Cecilia B. Rogers, 64, of Cave City died Monday May 4th, 2015 in the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. She was born January 18, 1951 to William and Chelsea Still in Batesville, Mississippi. She graduated with an Associates degree from Phillips County Community College. She married Richard Rogers on March 24, 1973 in Helena, Arkansas. After graduating with a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Harding University in 1997, she became a high school English teacher for 12 years. As a member of the United Methodist Church, she enjoyed serving with her husband, the Reverend Richard Rogers, pastor of the Cave City and Bear Creek United Methodist Church. She also served as a district officer for the United Methodist Women in the North District UMC.
Cecilia is survived by her husband, Richard, daughter and son in law Amanda and Billy Hamilton of Dawsonville, GA, daughter and son in law Katie and Steven Newman of Cumming, GA, and son, Patrick Rogers of Little Rock. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Will and Drew Hamilton and Forrest and Charlotte Newman. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and survived by her siblings, Billie West of Roland, Bob Still of Fayetteville and Jane Andrews of Wynne.
She was employed by John Baker Photography Studio and J. C. Penny in Searcy where she restarted the Searcy Christmas Parade in 1983 and continued to direct for two additional years. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, giving to others, cooking, teaching, reading, crafting and interior decorating.
The Celebration of Life service will be at Cave City First United Methodist Church Saturday May 9th at 11am. The Reverend Susan Ledbetter, the Northeast Superintendent of the United Methodist Church, will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the Wayland Springs UMC Camp in lieu of flowers and may be sent to Cave City First United Methodist Church 56 AR 115 Cave City, AR 72521.