of Clinton, AR
January 14, 1938 - September 12, 2022
Clara Faye (Todd) Rodgers passed away on September 12, 2022 in Clinton, Arkansas. She was born January 14, 1938 in Forrest City, Arkansas, the daughter of Frank and Essie Todd.Faye graduated from Forrest City High School and attended Arkansas College (now Lyons College) on a scholastic scholarship. During her time at Arkansas College, Faye met Joe T. Rodgers. They were married and soon after settled in Clinton, Arkansas where Faye, as a working mother, raised her three children. Faye was very artistic as a painter, jewelry designer, seamstress and creating floral arrangements. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry.Faye was involved in her community throughout her life. Among those were the Clinton Methodist Church, Board of Directors of Clinton Chamber of Commerce and the Ozark Health Foundation. While serving as Clinton City Clerk, Faye was selected for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture LeadAR (Leadership Arkansas) two-year course of study in leadership and community development.In 1988, at age 50, Faye decided to open her own jewelry store, Faye's Diamond Mine. Starting with a 350 square foot area, she expanded overtime to a beautiful 2500 square foot showroom. She became a member of the Arkansas Jewelers Association (AJA), Jewelers of America (JA), and Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO). Faye began her travels throughout the United States, related to the jewelry industry, buying jewelry and attending educational seminars. This led to her worldwide travels, spanning six continents. Adventures included diamond buying in Antwerp, Belgium and Israel, colored gemstones in South America and Asia and opals in Australia. Faye also visited the gold mine in South Africa and the historical Kimberley Diamond Mine.Faye has won many awards during her career. A few of those are Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, AJA Jeweler of the Year, IJO Best Family Diamond Store, IJO Superlative Design and Innovation Award. She also won numerous state and national awards for her exquisite jewelry designs.Faye was a wonderful and unique mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she loved her family very much. She is survived by her son, Tod Rodgers and his wife, Pat of Willow Park, Texas; daughters, Lori Blagg and husband, Ralph, of Clinton, Arkansas, Memory Passmore and husband, Maurice of Choctaw, Arkansas; grandchildren, Trace Rodgers and wife, Julie, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Taylor Rodgers of Lawrence, Kansas, Kevin Blagg of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Lance Blagg of Eugene, Oregon, Logan Blagg of Brooklyn, New York and two great-granddaughters, Scarlett Kay and Nora Faye Rodgers of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is also survived by many other relatives and close friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Sonny Todd and Larry Todd.A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Clinton United Methodist Church.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ozark Health Foundation, Clinton United Methodist Church, or a charity of your choice.To express online condolence please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
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My heartfelt condolences to Tod, Lori and Memory and all her precious grands, great-grands and innumerable friends. She was a lovely and accomplished lady who leaves an incredible legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
My sympathy goes out to the family of Faye Rodgers. I was lucky to know her.
We reconnected at our last high school class reunion. I was very impressed with her accomplishments and found her a delightful personality after many years of no contact. My condolences to her family.
Please accept my sympathy to the family of Faye Rogers. I was lucky to have her as a part of my childhood and every luckier to know her as an adult. I will always appreciate her kindness. May she Rest In Peace.
Ms Faye will be greatly missed by all who have the privilege of meeting her. She had a profound affect on me, as do her daughters. Thank you Ms. Faye.Prayers and blessings for the whole family.🙏🙏🙏
A champion citizen for our community, always there for individuals, ever seeking to learn more and while naturally elegant, not afraid to climb a phone pole and jump off ( training exercise). So glad to have known this exceptional lady and her life well lived.
Tod and Patty we are so sorry about your mother’s passing. She achieved so much in her life and traveled to so many places. Our prayers and love are with you both. Love, Ron and Cheryl
So many happy memories of Iris Garden Club activities involving Faye.Loved the jewelry in her store and the way it was decorated.A real asset to Clinton.
What an honor to know Ms. Faye! She (and Mrs. Lori) took a chance on a brand new Clinton girl in 10th grade for my very first job all the way through my college days. Such a classy, elegant lady to pave the way for women entrepreneurs and business women! I’ll forever be grateful for you Ms. Faye❤️
Tod, Lori and Memory, Your mom was such a talented beautiful woman and she loved her family deeply. We know you will miss her so much. We send heartfelt love and condolences at this difficult time.
Memory, Lori and Tod, so sorry for the loss of your Mom.🙏 We grew up with Faye T always cheering and supporting us at our ballgames and school activities. When Faye was City Of Clinton Recorder and Treasurer I worked with her and once again I realized it was great to be on the same team. Faye worked hard for our Community and will be missed in so many ways. Faye T go rest high on the Mountain you certainly have earned it. I Love You!🥰
So sorry to hear of Ms. Faye leaving this old earth and all her family, but J feel she I shining bright in heaven . She will be missed!
I am so sorry to hear this. The few times I was around her she was warm and gracious. I know the Clinton community will miss her.
I graduated high school with Clara Faye in 1956. I moved there from Cherry Valley in tenth grade and was very nervous to be in such a large school compared the one in Cherry Valley. Clara Faye and her friends were some of the first to welcome me and take me into their fold! I will never forget that. They were all so nice and fun and sweet to me. Clara Faye always had a beautiful smile and was very witty as I remember. We met again at our 50 year reunion in 2006 and I discovered that she was just the same as I remembered! Even though she had been so successful in her business and traveled the world she was still the friendly, fun and witty girl from high school! My condolences to her family for their loss of her presence.
