OBITUARY: Mary ‘Poncho’ Vanatta Rodgers


Mary “Poncho” Vanatta Rodgers passed away on January 8, 2024 at the age of 66 in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Poncho was born June 29, 1957 in Lebanon TN to Louise and Henry Vanatta.

Survivors include husband of 40 years Danny Rodgers, sons Michael and Robert Baucom, step-daughters Gretchen and Raven, 9 grandkids, 3 great-grandkids, sisters Hazel (Ray) Lane, Matilda “Tiny” Gilbert, Teresa (Ronnie) Lackey, brother Robert (Kay) Vanatta, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by parents Louise and Henry Vanatta, sisters Brenda Gray and Donna Wilson, brother Grady Vanatta, and niece Christina Gilbert.

There will be no services.

Poncho, we love and miss you!


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