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Emma Smith Rodgers, 83, Adair County, KY (1936-2020)

Emma Smith Rodgers, 83, of Columbia, died Monday, April 6, 2020 at 10:30pmCT.

In accordance with Governor Beshear's recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Tarter's Chapel Cemetery. For anyone who would like to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit Mrs. Rodgers' obituary on our website - - and we will see that the family receives it.

She was born July 16, 1936 in Adair County to the late Bill & Florence Scott Wilson. She was the widow of Elby "Pig" Smith & L.C. Rodgers, and was preceded in death by a granddaughter, April Rooks. Emma was a member of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors Include:

One Daughter - Brenda Neat & her husband Ricky of Columbia

One Son - Donnie "Josh" Smith & his wife Debbie of Columbia

Four Grandchildren - Shelley Smith, Tiffany Smith, Eric Rooks & Isaac Neat

Several Great-Grandchildren also survive

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Emma Smith Rodgers, 83, Adair County, KY (1936-2020)

2020-04-07 - Photo from the family.
Emma Smith Rodgers, 83, Adair County, KY (1936-2020)

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