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Ethel Lee Rogers Dozier


1946 - 2018 Obituary
Ethel Lee Rogers Dozier Obituary
A vessel of God's Spirit arrived on this earth on Nov. 17, 1946. The name chosen for this vessel was Ethel Lee Rogers. She grew up in Newcastle, on the family farm, attended San Slough and Eldridge Butler Elementary Schools before going to Lincoln High, where she met Roy Dozier (40 years before they were married). She confessed her belief in Christ early in life at New Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, and began her Spirit-filled life.
She passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at her home.
After high school, Ethel attended Philander Smith College in Little Rock, where she met and married William "Bill" Hayden. To that union a son was born, William "Billy" Hayden Jr., her only child. After 23-plus years of marriage, Bill was killed in an auto accident leaving her widowed for seven years until meeting again and marrying Roy Dozier.
Ethel leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Roy Lee Dozier of Parkin; her mother, Hersaline Rogers of Parkin; a son, William Hayden Jr. (Mary); three granddaughters, Ashani Angelique, Cianna Darnita and Lenetha Beatrice Anne; one great-grandson, Clayton Brooks III; her siblings, Margaret Lewis (Sammy) of Parkin, Shirley McNeary, Nathaniel Rogers Jr. and Terry Rogers, all of Newcastle, Yvonne Rogers and Kenneth Rogers (Dessie) of Forrest City and Kim Futrell (Earl) of Wynne; three stepchildren, Paul Robinson, Robin Rivera and April Tolbert (Odie); step-granddaughters, Bria Scott, Victoria Rivera and Brooke Tolbert.
She was preceded in death by her father, Nathaniel Rogers; two brothers, Dwight and Gregory Rogers; a grandson, William Hayden III; and her first husband, William Hayden.
Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Kincaid Funeral Services of Forrest City and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
The funeral service for Ethel Dozier will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at the Riverside M.B. Church. Burial will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at the Arkansas State Veteran Cemetery in Birdeye.
Kincaid Funeral Services of Forrest City is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Times-Herald on Aug. 16, 2018
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