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Dr. Stafford G. Rogers

Died: November 18, 2008

Stafford G. Rogers, 95, of Trade, Tenn., and formerly of Baton Rouge, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Johnson County Community Hospital, Mountain City, Tenn. The Rev. Rogers was born May 11, 1913, in Alexandria to George Grady Rogers and Mittie McCullin Rogers. He married Mary Lois Burns after a brief courtshi…read more

Stafford G. Rogers, 95, of Trade, Tenn., and formerly of Baton Rouge, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Johnson County Community Hospital, Mountain City, Tenn. The Rev. Rogers was born May 11, 1913, in Alexandria to George Grady Rogers and Mittie McCullin Rogers. He married Mary Lois Burns after a brief courtship, and their marriage lasted 69 years. He began his working life as manager of a grocery store in Pineville, but soon entered the Baptist ministry. He served as pastor of several churches, including Oakdale Baptist, New Iberia First Baptist, Pilgrim Rest Baptist, Eunice, and Brookstown Baptist in Baton Rouge. He also was superintendent at Acadia Baptist Academy, Eunice, and chaplain at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He served Brookstown Baptist Church as pastor emeritus during his final years in Baton Rouge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; sister, Estelle Rogers Cameron; and brother, W.C. “Dub” Rogers. Survivors include his daughter, Annice Rogers Breeden, of Lake Charles; and son, Donald Stafford Rogers and wife Peggy, of Trade; grandchildren, Jeffrey Breeden and wife Melinda and Sharon Breeden Hastings and husband David, all of Baton Rouge, Maura Rogers of La Verne, Calif., and Rachel Rogers of Marion, Va. He also had nine great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Hoy at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Tuesday at 1 pm. Visitation with the family begins at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, 11817 Jefferson Highway. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Breeden, Camron Breeden, David Hastings, Jeffrey Hastings, Bobby Walker, and Martin Carroll. Honorary pallbearer is Barney Gene Wilborn. The family would like to thank Janice Potter, Judy Cornett and Dora Adams, of Mountain City, for their special care of Stafford during his final days. Dr. Louis Hargus, of Baton Rouge, and Dr. James Shine, of Mountain City, were his very caring and competent physicians over the years. A special thank you to Johnson County Community Hospital staff and Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center staff for their kind and efficient service. The family extends their thanks to Mountain City Funeral Home and to Rabenhorst Funeral Home East for their exceptional services. Memorials may be made to the Acadian Baptist Center, 1202 Academy Drive, Eunice, LA 70535.

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