Inez J. Potts, 88, of Fayette, died Saturday morning, March 29, 2014, at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo. She was born August 22, 1925, in Cherryville, NC, to the late Charlie and Essie (Dellinger) Crowder. She married Eldon Jay Potts on December 19, 1945, in Cherryville, and he preceded her in death on August 15, 1999.
Inez was a 1944 graduate of Cherryville High School. She was employed with Fayette Tubular for several years, and later retired from Millcreek-West Unity Schools, where she served as a cook for over 20 years. She was an active member of the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples, the American Legion Auxiliary of John Dale Post #143, and the Fulton County Senior Center.
Surviving Inez are three sons, Terry Potts (and fiancée Yvonne Spofford) of West Unity, OH, Gregory (Monica) Potts of West Lafayette, IN, and Brent Potts of Bryan, OH; a brother, John Crowder of Cove City, NC; a daughter-in-law, Kathie Potts of Fremont, IN; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Clarence and Micheal; four sisters, Ruth Helms, Marie Dellinger, Ruby Benge, and Edna Crowder; three brothers, C.L., James, and Max Crowder; a daughter-in-law, Paulette Potts; and a granddaughter, Amanda Potts.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations in honor of Inez to the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples.