Milton Harold Rogerson

Published 3:39 pm Friday, April 17, 2009

By Staff
WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA — Milton Harold Rogerson of Wilson, passed away Tuesday evening April 14, 2009 at Wake Medical Center. He was born in Washington, NC on February 4, 1925, son of Elmer Rogerson and Josephine Burgess Rogerson. He graduated from Washington High School and attended East Carolina Teachers College (East Carolina University).
He served in the United States Army with the 17th Airborne Division during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He retired from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in 1990 after 29 years of service as Director of Publications. Prior to his tenure at Atlantic Christian College he served as Managing Editor of the Sun Journal Newspaper in New Bern, NC from 1957-1961. He previously served as staff writer for the Washington Daily News. He was a member and past president of the University Photographers Association of America. He received recognition for professional photography on state and national basis. He was a member of First Christian Church of Wilson since 1981 and served several terms as deacon. He also attended Bible Missionary Baptist Church of Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Melrose Wilson Rogerson. Mr. Rogerson is survived by a son, M. Harold Rogerson, Jr. and his wife Mickey Rogerson of Hillsborough, NC; daughter, Teresa R. Thomas of Wilson; granddaughter Brooke R. Beede and husband Ryan of Chapel Hill; grandson Adam B. Thomas of Wilson; great-granddaughter Lily Grey Beede of Chapel Hill.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2009 at First Christian Church of Wilson, NC. The family will receive friends in the Church parlor immediately following the service. Interment service will be at the Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Milton H. Rogerson Endowed Fund at Barton College, P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893.
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