August 6, 2018
By Kenneth B. Hodges III
The Times, Gainesville
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Gainesville attorney William L. “Billy” Rogers on his recent passing.
During his distinguished career of four decades in the legal profession, Mr. Rogers practiced law with the Gainesville firm of Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker prior to his appointment as commissioner of the Georgia Real Estate and Appraisers Board. He was also an active professional and community leader, serving as president of the Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association, the United Way of Hall County and the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville.
Billy Rogers will be missed and fondly remembered by his fellow members of the legal community. We appreciate the many contributions he made during his admirable career as a Georgia lawyer through his devoted service to the public and the justice system.
Kenneth B. Hodges III
President, State Bar of Georgia