Rogers, Oliver

Oliver Rogers


September 1, 1918-January 15, 2006


FORDYCE — Oliver Joel Rogers, 87, of Fordyce, died Sunday at his home.


He was born Sept. 1, 1918, at Croak, a son of the late Joel Collie Rogers and Fannie Hillman Rogers.


He served in the Army during World War II.


He was a retired land surveyor for Gulf Oil Co. He also retired from Fordyce Picture Frame.


He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dianne Summerville; and four brothers, Otis Rogers, Orvis Rogers, Odel Rogers and Olen Rogers.


Survivors include his wife, Erma Lou Burford Rogers; three sons, Robert M. Summerville of Greenbrier, Tom Rogers of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Richard Rogers of Nevada; one daughter, Beverly Crain of Fordyce; three sisters, Vera Wells and Vivian Nash, both of Fordyce, and Victoria Moorehead of Poyen; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today in Kennedy Cemetery with Michael Summerville and Robert Summerville officiating. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home at Fordyce.


Memorials may be made to Hospice Angels, 3801 Camden Road, Chapel Village, Suite 12, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71603.

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