Deanna Gayle Rogers age 79 of Smackover, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. Gayle was born on April 3, 1942 in Hot Springs, AR to the late Madge Chitwood Southerland and Elza H. Southerland. Gayle was a retired feed registrar for ConAgra Poultry Co., serving 20 plus years before her retirement. Gayle attended First Baptist Church of Smackover for many years and was a former active, disaster relief and Hospice volunteer. She was a member of the Master Gardener’s Club and especially loved vegetable gardening and flower gardening.
Gayle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Ray Rogers; one son, Billy Rogers; son in law, Doug Perry; and a brother in law, Marvin Aly.
Survivors include; three daughters, Rebecca Sterling and husband Fred of Hot Springs, Donna Norsworthy and husband Jason of West Fork, AR, and Kathey Perry of El Dorado; eight grandchildren, Chase Sterling, Rachel Sterling, Chasity Birkeland, Tad Rogers, Jacob Norsworthy, Abigail Norsworthy, Isabella Norsworthy, and Maegan Perry; seven great grandchildren, and a sister in law, Jean Aly.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by funeral services at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Smackover, with Bro. Carley Davis officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado.
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