Blaine Franklin Rogers, 62, of Corning died Jan. 29, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Born May 4, 1939, in Supply, he was the son of George Washington Marvel Rogers and Pearl Marie Fenton Carmickle. He was married June 11, 1985, to Shirley Ruth Newingham. He was self-employed as a barber, before his retirement. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Corning. He had a cabin in this area and spent time here.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Rogers; three sons -- Wesley Rogers of Miami, Okla., Darrel Rogers of Newport, and Jarred Rogers of Naylor, Mo.; five daughters -- Karen Leonard of Doniphan, Mo., Paula Garrett of Poplar Bluff, Lawana Lane of Corning, Makesha Vollmer of Bollingbrook, Ill., and Equawn Lane of Benton; a stepson, Dale Putman of Pocahontas; five stepdaughters -- Theresa Rowe, Juanita Halcomb, Marietta Rapert, Rhonda Dunn and Carla Rapert, all of Corning; a brother, Clarence Rogers of Manistique, Mich.; four sisters, -- Grace Hoelscher of Fulton, Mo., Myrtle Carmickle of Maynard, Stella Foote of Sebastian, Fla., and Ola Wallace of Hornbeak, Tenn.; 26 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven siblings -- Harold Rogers, Logan Rogers, Ellen Stephens, Wiley Rogers, Billy Rogers, Jack Rogers and Robert Rogers; and his step-father, Dan Carmickle.
The funeral was Jan. 31 at Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning with the Rev. Cleveland Keller officiating. Burial followed in Williams Cemetery in Corning.
Arrangements were under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home Inc. of Corning.