Ralph Waldo Potter
and Macie Emma Austin
Ralph Waldo Potter Sr. b 16 Jul 1924 Letcher Co KY d 21 Feb 2003 Lexington KY; buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co IL; s/o Creed Flannery Potter and Sarah Rose Robinson. Ralph Waldo Potter Sr m. 6 Aug 1945 Whtiesburg, Letcher Co KY to Macie Emma Austin b 1 Sept 1927 d 18 May 1972; age 44; buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co IL; d/o Nathan Austin and Emma J Elam. Children of Ralph Waldo Potter and Macie Emma Austin;
Left to Right; Macie Austin Potter, Husband of Macie - Ralph Waldo Potter and Ida Fuller Potter
Left to Right; Joel Mart Potter,
Mom Ida Fuller Potter, and Ralph Waldo Potter, Ida's Stepson
Ralph Waldo Potter, Son of Creed and
Sarah Rose Robinson Potter
1. Mary Emma Potter b abt 1945 KY; m. Barney Masters, son of Virginia. Children of Barney Masters and Mary Emma Potter;
i. Ralph Woodrow Rusty Masters b 17 Aug 1966 d 13 Jul 1977; age 10 (died from gunshot).
ii. Lee Denise Barnene Masters (1 boy, Ralph Barnette Rusty Masters who has 3 daughters and 1 girl, Jennifer who has 2 sons, and 1 adopted son age 4 b Oct 7, as of 26 Sept 2021).
iii. Tammy Jane Masters; m. Earl Messer (1 son 2 daughters 13 grandchildrern)
2. Arella Mae Potter b 28 Mar 1948 Letcher Co KY d 2018; m. Bruce Eugene Oliver. Arella Mae Potter m. Julius Szabo. Arella Mae Potter m. Dale McCarthy Sr. Arella Mae Potter m. 6 Apr 1984 Dickenson Co VA to Everett Bert Hanvold b 11 Jul 1951 (deceased); s/o Edwin Hanvold and Adah Kelley. Children of Arella Mae Potter and Bruce Eugene Oliver;
i. Joseph "Joey" Eugene Oliver
Arella Mae Potter and Julius Szabo had child;
i. Macie Jo Szabo
Arella Mae Potter and Dale McCathy had children;
i. Ralph Andrew "Randy" McCarthy
ii. Dale "DJ" McCarthy Jr
3. Ralph Waldo Potter Jr 5 Nov 1949 Letcher Co KY; (of Miles City, MT); m. 14 Jun 1973 Wise Co VA to Maewood Bentley b 21 Aug 1952; d/o Jesse James Bentley and Imogene Hall. Children of Ralph Waldo Potter and Maewood Bentley;
i. David Martin Potter
ii. Malinda Potter (Twin to Emily)
iii. Emily Potter (Twin to Malinda)
Ralph Potter Jr. m. 1989 to Ruby Mae Kidwell b 23 Jul 1943 MD d 29 May 2009 Billings MT; (died as result of injuries received in an auto accident); d/o Charles Kidwell and Pansey Showalter. Ruby Kidwell m. Fred Potter; s/o Creed Potter and Sarah Robinson.
4. Rita Marie Potter b abt 1950 KY; m. Male Blackwell.
5. Delilah Jo Potter b 10 Oct 1951 Letcher Co KY; m. Ron Gunter of Chorchill, TN.
6. Teresa Rae Potter b 14 May 1954 Valparaiso, Porter Co IN d 14 Aug 2019; age 65; McLeansboro, Hamilton Co IL; buried Cartwright Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co IL; m.3 Apr 1971 Bush Harbor Church, McLeansobor, IL to Glendal Dail French Jr. Children of Teresa Rae Potter and Glendale Dail French Jr;
i. Glendale Dail French III; m. Teresua Harkley. Children of Glendale Dail French III and Teresua Harkley French;
I. Jordan Marie French
II. Joshua Glendale French
III. Jillian Alexandria French
ii. Cynthia Rae French; m. Garry Adcock. Children of Cynthia and Garry Adcock;
I. Macie Kaylene Adcock
II. Sarah Renee Adcock
III. Luke Garret Adcock
iii. Wayne Douglas French; m. Alana Pitts
7. William "Bill" Creed Flannery Potter b 1962 Letcher Co KY; m. Melissa Unknown. Children of William Flannery "Bill" Potter;
i. Sarah Elizabeth Potter
ii. William Flannery Potter Jr
iii. Talon Creed Potter
Ralph Waldo Potter
and Margaret Britt
Ralph Waldo Potter Sr. b 16 Jul 1924 Letcher Co KY d 21 Feb 2003 Lexington KY; buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co IL; s/o Creed Flannery Potter and Sarah Rose Robinson. Ralph Waldo Potter Sr m. 1 Dec 1941 Phenix City AL to (1) Margaret Britt b 20 Sept 1923; d/o William E Britt and Mattie Bell Burt.
