Olga Belle Rogers Humfleet age 92, of Trion, GA passed away Friday – July 27, 2018.
She was born in Crossville, Alabama to the late Joel Ellison Rogers and Katurah Selma Bryant Rogers. She was youngest of 8 children with a mother who treasured her and a father she never knew, who died a few short months after her birth. Her sisters who doted on her, and her brothers helped raise her. Belle’s childhood on the Alabama farm during the Great Depression taught her to appreciate and hold on to whatever life sent her way. In her late teens, she and her sister moved north and worked as a real-life Rosie the Riveter on a wartime assembly line. It was in Detroit that she met Dixon, a tall handsome Kentucky man on a blind date. Romance ensued, then marriage, and a Niagara Falls honeymoon. A modest home in the suburbs with three kids and a dog, … once everything at home was on an even keel, she returned to work and helped develop a successful dry-cleaning business for an area franchisee. Olga was also active in Church leadership at First Baptist in Walled Lake, MI. Eventually, Dixon and Olga retired to the wooded hills of northwest Georgia, enjoying their home, family, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband: William Dixon Humfleet, siblings: Van Buren Rogers, Jay Truman Rogers, Joel Oswal Rogers, Opal Rogers Sparks, Ollie Mae Rogers Hall, Joe Kenner Rogers.
She is survived by her children: Philip Noel (Karin) Humfleet of Trion, GA, Debra Lynn (Ralph) Mauelshagen of Holly Lake Ranch, TX, Dana Ross (Kenna Brooks) Humfleet of Delaware, OH, Sister: Grace Rogers Gilley of Chattanooga, TN, grandchildren: Laura (Chris), Brian (Meg), Katie (Ellery), Karl, Susanna, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 pm – 8 pm and Friday after 11 am. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 12 noon Friday – August 3, 2018 with Vince Stallings officiating. Burial will follow in Chattanooga Veterans National Cemetery – Chattanooga, TN. The family request memorial donations be given to Red Bird Mission, Inc at 70 Queendale Center – Beverly, KY 40913-9607 or rbmission.org Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – LaFayette Chapel. Online guestbook at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Friday after 11:00 am.
Funeral services: In the chapel at 12 noon Friday – August 3, 2018 with Greg King officiating.