Omah Rogers : Obituary


Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces funeral services for Mrs. Omah Louise Smith Rogers, age 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, who passed away Friday morning, May 17, 2013, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Omah was the daughter of the late Lem and Ruby Smith of Murphy, North Carolina. Her husband, Charles Rogers and sister Beulah Griffin preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Nancy & Tim Dyer and Patricia & Jerry Cook of Blairsville, Georgia, four grandchildren, Robin Cook, Misty Jones and her husband Bobby, Jeff Cook and Emily Dyer, and one great granddaughter, Charli Jones; nephews and nieces, her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law also survive her: Ray and Mamie Rogers, Tommy and Jean Rogers, Orvin and Louise Lance, and sister, Frances Wellborn.

Omah devoted her life to her children, Nancy and Patricia, and taking care of her home. She was dedicated to the family businesses, Rogers Grocery Store and Collins Department Store. Omah is remembered by Patricia as a mother who was determined she would learn to play the piano by setting a timer on the instrument for 30 minutes each day during her strictly supervised practice session. Nancy remembers her mother providing her with opportunities to learn at a very young age. She drove Nancy to Hayesville where she was enrolled in a special kindergarten program attended by only a few children from Blairsville. Omah was known by her friends and neighbors as loving and helpful. She was an active member of the Blairsville United Methodist Church until she was disabled after a car accident in 2007. Following the accident, Omah resided at Union County Nursing Home where she uplifted the spirits of those who took care of her. Her nurses and CNAs provided her with excellent care loved her. Our Mother lived her last six years in the memory of her past. We have learned from her how important it is to make good memories.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rogers will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Jan Devereaux of Regency Hospice officiating. Kay Bradley will be sharing memories. Music will be provided by Trackrock Quartet. The following gentlemen have been selected to serve as pallbearers: Robert Rogers, Tommy Rogers, Larry Lance, Gary Lance, Robby Rogers, and Jeff Cook. Graveside Committal services will follow in Union Memory Gardens officiated by Rev. Wade Plott.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, May 19th, from 1 until the service hour.

Flowers are graciously accepted; however, if you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be made to Union County Nursing Home Activity Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and share your fond memories of Omah with the family on our website, at

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