Edgar and Pearl Greer Rogers Edgar and Pearl Greer Rogers, husband and wife of Grayson, Ky., went to be with their Lord after a lifetime of commitment to one another and their faith. Mrs. Rogers, age 90, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Rogers, age 87, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, also in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Pearl was born Dec. 9, 1915, in Grayson, a daughter of the late William and Katie Crager Greer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Greer; and four sisters, Sarah Miler, Virginia Stidham, Kate Miller and Myrtle Vanhoose. Edgar was born July 20, 1919, in Grayson, a son of the late Oscar and Anna Mullins Rogers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine brothers, Virgil, Herbert, Homer, Arvil, Chester, Leonard, Linville, Billy Gene and Donald Rogers; and two sisters, Maxine Messer and Joyce Wheeler. Their survivors include four sons, Charles E. Rogers and his wife, Freda, William A. “Dub” Rogers, Paul D. Rogers and Delmar R. Rogers and his wife, Wannetta, all of Grayson; grandchildren, Charles Douglas Rogers and his wife, Teresa, Shonda S. Hay and her husband, Tom, Paul Randall Rogers and his wife, Clayetta, David W. Rogers, Christopher L. Rogers and his wife, Nancy, Trena Greene and her husband, Jason, Beverly J. Fields and her husband, Mike, Erica R. Perkins and her husband, J.C., Aimee J. Claxon and Joshua R. Rogers; great-grandchildren, Christopher Rogers, Jenna Rogers, Nathan Caudill, Derrick Hay, Evelyn “Evie” Rogers, Jascie Greene, Lakole Fields, Levi Fields, Jacob Perkins, Emma Perkins, Caleb Claxon and Lydia Claxon; Pearl’s twin brother, Earl Greer of Grayson; and Edgar’s two brothers, Vernon Rogers and J.C. Rogers, both of Grayson. Pearl was a Christian for more than 74 years. She served the Lord as a Sunday School teacher, church secretary and pastor’s wife. She was selected as a WSAZ Hometown Hero and had received the distinction of being named a Kentucky Admiral. She and her brother, Earl, celebrated their 90th birthday as the oldest set of twins on record in the state of Kentucky. Pearl loved to sew and made her own clothing and many quilts. Edgar was a Christian for more than 68 years and an ordained Christian Baptist minister for more than 67 years. He was currently serving as Honorary Pastor of Johns Run Tabernacle and had served the Lord as the pastor of Huffs Run Community Church, E.K. Community Church and Johns Run Tabernacle. Edgar preached many revivals throughout the tri-state and had seen many souls saved. He performed hundreds of weddings and officiated hundreds of funerals. Edgar and Pearl were heroes for Jesus. They leave behind a legacy of love and service as an example for their many friends and loved ones to follow. Their joint funeral service will be today, Aug. 20, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Delmar Rogers, Bryan Whitt and Leonard Gollihue ministers. Burial will be in Rogers-Messer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Johns Run Tabernacle Building Fund in care of Delmar Rogers, 1596 Huffs Run, Grayson, KY 41143.
Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano