Charles W. "Pete" Potts

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Charles W. "Pete" Potts, 92, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.

He was born Oct. 6, 1918, and was the son of the late Charles Edward and Mary Ellen Lands Potts.

He was united in marriage to Velma Catherine Steward on Sept. 5, 1942, and to this union three children were born. She preceded him in death on May 3, 2008.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Marshall Potts, Sr., William Potts, and infant, Norman Ray Potts, and three sisters, Maudie Crossno, Madge Denny and Lela Kegley.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Neeley and husband Jim of Burleson, Texas; sons, Sonny Potts and wife Charlotte of Greenway, Ark., and Randy Potts of Piggott, Ark.; six grandchildren, Greg Neeley and wife Kari, Wesley Potts and wife Leesa, Christy Carroll and husband Travis, Emily Hemann and husband Jimmy, Katie Potts and Caleb Potts; four great-grandchildren, Payton, Ashlyn, Presley and Brynn, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 11, 2011, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Jack Cole officiating. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements.

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