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Prentis Rogers

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Prentis A. Rogers "Skipper", the only child born to Mattie Elaine Rogers and the late James Isaac Rogers on August 6, 1953 in Atlanta, GA. Prentis attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School and graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 1971. He excelled academically and was an active participant in music and sports. He completed his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1975, majoring in Journalism.. Soon after graduating, his passion for writing led him to Atlanta Daily World newspaper as a sports columnist. The Atlanta Journal- Constitution recognized his talents and flair for words in the world of sports and hired him to write for its College and High School sports section. Prentis rose to the occasion, becoming editor and columnist, covering the NBA, NHL and Boxing. His career spanned 23 years with AJC. Additionally, Prentis spent time as a disc jockey and sharing his love for music with Hillside Church Family and Atlanta community. His service to youth and civic organizations of Atlanta where equally heartfelt and important. To cherish his fond memories and many funny stories, are his devoted wife, Yvonne Manning Rogers, son Devere Rogers, mother, Mattie E. Rogers, aunt, Carmen Rogers and Godson, Kameron Treece, brothers and sisters-in-law, Felix (Shannon) Manning, Earlene (Randolph) Morton, Nadine (Tom) Crandall, Sandra Wood and Gregory (Ruby Jean) Manning, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbor friends, college and high school buddies. His colleagues from the AJC were an extension of his immediate family. He remained friendly with local and national colleagues in the sports world of broadcast and print journalism. In the field of sports reporting, he will be definitely missed. Prentis traveled the world with his wife and son, enjoying life with vigor...What a life he lived under God's watchful eye! The Celebration of Prentis' life will take place on Saturday, December 13th, 2003 at 3:00 pm, Hillside Chapel and Truth Center, 2450 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA 30311. (404) 758-6811. Viewing TODAY 9am-9pm at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Road, S.W. Atlanta, GA (Cascade Road near I-285), 404-349-3000. mbfh.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2003
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