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Lewis Potter
and Polly Ann Bentley

Lewis Potter b 27 Dec 1897 Baker, Letcher Co KY; d 4 Aug 1933 KY; buried Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery, Brinkley, Knott Co KY; s/o Levi Frank Potter and Hanna Potter. Lewis Potter m. 19 May 1915 Spider, Knott Co KY to Polly Ann Bentley b 3 Mar 1900 KY d 30 Oct 1936 Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY; died of peruperal sepsis childbirth (aka child bed fever); buried originally in Stamper Graveyard, Jackhorn, KY (moved to Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery, Brinkley, Knott Co KY); d/o Patrick Jefferson Bentley and Mary Ann Bentley. Children of Lewis Potter and Polly Ann Bentley;

1. Patrick J Pat Potter b 12 Feb 1917 Knott Co KY d 2 May 1998 Berea, Madison KY; m. 27 Mar 1937 Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY to Icy Hall b 16 Nov 1919 Letcher Co KY d 14 Dec 1993; d/o Creed Hall and Virgie Lee Potter. Children of Patrick J Pat Potter and Icy Hall;

i. Christine Potter b 20 Feb 1947 Letcher Co KY d 9 Jul 2019; age 72; Richmond, Madison Co KY; buried Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison Co KY; m. 19 Oct 1963 to Waldo Grant Fox b 20 Jul 1940 WV d 14 Feb 2019 Lexington, Fayette Co KY; age 78; buried Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison Co KY; s/o Willard Clark Fox and Clarice Mirene Waldo Fox. Children of Waldo Grant Fox and Christine Potter; I. Phillip Fox; m. Charlie Unknown II. James Fox; m. Paula Unknown. III. Sandy Fox; m. Jody Hellard.

ii. Melvin Potter

iii. Jimmy Potter b 1940 KY

iv. Ellis Potter

v. Roy Potter

vi. Kenny Potter

vii. Ima Potter; m. 2 Apr 1966 to Raymond McClelland Crabtree b 9 Aug 1945 So. Webster OH d 26 Dec 2020 UK Bluegrass Hospice Care Center, Berea? KY; buried Madison Co Mem. Gardens, Madison Co KY; s/o Lewis Crabtree and Mildred Triggs. Children of Raymond McClelland Crabtree and Ima Potter; I. Steven Crabtree; finance Kathy King Cain II. Richard Crabtree; m. Jeanette Unknown.

viii. Shirley Potter; m. Male Hudson

2. Frank Potter b 25 Jan 1920 Litt Carr, Knott Co KY d 8 Jun 1995 Letcher Co KY; m. 1 Apr 1941 Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY; m. Sarah Elizabeth Hall b 10 Apr 1924 Letcher Co KY; d/o Creed Hall and Virgie Lee Potter.

3. Lewis Potter Jr. (Junior) b 10 Mar 1923 Knott Co KY d 5 Apr 1994 Perry Co KY; m. 22 Dec 1945 Neon, Letcher Co KY to Dorothy Hall b 1926; d/o Morgan Hall and Gracie Belcher.

4. Elmer Potter b 22 Jun 1925 Garrett, Floyd Co KY d 26 Jun 2000 Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co OH; m. 30 Jan 1948 McRoberts, Letcher Co KY to Martha Jane Tackett b 1927; d/o John Tackett and Martha Jane Huston (or Bentley)..

5. Elsie Potter b 5 Apr 1927 Knott Co KY d 26 Jan 2005 Madison Co KY; m. 31 Jul 1948 Neon, Letcher Co KY to Ben Hunsucker b 8 Jun 1927 d 18 Sept 2007; s/o James Arlin Hunsucker and Cassie Belle Hammonds. Children of Ben Hunsucker and Elsie Potter; i. Donna C Hunsucker ii. James C Hunsucker iii. Brenda P Rocipko iv. Stephen Hunsucker

6. Mae Bell Potter b 8 May 1929 Knott Co KY d 26 Jun 2020 Nicholasville KY; m. Crit Fleming b 8 May 1925 Pike Co KY d 19 Aug 2016 Richmond KY; buried Swiss Colony Cemetery, London KY; s/o William Fleming and Mattie Wright.

7. Bernard Burn Potter (twin) (aka Vern) b 24 Apr 1932 KY 21 Sept 2013 Berea KY; m. 3 Oct 1951 Neon, Letcher Co KY to (1) Shirley Bauer b 1932; d/o William Bauer and Pauline Unknown. Bernard Burn Potter m. 4 Mar 1980 Dickenson Co VA to (3) Barbara Sue Dishman Johnson b 22 Jun 1947; d/o John Dishman and Hattie Hall. This was Barbara Sue Dishman's 2nd marriage; she was widowed at the time of this marriage.