Lori, Todd and Memory I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. She was a kind and gentle lady that got your attention when she walked into the room. I read a quote that describes your mother by Anyon Chekov - We shall find peace.We shall hear angels,We shall see the sky Sparking with diamonds
Tod, Lori, and Memory-I can still remember the smile on your mom’s face to welcome me into the Methodist church service. She was a sweetheart to me. I’m so sorry for your loss. She will be forever missed. Love to you all-
Lori, I send my love and prayers to you and all of the family. Faye was certainly a special person and a great representative for the city of Clinton. She loved the Lord, her family and friends and the Clinton community. I have fond memories of helping out at the store back when we had baby Logan sleeping in a cardboard box behind the counter. Faye loved the jewelry business and did a remarkable job building her business and learning the trade. I know she is now enjoying her heavenly rewards. God's continued blessings to you all.Mary Canino Pedersen
A pleasure knowing this fine lady and sad to hear about her passing. Always pleasant, sporting that pretty smile of hers. Prayers to all she leaves behind.
Prayers and Positive thoughts to all of your family and loved ones. You’re an inspiration!
Dear family of Faye's. She was beautiful and kind to everyone . Her courage was strong . I enjoyed my time with her very much . We had some great talks and laughs. 🙏 . Love you .💖
Although I hadn’t seen her in many years, Fay always had a place on my list of special people. She never failed to take a moment to say hello, even to a silly ole teenager. I loved her sass, quick wit, and that smile. Keeping you in my heart & hoping you can find joy and comfort in your many memories of Fay.
Prayers, hugs and love to the family of this beautiful lady. Gem of a woman!
Mrs. Faye was a beautiful soul and I’m so happy to have been able to know her over the last year or so. I just wish I could have met her sooner. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thank you lori and Memory for sharing her with us!
So sorry to hear of Faye's passing. We thought so much of her and just always loved visiting her jewelry store. I have had several treasures from there. When I had cancer Faye sent me a butterfly suncatcher which I proudly displayed in a bedroom window. Thanks for the memories Faye!! Thankful that God allowed our paths to cross in this life!
It was honor to care for Ms. Faye. She had regal style about her and a big heart. Faye is shining bright in heaven. My prayers to all of her family.
Lori, Memory and Tod, I was saddened to hear about Faye and I send my prayers; Your Mother was so sweet and kind and I know she will be missed. God bless your family. 🙏
Faye was an inspiration and lovely person. I truly enjoyed the years we volunteered together and interacted. Prayers and blessings for you in your time of grief.
Truly saddened. Faye was one of the most gracious and caring ladies i knew. She will be missed by her community and my heart. Prayers and love to her family.
Lori and family, please accept our most sincere condolences. We absolutely loved Faye and enjoyed the time we were lucky enough to spend together with you all. May her memory be a blessing.
So sorry to hear of Faye passing my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Lori, Memory and Todd,We are truly sorry for your loss of Mrs. Fay. As it’s been said, she was such a figure in our community and county. She helped so many and was a true representative for your family and our area. Mom love her and your family and so enjoyed working at the store. I’m sure there are some stories they had that we will never know. ( What happened in the store stayed in the store.) I’ve learned not ask. Meri, the girls and I will hold you up in our prayers and if you need something, please let us know. We love you all. Travis
I am so sorry for your loss.
Lori, Memory and Todd,I'm so sorry for your loss. Faye was such a big part of the community and touched so many people's lives. She will be missed tremendously. My prayers for y'all and your families.
So sorry for your loss she was such a nice lady. Prayers for all .Martina and family
Sending my condolence to family and friends. So sorry for your loss Faye was such a sweet soul she will be greatly missed.
Dear Friends,Such a beautiful life Faye lived. A grand lady she was with a big heart for her family, friends and community. Faye will be dearly missed by so many. Blessings to all the family.
Sorry for you lost. Fay was very sweet and will be missed. Prayers for the Family and friends
It was an honor to know Faye and to work with her. She was such a beautiful lady and I hope I will look as good as she did. She always dresses so nice and of course she had the best jewelry as well. She will be missed dearly by so many. Praying for all of the family. Love you guys!
My sincerest sympathy to the whole family. Faye was a kind and caring person who always treated me with love and respect. You all will be in my prayers.
Just a lovely lady through and through. Tremendously talented, and giving. She will be missed greatly! It was a privilege and honor to have known her and her daughters.
I just thought the world of sweet Faye we had some good time at the conventions in little rock she loved everyone prayers to her family ,
Prayers for you Memory and Family.
Todd, Lori, Memory and families, we are sorry for your loss! Faye was such a part of this community! We pray for peace for all of you!
Faye was a great friend. And will be sadly missed. I am sorry for your loss.
Dear FamilyI am so saddened to see of Faye's passing. My heart goes out to you all. Faye was such a sweet lady. I know you will miss her terribly. May our Heavenly Father and is son Jesus Christ comfort you and hold you closeJeanie
Benny and I send hugs and condolences. Faye was special to us.