John Edison Rogers, 71, of Freeport, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Barnesville Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born January 12, 1940 in Belmont Co., near Flushing, Ohio, he was a son of the late Joseph Marion Rogers, Sr. and Ruby Anna (Sommer) Rogers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Marion Rogers, Jr.

Services for John, officiated by Pastor James Willson, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Interment will follow in Freeport’s Greenmont Cemetery which overlooks his beloved family farm. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Those wishing to honor John’s memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to Piedmont United Methodist Church, c/o Asbury Greater Parrish, P.O. Box 213, New Athens, OH  43981. A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.