Dorothy Rogers (1914 - 2018)

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FLORENCE, S.C. — Dorothy "Dot" Calhoun Wilson Rogers, 103, died Feb. 9, 2018 at McLeod Hospice in Florence, S.C.

Dot was born Feb. 18, 1914 in Macon, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Harry Gardelle Wilson and Corrie Hartzog Boineau Wilson.

Throughout her adult life, Dot was an active and devoted communicant of the Episcopal Church. Her steadfast faith and detailed knowledge of the Bible and the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer were legendary among her family and friends. At her death she maintained her membership at All Saints Episcopal Church, Florence, S.C. She was also a member of the DAR and the Huguenot Society of SC.

Dot majored in fine arts at University of South Carolina and was a prolific and gifted artist. She saw her art as a means of glorification of God's creation. She enjoyed many notable accomplishments, including being one of the founding artists of the Petite Louvre Art Gallery, Charleston and membership in the Charleston and South Carolina Artists Guilds. She took special pleasure in teaching art to others, especially her family. Her work and creative vision will always be cherished by her family and friends.

Dot's life was full of love and joy, family and friends, creativity and intellectual curiosity. Dot lived out her faith every day and to know her was to experience the joy and peace that comes from a personal relationship with Christ. She will be missed and remembered with much affection by all whom she enriched with her beautiful smile and her faith and courage.

She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years , Frederick Alexander Rogers, Jr.; her twin brother Harry Gardelle Wilson; her younger brother Hugh deVeaux Wilson; her daughter Harriett Rogers Drake; her son-in-law Julian Moyd Drake; and a grandson, Frederick Alexander Rogers IV.

She is survived by her children: Frederick Alexander Rogers, III of Beaufort, S.C.; and Judith Rogers Gibson (Frank) of Wilmington; and by six grandchildren, Hamilton Rogers Drake (Nancy), Julie Drake McCue (Joey), Smilie Gregg Rogers (Mary Kathryn), Kinchen Council Rogers, Frank Byron Gibson III, Faison Gibson Sutton (Hunter), numerous great-grandchildren and extended family.

The family would especially like to thank the Methodist Manor, her personal caregivers, McLeod Hospice, and All Saints Episcopal Church for all the loving care shown to Dot.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bennettsville, S.C. with a reception to follow at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 306 Fayetteville Ave., Bennettsville, South Carolina, 29512, All Saints Episcopal Church, 1425 Cherokee Rd. Florence, SC 29501, or to the .

Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2018