Edith Rogers Hooper, 91, of the Cherokee Community at 380 Wolftown Rd. passed away at the Tsali Care Ctr. on Feb. 7, 2014 following an extended illness.
Edith is the daughter of the late William Walker Rogers and Arlevia Lonesome McElroy Rogers.
Edith lived her life mostly in Newport News, Va. But was a native of Swain County and lived in Cherokee for the past 18 years.
Edith is preceded in death by two sons, James I. Welch and John W. Welch; brothers, Everett Rogers, Claude Rogers, Bill Rogers, Melvin Rogers and John Rogers; sisters, Hazel Williamson, Letha Williamson and Glee Lyman; one grandson, Mark T. Welch.
Edith is survived by her son, Mark Eddie Welch; grandchildren, John W. Welch Jr. and wife Cindy, Tammie Welch and Kevin Welch; one sister, Juanita Clements. Edith also leaves behind 11 great grandchildren.
A visitation was held on Feb. 9 at Long House Funeral Home, and the funeral service was held the same day. Burial followed at Sherrill Cemetery with friends and family serving as pall bearers. Mr. Ray Kinsland officiated.