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Oleene Peterson Potter

Oleene Peterson Potter, age 86, 5395 Pineview Drive, Winston Salem, NC passed away Monday morning, August 26, 2013 in the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, Winston Salem. She was a longtime resident of Erwin, and had resided at the home of her daughter, Lisa Potter for the past 9 years. She was born in Green Mountain, North Carolina, and was a daughter of the late Malachi and Judith Bennett Peterson.
Mrs. Potter was a member of First Baptist Church, Erwin, and a retired seamstress for Industrial Garment. She loved family dinners, summertime gardening and tending her flowers.

Other than parents, Mrs. Potter was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Willard Potter, in 1967; a son, Dennis Charles Potter, in 2008 and six brothers: Cecil Peterson, Jeff Peterson, Berson Peterson, Boyd Peterson, John Peterson and Junior Peterson.

She is survived by two daughters: Lisa Potter and Judith Anne Thomas both of Winston Salem; a son, Fabian Potter, and wife, Celeste, Erwin; three grandsons: Charles Thomas, Sr., Ethan Potter and Benjamin Potter; three granddaughters: Terri Thomas, Leslie Thomas and Heather Potter; two great-grandsons: Charles Thomas, Jr. and Corey Thomas; two great-granddaughters: Chelsie Thomas and Natalee Thomas, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Mrs. Potter will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family will receive friends prior to the service between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The committal service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013, in Evergreen Cemetery. Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Potter family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home & Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Potter family. (423) 743-1380.