Glenn Buford Rogers – obituary

by Mar 3, 2014OBITUARIES0 comments

rogers-glennGlenn Buford Rogers, 75, of Marble passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Glenn was born Sept. 22, 1938 in Marble.

He served in the United States Navy from 1955-57.

Glenn attended Fruitland Bible Institute to obtain an associate degree in Ministry. The following churches in which he ministered over the last 50 years were: Maltby Baptist in Marble, Shady Grove Baptist in Hayesville, Sycamore Baptist in Gretna, Va., Carrs Hill Baptist in Brevard, Woodland Baptist in Clyde, and Friendship Baptist in Suit. He retired from the ministry in 2004. He also served as an associate chaplain at MissionHospital between the years of 1982 and 1993.

He was a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Marble Springs Baptist Church and served as deacon.

Glenn loved his family and ministered to other people in their time of need and was a friend to all people.

He was the son of the late Homer Astor “Doc” and Lucy Queen Rogers. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Leuna Adams, Margaret Rogers, and Margie Creason; and three brothers, Homer, Kyle, and Kenneth “Buck” Rogers.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Alta Brown Rogers; two daughters, LaRue R. Neilson and husband, Joel of Candler, and Glenda Rogers Sigmon and husband, Jeff of Claremont; two sisters, Joyce McColley and Doris Adams; a brother, Jimmy Rogers; and a number of grandchildren who brought great joy to his life, Chelsea Beaver, Jacob Neilson, Keaton Neilson, Hailey Heatwole, Nathanael Sigmon, Carson Sigmon, and Hayes Heatwole.

A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Wednesday, March 5 at Marble Springs Baptist Church with the Drs. Keith Parker and John Bailey officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:45 Wednesday afternoon at the MarbleSpringsBaptistChurch prior to the services.

Memorials may be made in memory of Glenn Buford Rogers to the Marble Springs Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 80 Marble Springs Road, Marble, NC28905.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy is in charge of all arrangements.

An online guest register is available at