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James John (Closeup) ROGERS

Ponemah Cemetery
Washington County,

January 22, 1906 - December 2, 2001

Husband of Dollie Belle McElveen Rogers
James John Rogers (Jimmy), 95 years, 11 months, beloved husband, father, grandfather, peacefully joined his heavenly Father Sunday. He was affectionately known as "Jimmy" or "Jim", and was a dedicated and caring man to family and friends. He was born Jan. 26, 1906, in New Orleans, and died at St. John's Hospital in Clear Lake, TX.

He is survived by his wife, Dollie McElveen of 75 years; daughter, Betty Rogers Glover and husband, George Glover of Seabrook, TX; daughter, Delores Rogers Shows and husband, Don Shows Sr., of Cypress, TX.

Rogers had five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His grandchildren are Pam Glover, Kim Glover Vaughn and husband Tom Vaughn of Galveston, TX, Don Shows Jr. and wife Gerry Shoemake Shows of Plano, TX, Rene' Shows Cates and husband, Steve Cates of Spring, TX and Roger Shows and wife, Christy Brons Shows of Carrollton, TX. Great-grandchildren are Adam, Alec and Tyler Vaughn, Sydney Shows, Matt and Mark Cates and Thomas Shows.

Preceding him in death were his parents, James John Rogers Sr. and Margaret O'Brien Rogers. Rogers Sr. held several positions in Bogalusa, primarily that of chief electrician at the Bogalusa paper mill during the early years.

Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Elsie George and Florence Dunaway; brothers, Elmo, Frank and David.

A brother, Harold, still resides in Bogalusa.

Rogers joined the paper mill force at age 17 working under his dad as an electrician. He retired at age 65 after 48 years of service. He rose to the position of chief electrician, as his dad had done earlier, and held that job until his retirement in 1971. He maintained his membership in the IBEW until his passing. He was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church since his youth serving as altar boy and remained an active member until his death.

Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home tomorrow from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with Rosary at 6 p.m.

The funeral service will be Friday at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Father Lawrence Phelps will officiate.

Interment will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.

The Daily News

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Contributed on 8/14/20 by billsully060
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Submitted: 8/14/20 • Approved: 8/15/20 • Last Updated: 8/18/20 • R276408-G0-S3

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