Cecilia B. Rogers, 1951-2015

Cecilia Rogers

Cecilia Rogers

Cecilia Blanche Rogers, 64, of Cave City passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark.

She was born Jan. 18, 1951, to William and Chelsea Still in Batesville, Miss. She graduated with an Associate’s degree from Phillips County Community College. She married Richard Rogers on March 24, 1973, in Helena, Ark.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harding University in 1997, she became a high school English teacher for 12 years. As a member of the United Methodist Church, she enjoyed serving with her husband, who is currently appointed as a full-time local pastor at Cave City and Bear Creek UMCs. She also served as a district officer for the United Methodist Women in the North District.

In addition to her husband, Cecilia is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Billy Hamilton of Dawsonville, Ga., and Katie and Steven Newman of Cumming, Ga.; her son, Patrick Rogers of Little Rock; her grandchildren, Will and Drew Hamilton and Forrest and Charlotte Newman; and her siblings, Billie West of Roland, Bob Still of Fayetteville and Jane Andrews of Wynne. She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

She was employed by John Baker Photography Studio and J. C. Penney in Searcy, where she restarted the Searcy Christmas Parade in 1983. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, giving to others, cooking, teaching, reading, crafting and interior decorating.

A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, May 9, at Cave City United Methodist Church, with Northeast District superintendent the Rev. Susan Ledbetter officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Wayland Springs UMC Camp and may be sent to Cave City First United Methodist Church, 56 AR 115, Cave City, AR 72521; or to the camp in care of Linda Holt, 2605 SE Front St., Hoxie, AR 72433-3206.