Mrs. Vivian Joyce Anthony Rogers, 84, of Columbus, GA, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Brown Springs Church of God with Rev. Benjamin Smith and Rev. Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Fred Rogers, Jr., Randy Rogers, James Smith, Landon Barnhill, Daniel Smith, Houston Barnhill, and Dallas Rogers. Honorary pallbearers are Braxton Schweinfurth and Conner Schweinfurth. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00PM.
Mrs. Rogers was born June 10, 1932, in Thomaston, GA, to Bascom and Hattie Phillips Anthony. A member of Beallwood Church of God, she was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Rogers loved spending time with her family and taking care of them. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Carl Rogers.
She is survived by three sons, Willie Rogers of Cusseta, GA, Fred and Teresa Rogers of Hamilton, GA, Billy and Sharon Rogers of Holly Springs, NC; by three daughters, Joyce and Donald Frye of Satsuma, AL, Betty and Mike Smith of Freemont, NC, and Sandra Romero of Columbus, GA; three sisters, Elizabeth Rogers of Buena Vista, GA, Sarah Rogers of Brown Springs, GA, and Easter Johnson of Ellerslie, GA; Seventeen grandchildren, Randy Rogers, Fred Rogers, Jr., Rebecca Barnhill, James Smith, Benjamin Smith, Daniel Smith, Anita Brown, Stephanie Carroll, Stacy Guerra, Dallas Rogers, Cynthia Heaps, John Romero, Dana Elrod, Tonya Payne, Jennifer Baetje, Billy Rogers, Jr., and Ann Rogers; 27 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista, GA, is in charge of the arrangements.