The New Garden community is saddened by the passing of William (Bill) Rogers, longtime member of New Garden Friends Meeting and former president of Guilford College.

Friends will recall his thoughtful and tender messages out of the silence and on occasion his spontaneously breaking into heartfelt spirituals.
Bill had an unassuming yet weighty presence. Seasons at New Garden could be marked by Bill’s and Bev’s annual peregrinations to Maine for summers and back again for the winters.

Please hold his family and his many friends in the light. Condolences may be sent to Beverley (Bev) Rogers at the Well Spring Retirement Community, 4100 Well Spring Drive, Apt. 113, Greensboro, NC 27410; Bill’s sister Dianne Lytle, Apt #2102, New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410, and niece Amy Lytle, 324 Gorrell Street, Greensboro, NC 27406; His daughters, Susan Apple Rogers, 445 Bent Creek Trail Kernersville, NC 27284; Nancy Glassman, 611 Chancery Place, Greensboro, NC 27408, and son John Rogers, 7320 Cedar St., Port Sanilac, Michigan 48469.

The memorial service for Bill will be at 2:00pm on Friday, July 29th at WellSpring, with a reception following. All are welcome. Bill Roger’s obituary is up on Hanes-Lineberry’s website:

Clint Corcoran, Presiding Clerk / New Garden Friends Meeting