Mrs. Geleta Nichols Rogers, age 81, passed away January 13, 2020. She was born December 17, 1938 in Hiawassee, Georgia to the late Mr. Clarence and Kittie (Nicholson) Nichols. Mrs. Geleta was a life long resident of Towns County, more specifically she was born, raised and lived her entire life on Fodder Creek and for that reason she knew everyone in the area. Mrs. Geleta was nine years old when electricity came to Towns County, she watched the county grow into what we all know Towns County for today. During her school aged years she was in the 4-H club and received an award for book keeping in high school. After high school she was a housekeeper for Young Harris Motel and then later for the Hiawassee Fairgrounds. Geleta was a quilter and made many baby quilts over the years. She also was well known for making fruitcakes for the holidays. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she throughly enjoyed decorating for the season. She was also a hard worker, extremely strong and very independent lady who liked to stay busy. In her own words she "loved her grandbabies". She was married to the late Mr. William Dale Rogers for 45 years. They loved taking trips to Pigeon Forge for their anniversary and any other time they could get away. Geleta leaves behind one son and daughter-in-law Doug and Karen Rogers of Hiawassee, daughter and son-in-law Devra and Randy Wood of Gainesville, grandchildren Cassandra Banister(Will), Candice Wood, Katlyn Huff(Nick), Trampas Shook, Levi Shook, Justin Shook, Vivien Shook and Katie Smyth; twelve great-grandchildren;Brother- in- law Jay Edwards and may extended family and friends.
Visitation: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home 11:00am-2:00pm
Funeral Service: Thursday, January 16, 2020 in the chapel of Banister-Cooper Funeral Home at 2:00pm with the Rev. Gary Ashe officiating.
Interment: Enotah Baptist Cemetery
Pallbearers: Lyn Mauldin, Bear Osborn, Bert Rogers, Gary Holcomb, William Edwards and Forrest Derochie
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