Cathryn Watts Rogers of Buena Vista died Aug. 5

Cathryn Watts Rogers of Buena Vista, Virginia passed away on August 5, 2019.  Cathryn was born February 17, 1932.

Cathryn was the daughter of the late James, Sr. and Maggie Watts.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles Rogers, Jr.; brothers James, Jr., Charles, Aubrey, and Clarence Watts; and sister Rosa Lee Worth.

Cathryn worked at the Bernson Silk Mill in Buena Vista for 25 years and then she and Charles were the owners and operators of the Big Deal Restaurant for 20 years.

She is survived by her daughter Nitza Rogers Floyd (Donald); grandchildren Jamie Green-Pruett (Chip), Donald Floyd, Jr. (Emily), Misty Snider (Jason); step granddaughter, Cindy Marshall; great-grandchildren Hannah, Aaron, Kyle, Kendal, Kelsey, Kallon, and Katy Belle; great-great-grandchild Brinlee; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7 on Thursday, August 8.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9 followed by interment at Green Hill Cemetery.

Cathryn’s family extends special thanks to the staff of Havenwood Assisted Living and Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.  In lieu of flowers, friends may make a memorial contribution to Rockbridge Area Hospice in Cathryn’s name. 

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, and Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service.


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