On June 13, 2005, AUSCOE PRESLEY ROGERS beloved husband of Thelma M. Rogers (nee Gentle), devoted father of Pamela J., and A. Jason Rogers, dear brother of Edith Couch and the late James, Lacott and Allen Rogers, loing grandfather of Anne, Grace and Matthew Meredith and Sophia and Eva Rogers. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue. Visiting hours Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Additional visiting hours will be held at the Reavis Funeral Home, Statesville, NC, on Saturday 9 A. M to 12 noon with funeral to follow. Interment Oak Wood Cemetery.