Rogers, George "Bunk" Eugene (Benton)

Monday, January 21, 2013

George (Bunk) Eugene Rogers, 88, of Benton, TN, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at the family residence. 

He was a member of Zion Baptist Church. Before his retirement he was a contractor for Bell South.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Rogers; his parents, George Oliver Rogers and Mary Moore Rogers; sisters, Eula Bramlett and Jane Evans; and brothers, Bennie Rogers, Ray Rogers and John Woodrow Rogers. 

Survivors include his children, Gena Rymer and husband Bruce, Gary Rogers, Glenn Rogers and wife LaMeesa all of Benton, Kathy Silvers and husband William of Old Fort; grandchildren, Carmen and Randy Ray, Rachel Cross, Chris and Nicole Rogers, Emily Silvers, Jessica Silvers, Marina Rogers, Samuel Rogers, Amos Rogers, Oliver Rogers and Molly Rogers; great-grandchildren, Michael Ray, KayLeigh and Miguel Gomez, Carlee Cross, Emma and Noah Rogers; two sisters, Mary Bramlett and Jo Stewart both of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, at the Zion Baptist Church with Reverend David Peters, Reverend Jerry Campbell, Reverend W.L. Shipman, and Reverend Kinzel Hooker officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, at the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. 

His family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 at the church prior to the service. 

Memorial may be made to Zion Baptist Church. 
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 


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