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Levi Frank Potter
Nancy Jane Bentley

Levi Frank Potter
Levi Frank Potter b 7 Dec 1872 d 15 Aug 1950; s/o Isaac Potter and Emeline Bentley. Levi Frank Potter m. to (1) Nancy Jane Bentley b 1876 d before 1923; d/o Thomas Bentley and Liza Jane Wright. Children of Levi Frank Potter and Nancy Bentley;

1. Dow Potter b abt 1897 KY (This child may be Sherman Garfield Potter - he was found in the 1900 Pike Co KY Census Ed 79, District 2).

2. Sherman Garfield Potter b 17 Jan 1899 Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY d 14 May 1987 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. (1) Female Bentley. Sherman Garfield Potter m. 24 Nov 1917 Parson's Camp, Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY to Sarah Thursie Akers b 31 May 1899 Alabama d 11 Dec 1958 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o John Akers and Mary Ochmon. Sherman Garfield Potter m. 17 Nov 1960 Neon, Letcher Co KY at the Neon Church of Christ to Susie Newton b 29 Apr 1900 Lee Co KY d 20 Dec 1982 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o John Newton and Jane Reece. Susie Newton m. Ermon Bentley b 26 May 1879 d 25 Feb 1956, buried Acme Hill Cemetery, Neon Junction, Letcher Co KY.

3. America Potter b 11 Mar 1900 d 8 Aug 1978; m. 31 Jan 1918 to Frank Phillip Wright b 27 Apr 1895 Seco, Letcher Co KY d 30 Mar 1986; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Phillip Wright and Mary Chaney Reynolds.

4. Benjamin Potter b 20 Jul 1902 d 23 Jul 1952; m. Frona Amburgey b 26 Jan 1905 d 7 May 1956; d/o John S Amburgey and Maggie Fry. Children of Benjamin Potter and Frona Amburgey; i. Myrtle Potter ii. George Potter iii. Ceford Potter iv. Furl Potter v. Everett Potter vi. Ira Lee Potter vii. Lenville Potter viii. William Ray Potter ix. Glenn Potter x. Hargis Potter.

5. James Potter b 1902; m. 18 Mar 1925 to Iowa Rack or Pack b 1907. James Potter m. Cora Belle Tyree; d/o John Tyree and Pet.

6. Luther Potter b 1902; m. 19 Nov 1924 to Mary McLane b 1903 VA; d/o A A McLane and Alice.

7. Victoria Vickie Potter b 1906; m. John Rash.

8. Martin Potter b 23 Oct 1910 d 6 Jun 1967; m. Kona Burns b 1915 KY d 2005 Taylor MI; age 90; d/o Fred Burns and Emma Bear.

9. Eliza J Potter b 1911; m. 14 Jul 1928 Ted McFall b 1907; s/o Tilden McFall and Mary Reynolds.

10. Cora Potter b 1912; m. 6 Sept 1933 Seco, Letcher Co KY, to Harvey Wright b 1920; s/o of S T Wright and Billie M Unknown. Children of Harvey Wright and Cora Potter;

i. Douglas Wright

ii. Harvey Jean Wright

iii. Danny Wright

iv. Eddie Carroll Wright.

Cora Potter m. to (2) Howard Clark.

11. Ferrill Potter; m. Living Arada.

12. Joe Potter; m. 5 Apr 1923 to Emma Deaton b 1898.

Levi Frank Potter
and Hannah Hall

Levi Frank Potter b 7 Dec 1872 d 15 Aug 1950; s/o Isaac Potter and Emeline Bentley. Levi Frank Potter m. Hannah Hall b 1879; d/o Solomon Hall and Lucy Johnson. Children of Levi Frank Potter and Hannah Hall;

1. Robert Potter m. Margaret Unknown. Child of Robert Potter and Margaret Unknown;

i. Richard Potter

2. George Potter.

3. Lewis Potter b 27 Dec 1897 Baker, Letcher Co KY; d 4 Aug 1933 KY; buried Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery, Brinkley, Knott Co KY; m. 19 May 1915 Spider, Knott Co KY to Polly Ann Bentley b 3 Mar 1900 KY d 30 Oct 1936 Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY; died of peruperal sepsis childbirth (aka child bed fever); buried originally in Stamper Graveyard, Jackhorn, KY (moved to Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery, Brinkley, Knott Co KY); d/o Patrick Jefferson Bentley and Mary Ann Bentley.

