November 4, 1955 ~ September 11, 2005

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Larry Steven Rogers, 49, of Leicester, died Sunday, September 11, 2005, at his home. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of Amelia Bradshaw Hawley and her husband Bob Hawley of Candler, the late Robert Clyne Rogers and the step-son of Russell Bryant of Ohio. He attended Oakley Elementary School, Reynolds High School and schools in Ohio and New Jersey. He was formerly employed by Terry Enterprises and Buck Stove and later owned and operated his own car repair business. He was the happiest when spending time under the hood of a car. In addition to his mother and step-fathers, Larry is survived by his long-time companion, Mary Frances Hipps, of the home; two sons, Mark Rogers and his wife Stacy of Leicester and Brian Rogers and his companion Jennifer of Asheville; a brother, Kevin Rogers of Alabama; three sisters, Sandra DeVore and her husband Toby of Fletcher, Debra Buchanan and her husband Kenneth of Candler and Karen Taylor and her husband Don of Alabama; a grandson, Evan Rogers of Leicester; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins and many wonderful friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Kenny Penley officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery with Mark Rogers, Brian Rogers, Nicholas DeVore, Daniel DeVore, Jeremy Ingle, Richard Wells, W.O. Owenby and Jake Waddell serving as pall bearers. His family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home of his sister Debra Buchanan, 96 Rhinehardt Road, Candler.

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  1. To family and friends-My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Blessings and peace, Betty Nelon Rhodes

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  2. Today I learnt that a man I have known for years left us. I just wanted to tell you a few things about him, he was someone who would make people laugh for no reason at all, he always had a kind word to say to me and he shared fun times with me for that i feel very lucky. My thoughts go out to his family, now his steps are toward heaven and as we walk on earth I hope to follow those steps so Larry can be the first one to tell me hello, you will be missed my friend, and when I hear the sounds of the things I know you loved I will remember you and I know you will be telling me you are ok you were and are my friend I will not say good bye, just that i will see you later.

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  3. Dear Amelia and family,
    I am truly sorry to hear of Larry’s death. When mama (Karen Mitchell) called to tell me my heart was sadden for you. My prayers are with you all. Amelia, mama said it best, it just is not natural to have to bury one of your children. May you gain strength and understanding through God’s love. I wish I could come to you and bring mama, but it just will not work out at the moment. I am thinking about you and want you to know I love you. Susan Mitchell Murphy.

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  4. I want to let the family know that my prayers go out to all of you. Larry means a great deal to me, he was always loving and caring, there when I needed to talk to him about anything. I’m going to miss hanging out with him and talking about everything. I’m going to miss him forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

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  5. I was deeply saddened to hear of Larry’s death. I can’t remember a time that I saw Larry and he wasn’t smiling. Life is precious and often times short-lived. I know that right now words mean so little and they can’t take away the hurt,but I hope you find comfort in knowing that Larry’s passing is a loss to everyone and he will truely be missed. For Mark, I pray that the Lord will wrap his arm’s around you and in time ease your pain.

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  6. We are so sorry to hear the lost of a great and loving man. He always had a simle and was always willing to help when someone needed it. He was an amazing person specially when it came to working on cars. There are no words to easy the pain, just know he is in heaven watching over you. He loved his family dearly.

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  7. My father and Larry were like brothers. He could not make it to the funeral and was very upset. So I came in his behalf. Larry was my uncle CHUBBS. I will love him always.

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