Mrs. Selma Wooten Rogers, 88, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Mrs. Rogers, a native of Lenoir County, lived in Greenville since 1945, and was a graduate of Kings Business College. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women. She was employed by the United States Government with Selective Service for 30 years and received a Meritorious Service Award prior to her retirement in 1976. She served as an Appeal Board Member with the Selective Service for the NC 3rd Judicial District from 1982 to 1999. She served as a Board Member of the NC Auctioneer Licensing Board from 1984 – 1987.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie J. Rogers Sr. in 1981; parents, Sudie Cunningham and John Henry Wooten; brothers, Carl, Norman, John, Jim, Clifton, Bob and Wayne Wooten; and a sister, Katherine Bright.
She is survived by her son, Willie J. Rogers, Jr. and wife, Sherrie, of Greenville; grandson, Tyler Braxton Rogers of Rocky Mount; daughter, Gwen Rogers Harris of Greenville; grandson, Austin Chandler Casey of Charlotte; great-grandson, Shepherd Logan Casey of Charlotte; stepdaughter, Betsy Daughtry and husband, Mark, of Lexington, Va.; step-grandsons, Mark and Ian Quick; sisters, Margaret Oehrli, Mamie Williams, and Ruth Grayiel; and brothers, William T. and Winston Wooten.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral hour at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. 6th St., Greenville, NC 27858.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Spring Arbor and Hospice for the special care given to Mrs. Rogers.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
2100 East Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858
Published in The Daily Reflector on July 25, 2014