Roger Chambers : Obituary


Mr. Roger J. Chambers, age 83 of Blue Ridge, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at his home after a long illness. Mr. Chambers was born November 21, 1929 in Blairsville, GA to the late Calvin and Myrtle Jordan Chambers. A member of the Shirley Hills Baptist Church in Warner Robins, GA, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ray and Jay Chambers of Morganton, Cecil Chambers of Lawrenceville, GA and Jerry Chambers of Eatonton, GA, and sisters, Marie Burnette of Jesup, GA and Audrey Sheffield of Tampa, Fl also an infant sister. Roger enjoyed fishing in his spare time and he worked for 36 years in civil service for the federal government with the department of defense.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Frances Bass Chambers of the home, son, Greg (Tina) Chambers of Jasper, GA, daughter, Cathy Roderick of Dahlonega, GA, brother, Earl Chambers of Morganton, sister, Retha Overstreet of Blairesville, sister, Ella Gerean of Pensa Cola, Fl., brother, Winston Chambers of Blairesville, four grandchildren,Clint Chambers, Lexi Chambers, of Jasper Eric Roderick, Paige Mitcham, of Dahlonega, five great grandchildren, Dane Roderick, Brock Roderick, Chloe Roderick, Alison Mitcham, and Landen Mitcham all of Dahlonega. Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Beck officiating. Music provided by Robert Bass, Leroy Fox and Peggy Chambers. Interment will follow in the Chastain Memorial Park. Pallbearers include Richard Chambers, Eric Rodenick, Greg Chambers, Josh Mitcham, Jeff Dunlap and Leroy Fox.

The family will receive friends at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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