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Services are held for Archie Potter




Archie Vincent Potter, 80, died March 28 at his home in Shelby Gap.

Born at Pound, Va., he was a son of the late Creed Flanary and Sarah Rose Robinson Potter, a stepson of the late Ida Potter, and the widower of Vera Mullins Potter.

He was the father of the late David Matthew Potter, John Mark Potter, Terry Wayne Potter and Archie Potter Jr.; a grandfather of the late Michael Vincent Potter Jr., and a brother of the late Ralph Potter, Fred Webb and Marty Potter.

He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America, a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Masonic Lodge, the Order of the Easter Star, the White Shrine and the International Order of Odd Fellows.

Surviving are two daughters, Candy Potter of Alexandria and Claudette Potter of Shelby Gap; three sons, Michael Potter and Thomas Kern Potter, both of Shelby Gap, and Mitchell Potter of Ash Camp; three sisters, Anette Potter, Carlene Burkland and Billie Jaynes, all of Houston, Tex.; three brothers, Dan Morgan Potter of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Clark and David Potter, both of Houston, Tex.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held April 1. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery at Seco.


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