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Telitha Ruth Rogers: Loris

1927 – 2021

     Telitha Ruth Rogers passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, at her home in Loris. She was 94.

     Born in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late T. Bryant Pettit and the late Goulia Crocker Pettit. She graduated from Winthrop College, was a long time member of Loris First Baptist Church, and a dedicated educator at Loris High School until her retirement.

     Survivors include her daughter, Janice Rogers Flake and husband Joe of Peachtree Corners, Georgia; two grandchildren, Eric Flake of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and David Flake of Tacoma, Washington; sister Mildred Ragan of Spartanburg; and sister-in-law Joyce Pettit of Spartanburg.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rogers was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence “Shep” Rogers, Sr.; a son, Lawrence “Larry” Rogers, Jr.; two brothers, Bryant and Ralph Pettit; and a sister, Emily Bearden.

     Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Bernice Bell for her compassionate care for the past five years.

     Graveside services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Twin City Memorial Gardens with Pastor Dr. Louis Venable and Rev. J. R. Matthews officiating.

     Family planned to receive friends immediately following the service at Twin City Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main Street, Loris, SC 29569 or Crescent Hospice, 1370 Browning Rd., Suite 120, Columbia, SC 29210.

     A guest register is available here.