Ralph Waldo Potter and 1st Wife Margaret Britt Marriage
On the marriage license of Ralph W Potter and Margaret Britt, they are listed as having applied for a marriage license in the state of Alabama on what appears to be Dec 1, 1941 and were married on 1 Dec 1941 Marriage License Record Book No 18, Page 261 by Rev C W Milford in Phenix City AL. Ralph W Potter is listed as a Soldier, Father: Creed Potter Mother: Sarah Robertson.
The Bride is listed as Margaret Britt, 1610 I Ave Colombus. GA, Color White. Age: 18 Date of birth: Sept 30, 1923. Occupation: None. Father: William E Britt. Mother: Mattie Bell Burt. Both are listed as their 1st marriage. Ralph W Potter was apparently a U.S. Army soldier at Fort Benning, near Columbus, Russell County, Georgia where he met this wife and married her.
Obituary: Ralph W Potter
16 Jul 1924 - 21 Feb 2003
Ralph W. Potter, Sr., 708 E. Loudon Ave., Lexington, 78, son of the late Creed and Sarah Potter, died at home Friday, February 21, 2003. Family members were present.
Mr. Potter was preceded in death by his wife, Macie Austin Potter in 1972, a grandson, Rusty Masters in 1977, and two brothers.
Mr. Potter was a member of the Bread of Life Assembly of God Church, the American Legion, and the V.F.W. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and his community in the field of law enforcement.
Survivors include five daughters, Mary Porter, Forsyth, MO, Arella and Everett Hanvold, Branson, MO, Delilah and Ron Gunter, Church Hill, TN, Teresa and Dail French, McLeansboro, IL, and Retta Potter, Waddy, KY; two sons, Ralph W. Potter, Jr. and Ruby Potter, Miles City, MT, and William F. and Melissa A. Potter, Nicholasville, KY; 15 grandchildren, Sarah Potter, age 15, and William F. Potter II, age 6, both of Nicholasville, Joe Oliver, Deniece Masters, Tammy Messer, Macie Massey, Randy McCarthy, D.J. McCarthy, Glendal French, Cynthia Adcock, Douglas French, Marty Potter, Emily Potter, Melinda Potter, and Archie Potter; 29 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 6pm Tuesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. with the Rev. David Allen officiating.
Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL. Visitation will be 6 - 8pm today. Guest book at Legacy.com
Published by Lexington Herald-Leader on Feb. 24, 2003.
Obituary 2 of Ralph Waldo Potter Sr. as follows; POTTER, Ralph W. Sr., 78, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of McLeansboro (Illinois) d. 21 Feb 2003 at his home; b. 16 July 1924 in Letcher Co, KY; s/o Creed POTTER & Sarah Rose ROBINSON;
md Macie Emma AUSTIN, she is deceased;
surv. by step-mother, Ida POTTER of Houston, Tx; 2 sons, Ralph W. POTTER
Jr. of Miles City, MT; & William F. POTTER & wife Melissa of Jessamine Co,
Ky; 5 daughters: Mary Emma POTTER of Branson, Mo; Arella Mae & husband Everett
HANVOLD of Branson, Mo; Delilah GUNTER & husband Ron of Chorchill, Tenn;
Retta Marie POTTER of Waddy, Ky; & Thresa FRENCH & husband Dail of
McLeansboro; 5 bros. & 3 sisters;
burial IOOF Cem, McLeansboro. (End of Obituary).
Obituary: Teresa Rae Potter French
14 May 1954 - 14 Aug 2019
65-year-old Teresa Rae French of McLeansboro, died on Wednesday, August 14 at her residence. She was a homemaker, and was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church.
Teresa Rae Potter French|
15 May 1954 - 14 Aug 2019
Teresa was born on May 14, 1954 in Valpariso, Indiana to Ralph Potter and Macie Emma (Austin) Potter. She married Glendal Dail French on April 3, 1971 at Brush Harbor Church in McLeansboro.
Survivors include her husband Glendal of McLeansboro, two sons: Glendal Dail French III (wife Theresa) of Lexington, Illinois, and Wayne Douglas French (wife Alanna) of Dale; a daughter: Cynthia Adcock (husband Gary) of Dale; three sisters: Mary of Lexington, Kentucky, Delilah Gunter and Rita Blackwell; two brothers: Ralph Potter of Montana and Bill Potter of Lexington, KY; 9 grandchildren: Jordan, Joshua, Justin, Julian, Alyssa & Alecia French, Macie, Sarah and Luke Adcock; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Arella Hanvold (died 2018).
Funeral services for Teresa Rae French will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17 at New Salem Baptist Church with burial to follow at Cartwright Cemetery in McLeansboro as Reverend Harl Cockrum will officiate the service. Visitation will be held at 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at the New Salem Baptist Church in Dale.
The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of all the arrangements.