MR. JOSEPH HOUSTON (JOE) POTTER, age 87, of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Potter was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 30, 1930, a son of the late William Joseph and Elsie Ragland Potter. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department and a Veteran of the U. S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Potter was a member of Lyerly United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by Parents and a brother, the late Bill Potter.

Surviving are His wife, Minnie Louise (Kathryn) Potter; daughter, Debbie Carnes; sister, Margaret Jean Wyrick; brothers, Jim Ragland and Nick Stoner; grandchildren, Kimberly and Eric Brown, Joey and Amanda Carnes, and Bob Carnes; Five Great Grandchildren; Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 12th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Marshall Bryan and Eric Brown officiating, interment in the Family plot of Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Austin Carnes, Brady Carnes, Rayburn Mitchell, Billy Stallings, Buddy Blalock, and Eddy Ellenburg; Honorary Pallbearers the Adult Sunday School Class of Lyerly United Methodist Church. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the Lyerly Cemetery Fund, c/o Juanita Baker, Lyerly, Georgia.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Joseph Houston (Joe) Potter, who passed away Monday