Shirley Dorene Rogers
March 26, 1933 -
April 25, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Shirley Dorene Rogers, age 87, of Fayetteville, TN. Dorene was born on March 26, 1933 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Eddie Guy and Leona Hunter Thompson. She passed away on April 25, 2020, in Lynchburg, TN, surrounded by her loving family.

Dorene was a member of Christian Fellowship Church and of the Baptist Faith. Family was everything to Mrs. Rogers and she loved them all dearly.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Gary Don Thornton of Fayetteville; granddaughters, Christie René (Doug) Oyler of Huntsville, and Sonja D. (Prescott) Smith of Lynchburg; great-grandchildren, Ashley DeAnna Carlisle, Shelby Morgan Smith, Amber Cheyenne Reid, and Shelton Hayden Smith; great-great-grandsons, Landon and Lane Carlisle; niece and special caregiver, Josephine Honea; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to her parents, Dorene was preceded in death by her husband, Troy W. Rogers; daughter, Geneva Ann Thornton; and siblings, Joyce Payne, Margaret Gilliam, Carrie Dickey, Geneva Clark, and James “Jack” Thompson.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be at Kelso Cemetery. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude, Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Shirley Dorene Rogers.

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7 Comments

  1. Billy and Cindy Langford

    loved Mrs Dorene,prayers for all of you

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  2. Chris and Tasha Warner

    I am so sorry to hear this. Our condolences to Sonja and all of the family.

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  3. Jennifer Fisher

    Sonja I will be keeping you in my prayers.
    Jennifer Fisher

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  4. Cindy Presley

    Sonyan,
    Praying for your family. Please take peace in knowing she was so loved by many and had such a kind loving heart. You were truly blessed with a wonderful lady for a Grandmother.

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  5. Lenace Hyde

    Sorry for your loss Sonja! Prayers with your family now and in the coming days !
    Lenace Hyde

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  6. Ray & Sue Cary Simmons

    Sonya and family, We are so sorry to hear this,sad news. Our thought and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  7. Judy Holt

    So sorry to here this praying for the family

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7 Comments

  1. Billy and Cindy Langford

    loved Mrs Dorene,prayers for all of you

    Reply
  2. Chris and Tasha Warner

    I am so sorry to hear this. Our condolences to Sonja and all of the family.

    Reply
  3. Jennifer Fisher

    Sonja I will be keeping you in my prayers.
    Jennifer Fisher

    Reply
  4. Cindy Presley

    Sonyan,
    Praying for your family. Please take peace in knowing she was so loved by many and had such a kind loving heart. You were truly blessed with a wonderful lady for a Grandmother.

    Reply
  5. Lenace Hyde

    Sorry for your loss Sonja! Prayers with your family now and in the coming days !
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  6. Ray & Sue Cary Simmons

    Sonya and family, We are so sorry to hear this,sad news. Our thought and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  7. Judy Holt

    So sorry to here this praying for the family

    Reply

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