Macel Rodgers, 87, of Crossett, died June 15, 2014 at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.
Mrs. Rodgers was a native of Hamburg and a resident of Crossett for over 60 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church for over 50 years where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Austin T. Rodgers in 2003; her parents, McClellan and Annie Lou Howard Pennington; four brothers, Elton, Don, M.C. and Conrad Pennington; a sister, Erma Lou Sharp; two brothers-in-law, Pete Murphy and Jack Sharp and two sisters-in-law, Bobbie Ann Pennington and Joyce Pennington.
She is survived by two sons, Gerry Rodgers and wife Martha and Ronnie Rodgers and wife, LaFran; a daughter, Nita Edmonsond and husband, Bob, all of Crossett; a brother, Bruce Pennington and wife, Martha; two sisters, Merle Murphy and Annette Craig and husband, Jimmy, all of Hamburg; a sister-in-law, Jean Pennington; six grandchildren, Meredith Harrison and husband, Kevin, Amy Rice and husband, Larry, Hope Rodgers, Michael Merriweather and wife, Christy, David Rodgers and Josh Rodgers; eight great-grandchildren, Mason Manning, Rainie Rodgers, Jack Rice, Juliana Rice, Hayden Harrison, Hannah Harrison, Morgan Merriweather and Kenzie Merriweather.
Funeral services will be held June 18 at 3 p.m. at the North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church with Bros. Jason Bates and John Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Egypt Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Tony Blann, Jimmy Pennington, Royce Sharp, Reagan Craig, Mickey Pennington, Ricky Pennington, Kenny Pennington, Phillip Craig, Jeff Pennington and Mack Pennington. Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Wallace, Joey Johnson, Glenn Willis, Herman Johnson, Junior Adams and Dewey Carter.
Memorials may be made to the Timberline Federal Credit Union Relay for Life, PO Box 929, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church, 1301 Mimosa Street, Crossett, AR 71635.
Visitation will be June 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church.