Annie Lou Wyatt Potts, 88, of Stark Road in the Stark Community of Butts County, died, Nov. 30 at the Autumn Village, Jackson. The daughter of the late George Washington Wyatt and Lucy Martha Harper Wyatt, she was born in 1020 in Butts County. She was preceded in death by her husband Alton Geise Potts who died in 1976. She began her career at the Department of Agriculture in Jackson. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Potts owned and operated Potts’ Store on Ga. Highway 36 in Newton County. She was a member of the Stark United Methodist Church and had attended the Jackson United Methodist Church. For many years she was a member of the Fellowship Emanuel Sunday School Class. Mrs. Potts was well known in Butts County as an historian. She was an avid reader and writer before her eyesight failed and kept a daily diary for 60 years. She was a member and a past president of the 50 plus club at her church.
Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Al and Irene Potts, Lawton, Okla., daughters and sons-in-law Lucy Annise and Jay McClurg, Covington, Amie and Bill Cox, Jackson; grandchildren Christopher Barnes, New York City, Alison Barnes Davis, Lawrenceville, Michael Potts, Lawton; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 3, in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Dr. Ben Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Stark United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence of Amie and Bill Cox, 406 Dave Bailey Road, Flovilla. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 115 Arkwright Landing, Macon, Ga. 31210.
The Covington News Dec. 3, 2008