Photos: Fulfillling a wish
The Virginian-Pilot
November 22, 2002




John Grayson Rogers' widow, Virginia, holds a plaque that was attached to the ''reef ball'' containing his ashes. Before he died, he told relatives that he was happy his ashes would help reef-building. Photos by Chris Tyree / The Virginian-Pilot.

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Relatives of John Grayson Rogers leave handprints in the ''reef ball'' containing his ashes. Rogers, an Eastern Shore fisherman and conservationist, is the first Virginian memorialized in such a way.

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Family members of Grayson, from left, Jennie Rogers Moore, Virginia Rogers, Lynne Rogers and Patrick Rogers, place their hands on the ''reef ball,'' a concrete ball that will become part of an artificial reef.

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Story: Man who loved Bay is now memorialized in ''reef ball.''