Ray Rogers, former state representative and voice of the Pearl Pirates for 55 years, passes away

Ray Rogers, former state representative and voice of the Pearl Pirates for 55 years, passes away
Ray Rogers, former state representative and voice of the Pearl Pirates for 55 years, passes away (Source: Shirley Rogers)

PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - Former State Representative Ray Rogers has passed away, confirms Rankin County Coroner David Ruth.

He died Friday of natural causes while at his home in Pearl. His family was by his side.

Rogers called Friday night football games for the Pearl Pirates for 55 years, never missing a single game.

He was 89 years old.

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