8. Van Potter (twin) b 24 Apr 1932 Knott Co KY d 16 Sept 2017 St Paul, VA; m. Nancy Bowman (deceased). Children of Van Potter and Nancy Bowman;

i. Ricky Potter

ii. Michael Potter; m. Debbie Unknown

iii. Larry Bowman; m. Carla Unknown

iv. Kathie Potter; m. Male Crews

v. Glenda Potter; m. Wayne Lane

1920 Knott Co KY Census Upper Carr ED 50
158 160 Potter Louis Head M W 22 M KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
158 160 Potter Pollyann Wife F W 20 M KY KY KY
158 160 Potter Patrick Son M W 3 S KY KY KY

1930 Letcher Co KY Census Millstone ED 25
183 187 Potter Lewis Head R M W 33 M 19 KY KY KY Coal Miner Coal Mines
183 187 Potter Polly A Wife H F W 30 M 15 KY KY KY
183 187 Potter Patrick Son M W 13 S KY KY KY
183 187 Potter Frank Son M W 10 S KY KY KY
183 187 Potter Junior Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
183 187 Potter Elmer Son M W 4 S KY KY KY
183 187 Potter Elsie Daughter F W 3 S KY KY KY
183 187 Potter May Belle Daughter F W 11/12 S KY KY KY

1940 Letcher Co KY Census Hemphill 67-16B
110 Potter Patrick Heaad M W 23 M KY Loads Coal Coal Mines
110 Potter Icie X Head M W 20 M KY
110 Potter Jimmie Son M W 1 S KY
110 Potter Junior Brother M W 16 S KY
110 Potter Elemer Brother M W 14 S KY
110 Potter Mae Bell Sister F W 10 S KY
110 Potter Van Brother M W 7 S KY
110 Potter Vern Brother M W 7 S KY

Obituary: Raymond McClelland Crabtree
9 Aug 1945 - 26 Dec 2020

Raymond McClelland Crabtree, age 75, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the UK Bluegrass Hospice Care Center. He was born August 9th, 1945 in South Webster, Ohio to the late Lewis and Mildred Triggs Crabtree. Ray was retired from Okonite after 28yrs of service and was an ordained Pentecostal minister for over 52 years. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Estepp and Rosie Riggs and one brother, David Crabtree.

He is survived by the love of his life Ima Potter Crabtree whom he married April 2nd, 1966. Also surviving are his two sons, Steven Crabtree, and his fiancé’ Kathy King Cain, Richard Crabtree and his wife Jeanette. Three grandchildren, Kayla Crabtree, Derek Crabtree, and Noah Crabtree. Two brothers, Donald Crabtree, and his wife Lelia, Ronnie Crabtree and his wife Valencia, five sisters, Ernestine Shope and her husband Logan, Betty Neff and her husband Gary, Judy Kelly, and her husband Deze. Gloria Howard and her husband Darrell, and Karen Burchett and her husband Harold.

Funeral services will be 2:30 PM EST Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 at Victory Tabernacle Church of God 3129 KY-52 in Richmond, KY with Bishop Geral Richardson officiating, you may view the service via livestream on our website at www.davisandpowellfuneralhome.com burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Gary Lee Neff, Phillip Fox, James Fox, Derek Crabtree, Jamie Calmes, Noah Crabtree, Rick Conn, and Greg McKnight. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenny Potter and Kayla Crabtree. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the service.

In accordance with stat mandates facial coverings and social distancing will be observed by all in attendance. Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Obituary: Van Potter
24 Apr 1932 - 16 Sept 2017

Van Potter
Van Potter, age 85, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Saint Paul, Virginia. Van was born in Knott County, Kentucky to the late Lewis and Polly Ann Bentley Potter. He was a retired pipefitter for the East Ohio Gas Company and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Nancy Bowman Potter; one son, Ricky Potter; two grandsons, Jared Potter and Larry C. Bowman; six siblings, Patrick Potter, frank Potter, Louie Potter, Elmer Potter, his twin brother Burn Potter and Elsie Hunsucker.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Debbie) Potter, Larry (Carla) Bowman, Kathie Crews, and Glenda (Wayne) Lane; one sister Mae Fleming; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11am, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Himes officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ron Register, Adam Potter, Carey Lane, Wayne Lane, Dale Potter, and Gary Fleming. Honorary bearers will be his grandchildren, great grandchildren and two special caregivers, Lisa Kantsos and April Ingram. Condolences may be left for the family at www.lakesfuneralhome.com

Obituary: Christine Potter Fox
20 Feb 1947 - 9 Jul 2019

Christine Potter Fox, age 72 of Berea, passed away on July 9, 2019 at Kenwood Nursing Home in Richmond. Christine was born in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late Patrick Jefferson and Ica Hall Potter. She was a Realtor for Don Foster and Associates and a member of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband Waldo Fox this past February; and by three brothers, Melvin Potter, Jimmy Potter and Ellis Potter.

