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Charles Rodgers

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Charles D. Rodgers, 85, of McGehee died Oct. 7, 2003, at McGehee.

Born July 15, 1918, at Emery, Ark., he was the son of Emery Eli and Nancy Runsick Rodgers. He was a barber of 60 years, a United States Army veteran of World War II, a 32nd Degree Mason, a District 8 Deputy Grand Master, a Past Master of Desha Lodge 643, a 50-year-member of the Masonic Lodge, a life-long member of the American Legion and a member of First Baptist Church of McGehee.

Survivors include two sons -- Dale Rodgers of Lakeland, Tenn., and David Rodgers of Fayetteville; a brother, Coleman Rodgers of Warren, Mich.; three sisters -- Zela Mae Howard and Dessie Wooldridge, both of Cave City, and Devona Mount of Batesville; four grandchildren -- Kimberly Hunter of Memphis, Carrie Russell of Olathe, Kan., Jason Rodgers of Memphis, and Drew Rodgers of Fayetteville; a great-granddaughter, Katherine Ann Rodgers of Memphis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ella Swan Rodgers; and two brothers -- Melton and Bernard Rodgers.

A graveside service was Oct. 9 at Cave City Cemetery with Leroy Clem officiating. Masonic Rites were performed.

Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.