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Rogerson, James and Crecia

James Emblic Rogerson was born to J. S. and Debbie Pope Rogerson on November 18, 1918, in Johnston County. He attended Kenly High School and served in the U. S. Army from 1943 until 1945.

Crecia O'Neal Rogerson was born to James Willard and Myrtie Starling O'Neal on March 23, 1922, in Johnston County. She attended Corinth Holder High School and graduated from Atlantic Christian College.

J. E. and Crecia were married on December 18, 1942. The five children born to this marriage were Jane, Ellen, Ann, James, and Nancy. Jane died in 1944 while J. E. was overseas and is buried at Antioch Baptist Church in O'Neal Township Additionally, their children include their in-laws Janie, Al and Johnny. J. E. and Crecia have eight grandchildren - Crecia, Deborah, Susan, Jamie, Justin, Nathalia, Will, Janna, John, and Scott.

They farmed and operated Rogerson Milling Company for many years. This was the country store of the community and many happy hours of visiting went on there.

J. E. over the years served on the PCA Board of Directors, the Johnston County ABC Board, the Farm Bureau Board of Directors, the Johnston County Soil and Water Conservation Board, Johnston County Livestock Board, Triangle J Council of Government and the Extension Board of Directors. He also served as a Johnston County Commissioner and served on the Board of Directors of Growers Warehouse. At the time of his death on September 22, 1986, he was deacon and treasurer of Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

Crecia taught at Middlesex High School and Kenly High School. She has been an active member and supporter of the Farm Bureau Women. For many years she served as a class mother and as a PTA officer at Kenly School. She has been very active in the Democratic Women and has served as a museum volunteer. Her enthusiastic support of J. E. allowed him to fulfill many of his public service commitments. Throughout his life they functioned as a team, each enhancing the other.

We, their children and grandchildren, use this page to express our appreciation for the love, guidance, and support that they have provided over the years. They set high standards and ideals for us to follow, and for that, we are very grateful.

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