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VERNELLE "NELL" GAMBLE ROGERS

December 14, 1919 — January 14, 2015

Vernelle “Nell” Gamble Rogers, age 95, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 14, 2015 at her residence. Graveside services for Mrs. Rogers will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Friendship Memorial Gardens in Donalsonville with Rev. Garth Duke-Barton and Rev. Charles Dennis officiating. Interment will follow with Kenneth Massey, Kenneth L. “Butch” Hornsby, Jack Mills, Kevin Lewis, Buster Ausley, and Greg Patrick serving as active pallbearers. Mrs. Rogers was born in Headland, Alabama on December 14, 1919 to Edward Vernon (Darby) Gamble and Zoe Baker Gamble. She grew up in Ozark, AL, and after graduating from high school attended Auburn University, graduating with a degree in education. During World War II, she worked as a social worker for the American Red Cross in Fort Benning, GA. Mrs. Rogers taught school for 6 years at the Marianna High School in Marianna, FL. She moved to Donalsonville in April of 1952 and began working in the family owned retail farm equipment business, which she continued until her retirement in 2005. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School briefly and held several offices over the years, including Trustee. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Addie Brigham Sunday School Class and the Workers Guild. She was always interested in the activities of the Chamber of Commerce, having served as a member of the Board of Directors for several terms in earlier years. Mrs. Rogers was also a member of the Donalsonville Woman’s Club. Mrs. Rogers leaves to cherish her memory, her twin sons, William Howard “Bill” Rogers and Edward Morgan “Ed” Rogers, both of Donalsonville, GA; as well as her granddaughter, Ashley Morgan Rogers of Auburn, AL. She is also survived by a niece, Julianne Kiger and a nephew-in-law, Walter Powell; as well as several great nieces and nephews, several cousins, and their spouses. She was preceded in death by her parents, E.V. (Darby) Gamble and Zoe Baker Gamble; her husband of 31 years, Morgan Howard Rogers; and a brother, Juliane Baker Gamble. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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