MOULTRIE -- A stalwart of the Moultrie medical community, Dr. Edward Rogers, died Thursday. He was 88.

Rogers, trained in gynecology and obstetrics, served the Moultrie community for more than 30 years.

A native of Pelham, Ga., he was the son of Edward A. and Miriam Gilmore Rogers.

He graduated from the Louisiana State University Medical School and completed his pre-medical studies at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Dr. Rogers was initially trained in general surgery at the University of Chattanooga and at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

He was trained in obstetrics and gynecology at Baptist Hospital and Vanderbilt University, both in Nashville, Tenn.

Dr. Rogers served as medical director and director of medical education at Baptist Hospital after finishing his residency.

In Moultrie, he served as chief of obstetrics and gynecology and as chief of staff on two occasions at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

He was a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Georgia Medical Society and a member of the American Medical Association. He was in active military service in the United States Public Health Service during the Second World War.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gloria Dolan Rogers, five children and 10 grandchildren.

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