William Henry Potter
and Beatrice Sword

L-R: Ileen Potter, Beatrice Sword, Juanita Potter, William Henry Potter and William Henry Potter Sr - Photo From Brandy Hayes Fannin - on Potter Family and Friends Facebook - Feb 2017

William Henry Potter b 6 Jan 1895 Letcher Co KY d 16 Nov 1978 Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY; s/o Albritton Potter and Mardelia Mullins. William Henry Potter military service, Private, US Army, WWII. William Henry Potter m. 1 Jul 1919 Pike Co KY to Beatrice Sword b 8 Nov 1902 d 11 Nov 1984; d/o Herbert Sword and Hila Jane Ramsey. Children of William Henry Potter and Beatrice Sword;

1. Ilene Deen Potter b 5 May 1922 Hellier KY d 15 Feb 2009 San Antonio TX; buried Mission Burial Park North, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX; m. Calvin Oscar Bell Jr b 15 Apr 1915 Sabinal, Uvalde Co TX d 27 Oct 1999 San Antonio, Bexar Co TX; buried Mission Burial Park North, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX; s/o Calvin Oscar Bell and Annie Elizabeth Shackelford.

2. Juanita Potter b 15 Sept 1924; (deceased); m. 20 Jan 1943 Dallas, Dallas Co TX to Robert Lee Hinkle b 30 Jun 1922 Richardson, Lawrence Co KY d 8 Jul 1988 Fort Pierce, St Lucie Co FL; buried Hall Cemetery, Johnson Co KY; s/o Robert Lee Hinkle and Edris A Price.

3. Geneva Potter (deceased)

4. William Henry Potter (deceased); m. Betty Unknown.


William Henry Potter - All Photos Submitted by Brandy Hayes Fannin on Facebook on 12 Feb 2017
L-R: Beatrice Sword Potter and Unknown
Ileen Potter, William Henry Potter Jr and Juanita Potter Hinkle
William Henry Potter


Obituary Beatrice Sword Potter
1902-1984

Paintsville resident Beatrice Sword Potter died November 11 1984 in Paul B. Hall Medical center. Mrs. Potter was the daughter of Herbert and Hila Ramsey Sword. She was born in Pike County and was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband, William H. Potter, preceded her in death November 16, 1978. Surviving are two daughters, Ileen Bell of San Antonio, TX and Juanita Hinkle, Ft. Pierce, FL; and a sister, Stella Hicks, Lynchburg, VA; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 14 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1984


Obituary of William Henry Potter
Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, 22 Nov 1978

William H Potter, 83 died Thursday, November 16, 1978, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Potter was born, January 6, 1895, in Letcher County, son of Elbert (Albritton) and Mardilla Mullins Potter. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired C & O Railroad employee, a veteran of World War I and a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Potter, whom he married July 1, 1919, in Pike County, two daughters, Deen Bell, San Antonio, TX, and Juanita Hinkle, Paintsville, two brothers, Charley Potter, Yager, and Harless Potter, Clintwood, VA, three sisters, Rebecca Stomber and Martha Jayne Hall, Whitesburg, and Polly Ann Adkins, South Carolina; five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Honorary pallbearers were palmar Vance, Mitchell Adams, Carroll Williamson, R. B. Harrington, Jess Songer, Jimmy Adams and Frank Johnson. Active pallbearers were Ike Hall, Dick Fitchpatrick, Larry Sword, Charles Potter, A. B. Potter, Ernest Sword, and Chuck Sword. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 22, 1978.


Obituary of Ileen Potter Bell

Ileen Potter Bell born May 5, 1922 in Hellier, KY, passed away February 15, 2009 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin O Bell, Jr.; her parents, William Henry & Beatrice Sword Potter; sisters, Geneva Potter and Juanita Potter Hinkle and her brother, W.H. Potter, Jr. She is survived by many nieces, great nieces, great great nieces, nephews, great nephews and great great nephews. Pallbearers: Dell Wayne Brown, Ace Fairchild, Clint Fairchild, Wain Fairchild, Leon Gailey, Jeff Parker, Henry Orien Pohl and Dean Seitz. Honorary Pallbearers: Joshua Charles Lee Fannin, Herbert Deskin, Jr., Herbert Deskin III (Tray), Charles Geisky, Kenny Benton, William H. Potter III. SERVICES Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Chapel Service at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Fred Tips Mausoleum Chapel. Interment will follow at Mission Burial Park North.


William Henry Potter and
Verna Lee Holbrook Blanton

William Henry Potter b 6 Jan 1895 Letcher Co KY d 16 Nov 1978 Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY; s/o Albritton Potter and Mardelia Mullins. William Henry Potter m. Verna Lee Holbrook Blanton.


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