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March 28, 2011

Mary Brogan Rogers Helms, 61, of 4906 Johnson Creek Rd., died, Monday, March 28, 2011 at her residence. She was born November 14, 1949 in Bellburn , West Virginia, a daughter of Anice Irene Lilly Brogan of Elton, WV and the late Junior Clinton Brogan. Mary retired as a Communications Officer for the Covington Police Department after 13 years of service. She was a faithful and dedicated wife and mother. Mary enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her family and friends and was an avid farmer on Facebook. She was a devoted caretaker of Hummingbirds each Spring and Summer and welcomed them to her yard. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William C. "Bill" Rogers in 1996. In addition to her mother, Mary is survived by her husband, Ray Helms of Covington; two sons, William Robert "Robby" Rogers and his wife, Violet of Covington and Carlos "Dale" Rogers and his wife Jennifer of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Lauren Kay Rogers ; William Andrew Rogers ; Heidi Marie Rogers; Haley Nicole Rogers; Nathan Aaron Rogers and Breanna Helms.; two step sons, Timothy Ray Helms of Clifton Forge and Duane Edward Helms and his wife Kathy of Roanoke; one brother, Eugene Clinton Brogan of Commerce, GA; four sisters, Carmella Bennett and her husband, Lane of Siler City, NC; Deborah Brogan-Burris of Dallas, NC; Krista Pugh and her husband David of Layland, WV and Lisa Andrews and her husband Paul of Elton, WV ; a family friend, Gene Horton of Elton, WV and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. The funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday in the Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Garland Humphries officiating. The interment will be made in Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Rainelle, WV. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends attending the service. The family will receive their friends this evening, March 29, 2011 from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at the Arritt Funeral Home. The family suggest that memorial donations in Mary's name be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Karen Buzzard, 807 McCormick Blvd, Clifton Forge, VA 24422. The online guest book is available at arrittfuneralhome.com Memorial Information The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Karen Buzzard, 807 McCormick Blvd, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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