Welcome to the memorial page for

Elonzo Carrell Rogers

August 23, 1937 ~ April 25, 2017 (age 79)

Elonzo Carrell Rogers, 79, was born in Tyronza, Arkansas, on August 23, 1937, to the late Abby Elonzo and Hettie Ann Rogers.  He died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Carrell is survived by his loving wife, Marcella, of 30 years; sons and daughters in law, Wendell Rogers, Gerald and Kim Varvil, all of Paragould, and Tony and Sandy Varvil, of Lexington, Tennessee; daughters and sons in law, Kim and Bruce Hunt, Shelia and Robert Anderson, and Melinda and Randy Bishop, all of Paragould; grandsons, Christopher Rogers, Brandon Rogers, Matthew Hannah, Joshua Hannah, Tyler Bishop, Chandler Bishop, Brock Hunt, Brandon Bracken, Ricky Varvil, Zach Noel, Josh Noel, and Cody Noel; brother, Larry Rogers; sister, Georgia Lou Cole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bernice Redmond; brothers, Randall Rogers and Laveral Rogers.

His favorite pastimes were spending time with family and enjoying nature, sports, hunting, fishing, and watching the Cardinals.  When Carrell was no longer able to play ball himself, he spent many years umpiring baseball and softball.  He also served as umpire commissioner.  He loved to talk and never met a stranger.  He retired from Emerson Electric in 1999 after working there 37 years.  Carrell served his country in the Army Reserves from 1960 to 1966.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 28, in the Center Hill Chapel of Phillips Funeral Home with Brother Royce Boling and Brother Terry Songer officiating.  Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Paragould. 

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you to consider donating to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.



Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

 Service Information

April 27, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

Funeral Service
April 28, 2017

10:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

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