Dr. Rogers J. Newman, 89, of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on January 9, 2016, at his residence. He was a retired Professor of Mathematics at Southern University. While at Southern, he held the position of Department Head for several years. He is survived by two sons, Roy and Robert; sisters, Charlene Guinyard and Brenda Joseph; grandchildren, Victoria Suire (Colby) and Marcus Martin; great-grandson Asa Suire; and host of other relatives. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years Dorothy Willis Newman; his parents Joseph and Vera Newman; and a son, Rogers J. Newman, Jr. There will be a viewing at Hall Davis Mortuary on Thursday, January 14, from 1:00-5:00 pm and on Friday, January 15 from 9:00-11:00 am at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 am at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be conducted by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at 10:30 am.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2016.