y 9. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Irvin (Mattie Ola Bell) Nolley, she was born in 1938. Mrs. Rogers was raised and educated in Newton County.
She joined Union Grove United Methodist and later joined Sims Chapel Baptist Church, becoming an active and faithful member. She enjoyed singing in the choir and being a member of the Mothers' Board and Eastern Stars. For over 25 years, Mrs. Rogers was employed by Oxford Manufacturing as a seamstress and later at Kuppenheimers in Loganville. She was an excellent homemaker who enjoyed gardening, interior decorating and taking care of her family. Mrs. Rogers had an excellent sense of humor. Known as Big Mamma, everyone was her Baby. She will be remembered for her smile. She was preceded in death by sisters Clara Broughton, Louise Henderson, Olivia Nolley and Betty Jean Nolley and brother Sylvester Nolley.
Surviving are husband James Rogers Sr., children Randy (Annie) Nolley, Darrian (Debra) Rogers, Terrie (Chester) Franklin; stepchildren Kathy Rogers Mattox, Betsy Roseberry, Rose Flourney, Fannie (Robert) Browne, James (Jan) Rogers Jr.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Broughton, Arillian Hardeman, Marie (William) Height; brothers Irvin Nolley Jr., Johnny C. Nolley, Ray Charles (Francis) Nolley; three aunts; one uncle; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. July 14 at Sims chapel Baptist church with the Rev. Cecil Rozier officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.