Evelyn Elizabeth Potter

May 23, 1926October 13, 2020

Evelyn Elizabeth “Betty” Durden Potter, age 94, passed away peacefully in Cartersville, GA on October 13 under the care of the nurses of Affinity Hospice. She was a native of Vidalia, GA but spent most of her life in Brunswick.

Betty worked at the J.A. Jones Shipyard in Brunswick during World War II where she met her husband, Willard Neal Potter. Many years after Willard’s death, she married Alvin Ernese Potter. She was a homemaker most of her life and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents Kelley Ray and Addie Lou Williford Durden, her sisters Inez Durden Murray and Sarah Durden Williamson, her brother Alvin Ray Durden, her husbands and an infant daughter Betty Carolyn Potter.

Survivors include a daughter Debbie (Keith) Crews of Cartersville and a son Larry (Deborah) Potter of Jesup; grandchildren Dana (Sean) Furmage, David (Laurel) Crews, Becky (Brent) Murrell, Catherine (Michael) Rozenboom; great-grandchildren Michelle Furmage, Laura Grace and Mark Crews, Caleb, Caitlyn and Madi Rozenboom, and Drew, Sam and Jake Murrell; several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Fite Assisted Living Centre in Cartersville, GA for the loving care and excellent attention given to Betty in her last years when she could not take care of herself.

Funeral services will be officiated by Minister Keith Crews and held Tuesday, October 20 at 3 PM in the chapel of Edo Miller Funeral Home of Brunswick with visitation one hour beforehand at 2 PM. Due to COVID, social distancing will be maintained and wearing of masks highly encouraged. Active pallbearers are David Crews, Sean Furmage, Jack Lipthratt, Ivan Reddick, Caleb and Michael Rozenboom. Honorary pallbearers are Ray Durden, Lucky Lowe, Ray Potter, Rickey Potter, Tommy Rollins, Cherrill Schmid, and Jimmy Williamson. Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.

Edo Miller and Sons is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the register book and leave condolences for the family at


  • David Crews, Active Pallbearer
  • Sean Furmage, Active Pallbearer
  • Jack Lipthratt, Active Pallbearer
  • Ivan Reddick, Active Pallbearer
  • Caleb Rozenboom, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Rozenboom, Active Pallbearer
  • Ray Durden, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lucky Lowe, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ray Potter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rickey Potter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tommy Rollins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cherrill Schmid, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Williamson, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


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Valarie Tom

October 20, 2020

Dear Aunt Debbie and Uncle Keith and the family,

Prayers and hugs for you all. Mrs. Potter was such a gracious and dignified Southern lady. I remember her gentle nature and wonderful smile. She was always so very kind to me and I remember her fondly.

My condolences to you all. May God comfort you during this time of celebrating her life and remembering her Christian-faith that was an example for me.

With love,
Valarie (Crews) Tom

Henry McKenzie

October 19, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. Praying for the family that God will bring peace and comfort. Love you.

Henry Robert McKenzie, Jr.

Batbara Hand

October 19, 2020

So sorry fir your loss. Praying for God’s comfort for your family.

Gretchen Clay

October 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Debbie and Larry. Aunt Betty was such a sweet lady and she certainly took up for me and Ronnie a lot! She will be missed on this side of the world but at least one day she will be standing there at Heaven's door to greet you and Debbie with that big smile of hers!! I wonder if there is a whole big wing with nothing but the "Potters" living there!! Just Say'n! We loved Aunt Betty and one day will see her again never more to part. Keeping you and Debbie in our prayers that the Lord will give you Peace and Comfort during this difficult time. Love, Gretchen (Potter) Clay and Tommy Clay.

Anna Millison

October 16, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. We know Mrs. Potter will be missed by friends and family.
We are always here.
Love, JR and Anna


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