Pearle Rogers Lambert

November 14, 1919 ~ August 31, 2020 (age 100)




A Pillar of our Highlands community was sadly lost on Monday, August 31, 2020, when Pearle Rogers Lambert passed away.  She had spent more than 100 years making this world a better place and will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.  Pearle was born in Scaly Mountain on November 14, 1919, to the late Henry and Lonnie (Mason) Carpenter.  She was married to the late Arthur "Dusty" Rogers, who preceded her February of 1967. Pearle worked at the Highlands Cashiers Hospital for 34 years in many different positions including Nurse, X-Ray Technician and Central Supplies.  Upon retirement, it was often said that they (HCH) had to hire three people to fill her position.  She was quite a jewel and always did her job with a caring heart, she loved people and people loved her.  Known to many as "Mamaw" or "Grandma Rogers", she loved to babysit for family and friends.  She could be seen, as recently as this past year, walking around her block with her great- granddaughter, Braylee, who was very special to her. Pearle was also a member of the First Baptist Church Highlands.

She is survived by her three daughters, Nora Potts (Roy, deceased), Margaret Heinlein (Blair), and Debbie "Trudy" Alexander (Tim, deceased) all of Highlands, NC; a son, James "Jimbud" Rogers (Anne) of Highlands, NC;  ten grandchildren, Derrick Potts, Melissa Crowe, Monica Vinson, Jay Calloway, Mike Calloway, Justin Rogers, Cole Alexander, Carly Alexander, Nadya Rogers and David Rogers;  twelve  great -grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Pearle was preceded in death by a son, Arthur "Spec" Rogers, Jr., a grandson, Johnny Michael Potts; five sisters, Ethel Miller, Grace Edwards, Bess Creswell, Elizabeth Littleton and  Louise Hudson; and two brothers, Dee Carpenter and Zeb Carpenter.


There will be no formal services. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Highlands First Baptist Church Building Fund, 220 Main Street Highlands, NC 28741.


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