Evelyn Elizabeth Durden Potter

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Evelyn Elizabeth “Betty” Durden Potter, age 94, passed away peacefully in Cartersville, GA, on October 13 under the care of the nurses of Affinity Hospice.

She was a native of Vidalia, GA, but spent most of her life in Brunswick.

Betty worked at the J.A. Jones Shipyard in Brunswick during World War II where she met her husband, Willard Neal Potter. Many years after Willard’s death, she married Alvin Ernese Potter. She was a homemaker most of her life and was a member of the West Cartersville Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Kelley Ray and Addie Lou Williford Durden; her sisters, Inez Durden Murray and Sarah Durden Williamson; her brother, Alvin Ray Durden; her husbands; and an infant daughter, Betty Carolyn Potter.

Survivors include a daughter Debbie (Keith) Crews of Cartersville and a son Larry (Deborah) Potter of Jesup; grandchildren, Dana (Sean) Furmage, David (Laurel) Crews, Becky (Brent) Murrell, Catherine (Michael) Rozenboom; great-grandchildren, Michelle Furmage, Laura Grace and Mark Crews, Caleb, Caitlyn and Madi Rozenboom, and Drew, Sam and Jake Murrell; several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Fite Assisted Living Centre in Cartersville, GA, for the loving care and excellent attention given to Betty in her last years when she could not take care of herself. 

A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 20, in the chapel of Edo Miller Funeral Home of Brunswick and was officiated by Minister Keith Crews. Active pallbearers were David Crews, Sean Furmage, Jack Lipthratt, Ivan Reddick, Caleb and Michael Rozenboom. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Durden, Lucky Lowe, Ray Potter, Rickey Potter, Tommy Rollins, Cherrill Schmid, and Jimmy Williamson.  Interment followed in Palmetto Cemetery.