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Ethel Staggs Rogers, 85

Ethel Staggs Rogers, 85

Ethel Staggs Rogers, 85, of Spartanburg, SC, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC.

She had lived most of her life in Hendersonville. She was a daughter of the late Charlie Short and Ellen Short Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, JC Staggs and Tom Rogers. In addition, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Staggs; a sister, Betty Laughter; two brothers, Olin H. and David Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Rebecca Ann Crowe and John Michael Smith.

Mrs. Rogers loved her cat, Yeller, and her bird, Pretty Boy.

Survivors include her sons, Allen Staggs (Diane) of Saluda; Charlie Staggs, of Hendersonville; and Tommy Rogers (Jamie) of Cincinnati; daughters, Ann Gregory of Spartanburg, SC; Clara Trace of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Gloria Land (Steve) of Jacksonville, Fla., and 18 grandchildren, 25 great-children, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Matthew Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.

A guest book and sympathy cards are available at

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.