Levi Frank Potter
and Mazie Frances Collier

Levi Frank Potter b 7 Dec 1872 d 15 Aug 1950; s/o Isaac Potter and Emeline Bentley. Levi Frank Potter m. (4) Mazie Frances Collier b 2 Jul 1894 Letcher Co KY d 27 Oct 1976 Norton VA; d/o Willis K Collier and Elizabeth Vanover. Children of Levi Frank Potter and Mazie Frances Collier;

1. Myrtle Potter b 25 Sept 1919 KY d 4 Feb 2010 Heritage Hall, Wise VA; buried Greenwood Acres Cemetery, Coeburn, KY; m. about 1937 to (1) Earl J Pettijohn b 2 Jun 1911 TN d Mar 1965; s/o Jean Wyatt Pettyjohn and Lillie Unknown. Child of Earl J Pettijohn and Myrtle Potter;

i. Earl Gene Pettijohn b abt 1939 KY (deceased)

Myrtle Potter m. about 1941 to (2) Austin Collins (deceased). Myrtle Potter m. 1950 to (3) Vernon Elbert Dellinger d 1966. Myrtle Potter m. about 1970 to (4) Willard Damron; (deceased). Myrtle Potter m. (5) Woodrow Ward (deceased). Children of Myrtle Potter and Vernon Elbert Dellinger;

i. Roger Dale Dellinger b 1953

ii. Rick Glynn Dellinger b 1955. Thanks very much to Rick Dellinger for submitting this information. You can reach Rick Dellinger by email at: rkdllngr@yahoo.com

iii. Debra Lynn Dellinger b 1957

2. Earl Monroe Potter b 23 Jul 1938 d 13 May 1953; m. Mary Strange b 23 Mar 1929; d/o Robert Lee Strange and Winnie Mullins. Many thanks to Billy Wayne Potter for submitting this information. Earl served in the Army with his brothers Charlie D Potter and Frank Edward Potter.

3. Margaret Ann Potter b abt 1934 KY; m. 31 Jul 1954 to Robert Daniel Ramsdail b 4 Jun 1931. Children of Robert Daniel Ramsdail and Margaret Potter;

i. Robert Daniel

ii. James Keith

iii. Judith Elaine Ramsdail.

4. Donald Ray Potter died as infant.

5. Carl Conley Potter died as infant.

6. Ralph Potter d age 8 years.

7. Nettie Potter; m Roy Bentley.

8. Essie Blanche Potter b 24 Jan 1918; m. 9 Nov 1935 to Bill Barnett.

9. Milford Meade Potter.

10. Frank Edward Potter b 21 Jan 1922 KY d 22 Sept 1945; age 24 years. Served in WWII KY Pvt 4468 OM Truck Co.

11. Charlie D Potter b 4 Nov 1924 KY d 17 Oct 1967. WWII KY PFC 109 Inf Rgt

12. William Billy Potter b 24 Sept 1930 d 9 Jan 1981; m. Helen Noe

13. Deloris Potter b abt 1933 KY

14. Margaret Ann Potter b abt 1934 KY

Obituary; Frank Edward Potter
Son of Levi Frank Potter
and Mazie Frances Collier
21 Jan 1922 - 22 Sept 1945

Mt. Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday, Oct. 4, 1945. Frank Edward Potter, the son of Frank and Francis Potter, born Jan. 30 1921, passed from this life Sept. 22, 1945, at the age of 24 years. In Dec. 1940 when our Government was calling for volunteers for military service, young Edward Potter boldly and willingly sacrificed his companionship with his parents, brothers, sisters and neighbors here, and went to serve his country. He served in the Army five years with 3 years of that time overseas. He fought through Africa, Sicily and Italy, was wounded three times and was one time captured in Sicily and held 12 days by the enemy before being recaptured by his own Army. He was honorably discharged from military service May 30, 1945.

He has two brothers still in service, Charlie and Earl. In his passing he leaves, father, mother, 7 brothers and sisters and eight half brothers and sisters and a large number of relatives and too a multitude of friends as has been shown by the hundreds that came to view his war worn body. On Tuesday, Sept. 25th his funeral was preached at the First Church of God at Neon (KY) by Elders Newt Meade, T. R. Collier and W. S. Tolliver amidst a very large congregation and on Wednesday at 10 o'clock he was given a military burial in the Potter Cemetery just above Neon. Our hearts are so deeply wounded that time can never heal but neighbors and our hundreds of friends that came to offer their sympathies and the preachers said so many nice things. There were so many flowers, and the untertakers did so much to make our burden lighter, that surely we can bear it better.

Sorrow has come in our home before by reason of death but none has been so hurtful. When we think of his long absence from home (5 yrs.). Being three times wounded. Being captured by the enemy and the untold suffering he endured -- then so soon after he came home to live with us his life was taken from him. May we say here that we trust and pray none other soldier that fought, suffered and done so much for his country will so soon after coming home be sent into eternity by one that our boys fought and many died for. In closing may we thank and thank again every one who came or helped us in any way. May the blessings of God rest with each of you. Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Potter and Entire Family.

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