The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


January 14, 2014

Everett Potts Sr.

— Everett W. Potts Sr., 73, of Athens passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at home.

Mr. Potts was born May 5, 1940, in Rome, Ga., to Ernest L. Potts and Allie Pilgrim Potts. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He retired from Bax Global as a district manager. He was an avid golfer and bass fisherman.

The funeral is at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery with David Dollar officiating.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Potts of Athens; sons, Michael Crane Sr. of Scottsboro and Everett W. Potts Jr. of Woodville; daughter, Patricia Crane of Athens; grandchildren, Michael Crane Jr. of Scottsboro, Clint Devan Potts of Athens and Sierra Crane of Athens; sisters, Erma Clemons, and Janie Smith and husband Richard, all of Rome, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Allie Potts; several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers are Michael Crane Sr., Clint Potts, Everett Potts Jr., Chad Tribble, Michael Crane Jr. and Virgil Johnston.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, or send flowers.

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