She is survived by her three children Phillip (Charli) Fox, James (Paula) Fox, and Sandy (Jody) Hellard; 15 grandchildren; Brian (Alisha) Fox, Chelsea Fox, Brooke (Roly) Thacker, Destiny Little, Emilea Fox, Addisyn Fox, Kerrigan Fox, Lou (Drew) Aldridge, Jody (Mysha) Hellard Jr., Nolan (Suzie) Hellard, Cody Shelton, Cassie Shelton, Iszi Feltner, Ashley (Hank) Isaacs, Brooklyn Hellard; 14 great grandchildren, Alex Fox, Chris Fox, Gabby Fox, Sadie Fox, Bayleigh Thacker, Eli Thacker, Lilly Thacker, Sophia Thacker, Ayden Little, Cameron Tracy, Mykenzie Hellard, Remi Hellard, Jules Aldridge, Stark Hellard; two brothers, Roy Potter, Kenny Potter; and two sisters Ima (Ray) Crabtree and Shirley Hudson.

Funeral services will be 1pm Friday, July 12, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Lakes officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11am to 1pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Roly Thacker, Brian Fox, Cody Shelton, Jody Hellard Jr., Nolan Hellard, Drew Aldridge, and Dalton Nealey.

Obituary: Crit Fleming
20 Feb 1947 - 9 Jul 2019

Crit Fleming, age 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Crit was born in Pike County to the late William and Mattie Wright Fleming.

He is retired from the Cleveland Crane and Engineering Company and is a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of the Conway Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two sons, Ernest Fleming, Robert May, one daughter Palma May, eight siblings John Fleming, Victor Fleming, Milton Fleming, Laura Johnson, Edith Coleman, Ruby Fleming, Opal Fleming and Estelle Fleming.

He is survived by his loving wife Mae Potter Fleming; seven children, Gary (Lillie) Fleming, Donald (Becky Wendling) Fleming, Jeff (Michelle Lewis) Fleming, Essie Hood, Alma (Greg) Pyle, Karen (Marshall) Damrell and Janet Busenlehner; two brothers, Douglas (Linda) Fleming, Hershel (Joy) Fleming; one sister Hazel (The late Bill) Tackett, 35 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1 PM at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the Swiss Colony Cemetery in Laurel County. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-8 pm at Lakes Funeral Home.

Obituary: Bernard Burn Potter
24 Apr 1932 - 21 Sept 2013

Obituary - Burn Potter, age 81, died Saturday at The Terrace in Berea (KY). He was a native of Knott County (KY), a retired factory worker, and a member of the Scaffold Cane Baptist Church. He attended Trinity Full Gospel Church.

Mr. Potter is survived by: his sons, Jesse B. Potter (Tina) of Berea, Bruce A. Potter (Teresa) of Paint Lick, Carlo Potter (Darla) of Mt. Vernon, Dennis Potter of Mt. Vernon, Terry Potter (Jaime) of Richmond, Billy Ray Potter (Rebecca) of Berea; his daughters, Brenda Kay Crain of Mt. Vernon, Eva Alexander (Donald) of Berea, Cora E. Gabbert (Russell) of Berea, Alice M. Fowler (Billy) of Berea; his twin brother Van Potter of St. Paul, VA; his sister, Mary Fleming of Rockcastle County. 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Lewis and Polly Ann Bentley Potter; his son, David E. Potter and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Mr. Potter will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Himes officiating. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery.

Obituary: Ben Hunsucker
8 Jun 1927 - 18 Sept 2007

Ben Hunsucker age 80 of Woods Pointe Dr. Berea died Tuesday Sept. 18, 2007 at the St. Joseph Hospital on Lexington, KY. Ben was a retired Ohio Rubber Company employee and member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Berea.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents James Arlin and Cassie Belle Hammonds Hunsucker. His loving wife Elsie Potter Hunsucker and sister Mary Henry, and brothers John W, Harry D, Randall Hobert and Oscar Hunsucker.

Ben is survived by his children: Donna C Hunsucker of Berea, James C Hunsucker of Painesville OH, Brenda P Rocipko of Clarksville TN, and Stephen Hunsucker of Berea. Three brothers Dewey Hunsucker of Crossville TN, Samuel Hunsucker of Hillsboro OH, Marion Hunsucker of Newport TN, and sisters Doris Nell Fleming and Arlene Fleming both of Newport TN. 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 at Lakes Funeral Home with rev Kenny Davis presiding. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 pm at the Lakes Funeral Home. Online register book at www.lakesfuneralhome.com.

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