Benjamin Potter, 84

Benjamin F. Potter, 84, of Rocky Mount, N.C., passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.

He was born May 1, 1928, in Union County to Claude and Vira Caldwell Potter. He worked for many years in the furniture industry, employed at Futorian and BarcaLounger.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at United Funeral Service chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Rank Boyte and the Rev. Michael Baker officiating. Burial was in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy Luper Potter of the home; two daughters, Rebecca Brasfield (Jerry) and Brenda Gale Cone (Barry); a stepdaughter, Carolyn Alston (Larry); three sons, Benny Dale Potter, Jerry Lynn Potter and Terry Glynn Potter (Brenda); five grandchildren, Kevin Brasfield,Mandy Cone, Melanie Potter, Brooks Alston (Candice) and Casey Morris; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jewel Potter; a son, Bobby Hugh Robbins; and two sisters, Katherine Chism and Elaine Hill.

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