CANTON — Ruby Sizemore Rogers, 96, passed away on Monday May 27, 2019, at the home.

She was a Haywood native and the daughter of the late Oscar Sizemore and Lucy Gordon Sizemore Caldwell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn Keith Rogers who passed away in 2007; two sons Dwight Timothy Rogers and Vaughn Keith Rogers, Jr; five sisters; and four brothers. Ruby was a member of Burnette Siding Baptist Church and was previously employed by Champion Paper at Lake Logan.

She enjoyed cooking and helping others with food and comfort and was an avid reader and quilter. Ruby was a strong prayer warrior and a faithful witness for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Ruby is survived by two daughters, Janice Rogers and Carolyn Sizemore (John), all of Canton; a daughter-in-law Pat Rogers, whom she loved like a daughter; six grandchildren, Christy Sizemore, of Greenville, South Carolina, Marcus Sizemore (Kim), of Jasper, Alabama, Randy Rogers (Robin), of Montgomery, Alabama, Cathy Messer, Pam Rogers, and Cindy Hendershot (Tim), all of Canton; nine great-grandchildren, Corey Sizemore (Mary Grace), of Asheville, Andrew Sizemore, of Jasper, Alabama, Brittany Davis (Jeff), Wetempka, Alabama, Tanner Messer, of Greensboro, Randi Rogers, of Montgomery, Alabama, Bart and Emily Robeson, of Greenville, South Carolina, Brianna and Alex Hendershot, of Canton; two step-great-grandchildren, Logan and William, of Jasper, Alabama; one great-great-grandchild, Macie Davis, of Montgomery, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Burnette Siding Baptist Church with the Rev. John Sizemore, the Rev. Donny Buchanan, and the Rev. Dr. Jack Sammons officiating. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Burnette Siding Baptist Church, c/o Thelma Surrett, 15 Lindsey Drive, Canton, NC 28716 or Broyhill Baptist Children’s Home, 111 Sneed Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.

The care of Mrs. Rogers has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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