Ralph C. Rogers, age 84 of West End died Monday, November 1, 2021 at his home. 

Born in Lee County he was a son of the late Thomas Paschal and Rosa Patterson Rogers. Ralph was a retired school bus mechanic with Moore County Schools. 

He was preceded in death by his brothers William, Thomas and Rayon Rogers.

He is survived by his children Cary A. Rogers of Monroe and Lisa R. Smith and husband Michael of Waxhaw; sisters Carolyn Hughes of Carthage and Mary Brumfield of Delbarton, WV; brother Wilbur Rogers of Mt. Gilead; grandchildren Caris Rogers and Colson Smith. 

A memorial service will be 3:00 PM Monday at Priest Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Archie Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00. 

Memorials may be made to Priest Hill Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 176, Carthage, NC 28327.

Services are entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home. 

Online condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com.


Visitation: November 8, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Priest Hill Presbyterian Church
2792 Old River Road
Carthage, NC 28327


Memorial Service: November 8, 2021 3:00 pm

Priest Hill Presbyterian Church
2792 Old River Road
Carthage, NC 28327


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  1. Lisa and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love and prayers,

  2. So sorry for your loss. One of my best early memories is of me riding with Ralph in his light Blue Chevy pickup during Tobacco season. I got to talk with your Dad a few weeks ago and he talked about each of his kids, Lisa and Cary. He loved you very much. He is with Jesus now, that should give us all hope and comfort.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss I graduated high school with him and felt he was one of my dearest friends We went fishing together and to breakfast many times. He gave our family a bountiful supply of vegetables every summer and would plow the garden spot for us. His truck was always at Priest hill Church on Sunday. He was one of the nicest most Christian men I know. He will surely be missed.Arles and Bradie Taylor Carthage NC

  4. Lisa, I’m so sorry for you loss. It’s a hard reality with which I’ve become too familiar. Know you are in my thoughts, as you and your family navigate the next few days, and as you move forward without your sweet daddy.

    Sincerely, Marcie Bryant

  5. So sad to hear of Ralph’s passing. I too graduated high school with Ralph. He was a dear friend. I will miss our phone chats. My condolences to his family whom he adored and spoke of so sweetly. He will surely be missed.
    Grace Frye Evans

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss Lisa. I know how much your adored your sweet daddy.
    Lots of hugs and love from the Reimers💗

  7. To all of Ralph’s family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Ralph from when I was about 6 years old. While my mom helped barn tobacco, Wilbur and I would play in the fields, woods, and barns on the farm. I always looked up to Wilbur’s older brothers, but especially Ralph and Rayon. After my sister passed when I was 6 and was left an only child, the Rogers boys were my roll models. I feel blessed to have known them all. I talked to Ralph just recently, and we relived the good old days. Ralph was a great kind man, and will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

  8. Sending prayers & hugs to Cary, Caris, Lisa, Michael, Colson and Ralphs’s sisters and brother. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Alisa Frye Garner & Yvette Walters

  9. Lisa, Mike and Colson:
    We are so sorry for your loss; we are thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer.
    Jennifer, Glenn, Jane and Eva

  10. So sorry for the loss of your sweet daddy! Such a loving and friendly man. He will be greatly missed but forever in our thoughts.

  11. Ralph was a hard working and conscientious worker for Moore County Schools for many years looking after the safety of our children. I had many good conversations and good times with Ralph. I will miss him. Deepest sympathy to Lisa and Cary and all family members.

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