2010-09-30 / Front Page


Willodean Rodgers Newberry, 82, of Hawkinsville, Ga. died Oct. 4, 2010 in the Taylor Regional Hospital.
She was a native of Clarke County. She was a member of the Broad Street Baptist Church and the Auditorium Sunday School Class. She was a member of the NARFE and AARP, the Red Hat Society, the Pink Ladies of Taylor Regional Hospital, Prime Timers and the Arts Council. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include C.W. Newberry, devoted friend and companion; Children, Wendell Kyle (Deborah) Rodgers, Gulf Breeze, Fla., Angela Rodgers (Larry) Mashburn, Roswell, Ga., Ashley Dean Rodgers, Hawkinsville, Ga.; five grandchildren, Courtney Rodgers King, Caitlyn Rodgers, Chloe Rodgers, Sarah Beth Rodgers and Caleb Rodges; and a sister, Edwina Ezernack.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Wendell Rodgers and parents, Michael Jenkins Gates and Essie Bea Gates and a brother, William Jenkins Gates.
 The service will be Thursday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Broad Street Baptist Church with Dr. Kelly Pritchett and Rev. Jeff Watters officiating. Burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home of Hawkinsville, Ga. will direct. You may sign the guest book at www.clarkfuneralhawkinsville.com.

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