Adkins officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Henry County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. Burial will follow in the Williams Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday April 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at 82 Westwood Court, Bassett, Va. Online condolences may be made by visiting

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Published online on 4/1/2013 courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch.