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James Monroe Potter
and Mary Jessie Brown

James Monroe Potter b 12 Mar 1903 Powells Gap, VA d 1963 Covington KY; s/o Albritton Britt Potter and Mardela Mullins. James Monroe Potter m. 29 Sept 1921 Yeager, Pike Co KY to Mary Jessie Brown b 30 May 1903 Yeager KY d 13 Mar 1980 Pike Co KY; d/o Thomas Jefferson Brown and Dulcena Miller. Children of James Monroe Potter and Mary Jessie Brown;

1. Hazel Potter b 1922 Pike Co KY d 16 Aug 2006 Pikeville, Pike Co KY; m. 24 Aug 1949 Johnson Co KY to Fayette May b 1920; s/o George May and Winnie Davis.

2. Helen Potter b 6 Oct 1923 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d 1 Jan 2006 Franklin, Williamson Co TN; m. 5 Apr 1942 Pikeville, Pike Co KY to Channing Lee Newsome b 1920; s/o Brack Newsome and Florence Damron.

3. Dallas Racine Potter b 1926 KY d 4 Apr 1974 Pike Co KY

4. Howard Burpo Potter b 11 Mar 1927 KY d 19 Feb 1992 Wayne Co MI

5. Virginia Katherine Potter b 10 Jan 1929 Yeager, KY d 4 Nov 2017 Lexington, KY; buried Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, KY; m. 16 Jan 1947 Pikeville, Pike Co KY to Vernon Dalhart Flanary b 1929; s/o Willie Flannery and Draxie Osborne. Children of Vernon Dalhart Flanary and Virginia Katherine Potter;

i. William Howard Flanary.

ii. Phillip Flanary; m. Patty Cardinal

6. Sena Mardelia Dee Potter b 12 Jun 1930 Yeager, Pike Co KY d 30 Jan 2013 McGregor, McLennan Co TX; m. 11 Aug 1948 Virgie, Pike Co KY to William Goble Tackett b 1925; s/o James Madison Tackett and Cardelia Johnson.

7. Sally Jean Potter b 2 Jan 1932 Yeager, Pike Co KY d 20 Apr 2022 Wyandotte MI; buried Johnson Memorial Cemetery, Pikeville, Pike Co KY; m. 23 Oct 1950 Pike Co KY to Arthur Eugene Hall b 19 Nov 1931 Pike Co KY d 21 Jan 2018 Southgate, Wayne Co MI; buried Johnson Memorial Cemetery, Pikeville, Pike Co KY; s/o Silas R Hall and Carilla Rilla Osborne. Children of Arthur Eugene Hall and Sally Jean Potter;

i. Carrie Hall; m. Mike Reuter

ii. Hazel Hall

iii. Arthur Hall (deceased)

8. Fannie Mae Potter b 16 Apr 1933 KY; m. 17 Nov 1951 Pikeville, Pike Co KY to (1) Eugene Gibson Hobson b abt 1931; s/o Bill Hobson and Anna Compton. Fannie Mae Potter m. 14 Apr 1972 Clintwood VA to (2) Arthur Collier b 23 Jul 1930; s/o Solomon Collier and Bertha Tucker.

9. James Buzzy Potter; m. Stephanie Unknown


1910 Letcher Co KY Census Elkhorn ED 146
2 2 Potter A B. Head M W 38 M1 20 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
2 2 Potter Mardelia Wife F W 39 M1 20 10 9 KY KY KY
2 2 Potter Jackson Son M W 18 S KY KY KY
2 2 Potter William H Son M W 15 S KY KY KY
2 2 Potter William Jr. Son M W 13 S KY KY KY
2 2 Potter Rebecca Daughter F W 11 S KY KY KY
2 2 Potter Monroe Son M W 9 S KY KY KY (James)
2 2 Potter Charles Son M W 7 S KY KY KY
2 2 Potter Harlas Son M W 5 S KY KY KY
2 2 Potter Polly Daughter F W 3 S KY KY KY
2 2 Potter Martha J Daughter F W 9/12 S KY KY KY

3 3 Davis Thos Head M W 47 M2 2 KY KY KY Farmer Farm Laborer
3 3 Davis Lizza Wife F W 33 M2 2 5 4 KY KY KY
3 3 Potter Jonas Step Son M W 14 S KY KY KY
3 3 Potter Virgie Leah Step daughter F W 13 S KY KY KY
3 3 Potter Creed Step Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
3 3 Davis John M Son M W 8 S KY KY KY


1920 Pike Co KY Little Creek ED 112
363 363 Potter Billie Head M W 23 M KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
363 363 Potter Vonie Wife F W 19 M KY KY KY

364 364 Potter A. B. Head O F M W 48 M KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
364 364 Potter Mardelia Wife F W 50 M KY KY KY
364 364 Potter James M Son M W 18 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home Farm
364 364 Potter Charlie Son M W 16 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home Farm
364 364 Potter Harlan Son M W 14 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home Farm
364 364 Potter Pollyann Daughter F W 12 S KY KY KY
364 364 Potter Martha J Daughter F W 10 S KY KY KY
364 364 Potter Elizabeth Daughter in law F W 19 M KY KY KY
364 364 Potter Evelyn J Grand Daughter F W 1 7/12 S KY KY KY
364 364 Mullins Mrs. Rebecca Daughter F W 20 M KY KY KY
364 364 Mullins James H Grand Son M W 1 7/12 S KY KY KY

365 365 Ramsey G W Head M W 61 M KY KY KY
365 365 Ramsey Frances Wife F W 66 M VA VA VA
365 365 Ramsey Ramsey Brother M W 35 S KY KY KY Blacksmith General Shop

366 366 Potter W. H. Head M W 24 M KY KY KY Soldier
366 366 Potter Beatrice Wife F W 18 M KY KY KY


1930 Pike Co KY Census District 2 ED 8
90 96 Potter James M Head M W 29 M 20 KY KY KY Automobile Mechanic Own Garage
90 96 Potter Jessie Wife H F W 26 M 18 KY KY KY
90 96 Potter Hazel Daughter F W 7 S KY KY KY
90 96 Potter Helen Daughter F W 6 S KY KY KY
90 96 Potter Dallas Daughter F W 4 S KY KY KY
90 96 Potter Burpo Son M W 3 S KY KY KY
90 96 Potter Katherine L Daughter F W 1 S KY KY KY


1940 Pike Co KY Census District 2 Shelby Creek
478 Potter James M Head M W 39 M KY Salesman Automobile
478 Potter Jessie X Wife F W 36 M KY
478 Potter Hazel Daughter F W 17 S KY
478 Potter Helen Daughter F W 16 S KY
478 Potter Dallas Son M W 14 S KY
478 Potter Burpo Son M W 13 S KY
478 Potter Virginia Daughter F W 11 S KY
478 Potter Cinia M Daughter F W 9 S KY
478 Potter Sally J Daughter F W 8 S KY
478 Potter Fannie Daughter F W 7 S KY


Obituary: Sally Jean Potter Hall
2 Jan 1932 - 20 Apr 2022

Sally Jean Potter Hall
2 Jan 1932 - 20 Apr 2022
Sally Jean Potter Hall, age 90, of Wyandotte, MI. passed away April 20, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Hall. Loving mother of Carrie (Mike) Reuter and Hazel Hall. Dearest grandmother of Nicholas Hall, Alexander (Dani) Hall, Merry Hall and Matthew Reuter. Great grandmother of Javier. Dear sister of Fannie Mae Collier and Buzzie Potter. Preceded in death by her son, the late Arthur Hall.

Sally Jean Potter Hall was a great mom, wife, sister and friend. She was beloved by all who knew her. Born in Yeager, Kentucky in 1932 the seventh of eight children to Jesse Brown Potter and James Potter. She met the love of her life, Arthur Eugene Hall, when they were 16 and until death took him in 2018, they were never apart. They came to Michigan for Arthur to find work. They raised three children, saw them all obtain a college education and advanced degrees and had a great life.

Mom was a phenomenal homemaker and brilliant with numbers and worked at Security Bank & Trust for a number of years from handling CD accruals (on note cards, no computers back then), to being the first female auditor. She broke many barriers of what women could do.

There were many times that management called on her to determine why something was out of balance that all the senior level folks couldn't figure out. She always got them the answer.

While she was doing all that work, she also went back to college in her 40's for an accounting degree and did exceedingly well.

Her cooking skills were highly valued. She hosted dinners for 20-30 people on a day's notice and she ensured no one went hungry. No one makes biscuits and gravy better than her. While she always described herself as a "plain" cook, all of her children and grandchildren learned from her and loved her recipes (even the gingerbread recipe she gave us, having forgotten to document the portion of ginger).

She was an exceptional seamstress, being able to look at a dress or coat in the stores and going home to duplicate it on her Singer sewing machine.

She was also a great needlewoman. She and her daughters shared a love for quilting, cross stitching, needlepoint and hardanger (well not so much the daughters on the last one). She traveled to many stitching events, enjoying time with her girls and the many friends she had.

In the 90's we traveled to a small Amish community in southern Illinois, Arcola, for a national cross stitch show. Mom bonded with several of the Amish ladies in the community and they shared many quilting secrets!

She was also an avid reader. She loved romance novels and mysteries. She would read three or four books in a day, while also working on word search puzzles.

She was a woman way ahead of her time. She balanced a career, family and time for herself. She will be greatly missed by many.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 1:00 PM at the Lucas and Son Funeral Home.

Funeral will be Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 2:00 PM at the Lucas and Son Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, Pike Co Ky.


Obituary: Arthur Eugene Hall
19 Nov 1931 - 21 Jan 2018

Arthur Eugene Hall
19 Nov 1931 21 Jan 2018
Arthur E. Hall, age 86, of Southgate, Michigan, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018. He was born on Nov. 19, 1931. He was the husband of Sally Hall for 67 years. Loving father of Carrilla Hall Reuter (Michael), Hazel Hall, and the late Arthur Eugene Jr., grandfather of Nicholas, Matthew, Alexander, and Meredith.

Visitation will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home. The funeral will be Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12 noon at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Johnson Memorial Park in Pikeville, KY.


Obituary: Virginia Potter Flanary
10 Jan 1929 - 4 Nov 2017

Virginia Potter Flanary
10 Jan 1929 - 4 Nov 2017
Virginia Potter Flanary, age 88, of Lexington, Kentucky, formerly of Robinson Creek, Kentucky, passed away on November 4, 2017, Saturday, at her son's residence, under the Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice) in Lexington. Virginia was born Januray 10, 1929, at Yeager, to her parents the late James Monroe Potter and Mary Jessie Potter.

Virginia was a former employee of Watson Department Store, and Mary Cavert Special Needs School. She was baptized at Yeager, Church of Christ in 1943, member at Elkhorn City Church of Christ and Broadway Christian Church (Lexington).

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon D. Flanary, one son, William Howard Flanary, one grandson Jason Matthew Flanary.

Virginia was a dedicated mother, wife, and homemaker who loved cooking, reading, and bird watching.

Virginia is survived by her son, Phillip (Patty Cardinal) of Lexington, her sister, Sally Potter Hall (Arthur) of Detroit, her sister, Fannie Mae Potter Collier, of Atlanta, beloved niece Hazel Hall, of Chicago, a brother, James "Buzzy" Potter (Stephanie) of Burlington. Virginia is survived by two grand children, Randi Flanary Womack (Brian) of Bowling Green, Jon Mark Flanary of Lexington. Virginia is survived by three great grandchildren Macie Blair Womack, Mason Reed Flanary, and Harper Bryce Flanary and a host of loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Lucas and Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be Tuesday at 12:00 Noon at the Lucas and Son Funeral Home with Jim Ed Belcher officiating.

Burial will follow in the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky. Donations be made to: Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice) 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40504 or Elkhorn City Church of Christ 4th Street, Elkhorn City, Kentucky 41522.



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