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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Ernest Leon Rodgers

  • Ernest Leon “Cutter” Rodgers, age 84, lifelong Gallatin County resident, died peacefully Oct. 30, 2012, in the Ridgway Nursing and Rehab Center.
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  • Ernest Leon "Cutter" Rodgers, age 84, lifelong Gallatin County resident, died peacefully Oct. 30, 2012, in the Ridgway Nursing and Rehab Center.
    Cutter, as most knew him, was born in Hamilton County Feb. 29, 1928, to the late Ernie and Anna (Riley) Rodgers.
    He was married for over 62 years to the love of his life, Lois (Patton) Rodgers, who he married March 29, 1950.
    He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Cutter was always working, as he farmed, worked at the coal mines, did carpentry work and was the Highway Superintendent for Gallatin County for 19 years.
    He loved to be outside and was known for growing watermelons. He was a faithful member of the Junction First Baptist Church for years, where he served as a deacon. Cutter had wonderful outlook on life, always saying he would not change a thing and when you asked him how he was, he always responded, "truly wonderful." He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and will be greatly missed.
    Cutter is survived by his wife, Lois of Junction; a daughter, Karen Dale of Junction; a grandson, Jarad (Susan) Dale of Junction; a great-grandson, Wyatt Dale; along with three sisters, Anna Lois Lackey of Roxanna, Phyllis Ballard of Hudson, Fla., and Vicki (Jerry) Walker of Shawneetown.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Rodgers; three brothers, Bill, Edgar and Charles Rodgers; four sisters, Suzanne Park, Aliene Tucker, Betty Lackey and Elsie Grumley.
    Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012, at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Westwood Cemetery in Shawneetown.
    In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in his memory to the Junction First Baptist Church. You can leave a note of comfort to the family at the Web site www.coxandson.com.
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