Mr. Rogers died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born Oct. 26, 1928, in Clermont, he was the son of the late Brade and Effie Myers Rogers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, N.L. Rogers, Rex Rogers and Guy Rogers; and sister, Loutene Oliver.
Mr. Rogers retired in 1985 as a supervisor from Fieldale Farms. He was an active member of Level Grove Baptist Church where he enjoyed traveling with the Sunshine Band. He also enjoyed sports, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren. Delmer was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was witty and had a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Ruth Roper Rogers of Cornelia; daughters and son-in-laws, Elaine and Jarvis Cook of Cornelia, Annette and Brian Sloan of Flowery Branch; son and daughter-in-law, Delmer Jr. and Leanne Rogers of Hartwell; grandchildren, Brandon Sloan, Caitlin Sloan, Karis Sloan, Heather Cook Buffington, Colby Cook; great-grandchild, Eli Buffington; sister and brother-in-law, Myrtlelene and W.L. “Dub” Ravan; other family members, Elaine Loggins of Virginia Beach, Va., and Gail McClellan of Cleveland; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Level Grove Debt Reduction Fund, P.O. Box 416, Cornelia, GA 30531; or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lena McGahee, 120 Thomas St., Apt. A, Cornelia, GA 30531 in honor of Leanne Rogers.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
November 16, 2011