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Mary Elizabeth Rogers Rigsby, 90
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Rock Island resident and Warren County  native Mary Elizabeth Rogers Rigsby, 90, was born June 14, 1925 and died July 24 at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville following an extended illness.
Retired from McMinnville Garment Factory and a member of Mt. Elim Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Lila Cunningham Rogers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ferrell Rogers and M.T. Rogers; three sisters, Betty Rigsby, Frances McKnight and Linda Sue Watts; two grandsons, Trent Delong and Mark Rigsby; and son-in-law, Wilburn Delong Jr.
She was married Sept. 17, 1949 to Fred Rigsby Jr. of the Rocky River community. In addition to her husband, she is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Sandra Rigsby of Rock Island; two daughters, Phyllis Delong of Rocky River and Carleen Lawson of McMinnville; two grandsons, Matthew Rigsby of Rock Island and Travis Delong of Rocky River; two great-granddaughters, Katie Fults of McMinnville and Makenzie Delong of Rocky River; special friend, Alvin Lawson; brother and sister-in-law, Marcus and Ruth Rogers of McMinnville; sister and brother-in-law, Bernita and Wallace Barnes of the Irving College community; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be held at noon Monday in High’s Chapel with Willard Ralph Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Crain Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 26, 2015