Ms. Mary Gwen Potts — 1940-2019

Published 3:08 pm Friday, July 5, 2019

Mary Gwen Potts, 79, passed away on July 3, 2019, at her residence in Lanett. She was born in

Franklin, Georgia, as one of eleven children to MD and Mary Elizabeth Potts on April 21, 1940.

Mary was a retired weaver and smash hand at West Point Pepperell Dixie Plant in LaGrange.

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She enjoyed gardening and looking for antiques. She was an active member of Happy Valley Church in Huguley. Mary loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. She also loved all her animals and especially her little dog Shaggy. She also loved sharing memories of her past with family and friends.

Mary is survived by her brother Travis Potts; her daughters Elaine Black Marshall, and Alisha Dodgen Patterson; her son Jim E Dodgen; grandchildren Brandon Wright, Savannah Marshall, Frankie Richardson, Jeffery Richardson, Kayla Black, Ajia McGuire, Morgan McGuire, Gracen Patterson, Jim Z Dodgen and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son Franklin Lee Black Jr.

Funeral Services will be held at Happy Valley Church in Huguley on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at

2 p.m. ET. The family will greet friends at the church at 1 p.m. ET for visitation.

Graveside services will be held at Marseilles Cemetery in West Point following the funeral

service. Reverend John Samanie will officiate.

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Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services in Lanett.