DAWSON -- Estel Rogers Heath, 91, of Americus, formerly of Dawson passed away Friday, December 2, 2011 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. Visitation will be held at Harvey Funeral Home on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM with the funeral service immediately following at 3:00 PM in Harvey Funeral Chapel. Rev. Eddie Braswell will officiate. Interment will be held in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Estel was born in Johnson County on July 5, 1920 to the late Gordon Victor Rogers and the late Julia Samantha Garnto Rogers. She was a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a member of the Dawson United Methodist Church and the Dawson United Methodist Women.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ralph Derrell Heath; daughter, Barbara Heath; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include her son, Ralph Heath of Atlanta; daughter, Tami Scott (Charles) of Dawson; sister, Jean Jones (Mike) of Brunswick; and grandchildren, Michael, David, Matthew, and Emma Heath of Atlanta.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter, 1925 Century Blvd., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3315 or to the Dawson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 167, Dawson, GA 39842. Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at www.harveyfuneralhome.com.

Harvey Funeral Home

Dawson 229/995-2104

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