Samuel Rogers COLUMBUS, NC– Samuel Cothran Rogers, 56, of 10895 South NC 9 Highway passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2007. He was born in Carazinho, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on August 10, 1951, the son of Rev. William F. Rogers and Agnes Dawsey Rogers of Asheville, NC. Sam is survived by his wife, Anna Wingo Rogers, his daughter, Carrie Goforth Rogers, and Heather Christina Strickland of the home; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Bill Rogers and Mrs. Bobbie Jean Rogers, of Laurens, SC, Rev. Paul Rogers and Rev. Sheila Rogers, of Columbia, SC, Rev. Cyrus Rogers and Mrs. Lou Wingo Rogers, of Greenville, SC, and Mr. Johnny Rogers and Mrs. Debbie Rogers, of Tryon, NC. Sam is also survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Wingo Zimmerman, and brother-in-law, Mr. Herb Zimmerman, of Inman, SC and beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Sam was a member of Landrum United Methodist Church, as well as being a member of the Methodist Men’s Club within the church. A graduate of The Citadel, Sam was an accounting major and a member of The Citadel Alumni Club. He also received a master’s degree in Special Education from Converse College. He began his career as an accountant with his uncle, Johnny Rogers in Spartanburg, SC and later was a teacher at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. He was a well respected and loved Special Education teacher at Mabry Jr. High School in Inman, SC. Sam served as the first girls’ soccer coach at Chapman High School and also coached many of his daughter’s AYSO soccer teams out of Spartanburg County. Visitation will be held at Landrum United Methodist Church, in Landrum, SC at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 10, 2007 The memorial service will follow at the church at 11:30 AM. Memorials may be made to the Oncology Research Department of the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. The family would like to express their gratitude to all those who have shown their love and support to Sam and his family.
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