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Martha Raye Rogers

d. October 24, 2014

Martha Raye Rogers

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Cheraw, SC

Martha Raye Harris Rogers, 76, died Friday, October 24, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC she was the daughter of the late John Karamales Harris and Edith Evelyn Brock Harris Wright.  Her family owned and operated the Royal Restaurant in Cheraw for many years.  While a student at Cheraw High School she was a member of the Squaws (Lady Braves) Basketball Team. She received a BSN from St. Francis University, Joliet, IL. She was a retired Certificated District School Nurse. She was a member of Cheraw First Baptist and the Friendship Sunday School Class.  She had been active in the Adult Choir and the WMU (Director) before her illness. When she lived in Illinois she had served in the Brookfield Baptist Church, as a High School Department Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Deaconess, and Director of Ladies Programs. She was a member of the Illinois Association of School Nurses, Lakeshore Calumet Valley Division. She had volunteered in the local food pantry and the Cook County immunization children’s clinic.

Surviving is her husband, George Rogers of Cheraw, SC, a son Mark Rogers of Brookfield, IL, a daughter, Kathy (Charles) January  of Great Lakes, IL, a sister, Joan Wright(Francis) Chorba, Cheraw, SC and two grandchildren Stephanie and Katherine Rogers, also, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a son, Robert David Rogers.

The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service will be held 11:00, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Cheraw First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: Cheraw First Baptist, Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, Adams Campus, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

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