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Thadis Rayon Rogers
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Priest Hill Presbyterian Church
    P.O. Box 28327
    Carthage, NC 28327

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Thadis Rayon Rogers, age 86 of Ellerbe, NC passed away Wednesday, November
11, 2020 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Born in Harnett County he was a son of the late Thomas Paschall Rogers and
Rosie Gertrude Patterson Rogers. Rayon served in the US Army from 1954-1956
and was a retired forester with the North Carolina Forest Service. He loved
his family with his big heart and all he had in him. He was the protector
of the family and would take on the worries of the world so his family
would not need to worry uselessly. He thought of his Forest Service
workers as part of his family and enjoyed the time he spent with them. They
were the ones that coined his nickname "Tooney". He loved the outdoors,
was an avid beekeeper and the only person known to be able to tame and
train guineas. His family will truly miss his jokes, witty humor, his deep
pig grunts to children to startle them and of course his update on how he
was feeling which would sometimes lead to the saying I am "fine as frog
hair". His biggest love though was "Miss Ann", the "Queen Bee" and he was
heartbroken when she left him in 2018. As much as he loved his family, he
was ready to see his bride again.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Ann Mofield Rogers who
passed away in 2018, brothers Bennett Rogers and William Rogers and great
granddaughter Emberlyn Jade Hamrick.

He is survived by four daughters, Mary Rogers Butler and husband Randall of
Albemarle, Rachel Rogers Fraley and husband Buck of Mt Gilead, Lillian
Rogers Maner and husband Carey "Birddog" of Ansonville and Karen Rogers
Martin and husband Wesley of Troy; sisters Mary Broomfield of Delbarton,
WV, Carolyn Hughes of Carthage; brothers Wilbur Rogers of Mt. Gilead, Ralph
Rogers of Carthage; grandchildren Khristina Buczynski and husband Shawn, of
Albemarle, Kimberly Butler, of Albemarle, Tara Hamrick and husband Buck, of
Albemarle, Derrick Blevins and wife Emily, of Mt Gilead, Brandon Blevins
and wife Patricia, of Mt Gilead, Carey Maner, of Ansonville, Shannon Maner,
of Ansonville, Paul Maner and wife Stephanie, of Ansonville, Adam Maner, of
Cary and a total of 19 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

The family would like to thank the extended family of caregivers who came
into his life and helped the family keep Rayon at home until his last few
days of life. They are Peggy Covington, Linda Morman, Robin Maples, Janie
Boyle, Mary Lopez and Barbara Ledbetter.

Due to Covid restrictions the service will be held outdoors with military
honors at Priest Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at
2:00 pm conducted by Rev. Archie Stevens.

Memorials may be made to Priest Hill Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 176,
Carthage, NC 28327.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Rogers family.

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