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Carl Newton Rogers
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Carl Newton Rogers, 95, of Dillard, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

He was born June 8, 1918, in Macon County, N.C., to the late William Thomas Rogers and Marinda McCall Rogers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his loving wife, Mildred Littleton Rogers in 2013; six brothers, Louie Rogers, Albie Rogers, Roy Rogers, Hayes Rogers, Norman Rogers and Truman Rogers; and a sister, Frances McBride.

Carl is survived by: his son, Pat Rogers of Dillard; grandchild, Jason Rogers and wife Elizabeth of Mount Vernon, Wash.; six great-grandchildren, Carolyn Rogers, Carl Rogers, Annie Rogers, Oliver Rogers, Benjamin Rogers and Betty Kate Rogers; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Carl was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 724th Railway Operating Battalion in France, Belgium and Germany. He worked for Tallulah Falls Railway as a depot agent for many years until the railway closed down. He remained the REA express agent in Clayton and purchased the property along the railway right of way and became an Allstate Insurance Agent. Along with his wife, they operated the Trailways bus station.

Funeral services were held Friday in the Beck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Beaver officiating. Burial followed in Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Fire Department, P.O. Box 272, Dillard, GA 30537 in Carl Rogers’ memory.

Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at