November 27, 2021

Mr. Donald Garrett Rogers

Mr. Donald Garrett Rogers, 72, of Franklin, GA passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hospice facility in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Rogers was born March 10, 1946 in Franklin, Georgia to the late Eula Rogers Garrett and Artie C. Stephens and was reared by the late Eugene Garrett.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army, including several tours of duty in Vietnam and the Middle East.

Mr. Rogers enjoyed racing his Harley Davidson, drag racing, and tinkering with anything mechanical. He travelled the world during his service in the Army but moved back to his beloved hometown of Franklin when he retired. He had a passion for his country and for those he loved.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Monica Rogers Smith, his granddaughter, Ebonee Smith, his brother, Lendy Garrett, his sister, Marcia Garrett, and nephew, Jason Dillard.

Survivors include his daughters, Angela Rogers Thomaston of Franklin, Georgia and Rachel E. Rogers of Armadillo, Texas; brothers, Joe Garrett and Buford Garrett of Decatur, Georgia, Henry Stephens and Columbus Stephens of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Sylvia (Willie) Patterson of Decatur, Georgia, Eloise Dillard of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Mary Ethel (John) Harvey of Dayton, Ohio, and Vivian (Richard) Stephens-Brown of Atlanta, Georgia.

The Celebration of Life Service with full military honors will be at 2:00 pm Thursday,  July 12, 2018 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Franklin, Georgia with Rev. Travis Leonard officiating.

Lakes Dunson Robertson Funeral Home of Lagrange is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Robert H. says

    I had lunch with Mr. Rogers on several occasions over the years and always enjoyed our conversations. His travels and worldview made for interesting and educational talks. He was one of the people that make Franklin interesting.
    My condolences to his family and friends.

  2. So sad to hear about the passing of Donald. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Thanks for your service to our country.

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