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Originally published: 2013-02-27 14:16:36
Last modified: 2013-02-27 14:16:37

Marie Forbes Potter

Marie Forbes Potter, 88, of Newland, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Cannon Memorial Hospital. A native of Linville, she was a daughter of the late Rob and Juanita Coffey Forbes and the wife of Max M. Potter who passed away in 1968. She was preceded in death by brothers, Miles, Herman, Robert, Jr. and Frank Forbes.

She worked with Ford Motor Company for 15 of years, where she received a National Award called the Ford Dealers Accounts Award. She later worked for Daniels Insurance for several years, later retiring with the Avery County DSS. After her retirement, she went back to work with the Avery County C.A.P. Office where she retired a second time. Marie was a member of Newland United Methodist Church, where she was the treasurer for a number of years. She was a collector of cardinals, pigs, loved her flowers but mostly her grandchildren.

Surviving are her loving daughter, Susie Potter of the home; son, Mike Potter and wife, Kay, of Linville; two grandchildren, Jessica Potter and friend, Mac Welliver, of Chapel Hill and Max R. Potter of Linville; aunt, Eva Keller of Elk Park; sister-in-law, Dot Forbes of Hope Mills; special nephew, Robin Forbes of Terrell; three special friends, Mildred Carpenter, Georgia McClain and Betty Shirley; her special dog, Rosie and her cat, Tigger. Several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Newland United Methodist Church. Dr. Louis Woodard and the Rev. Lander Heafner officiating. Burial will follow in the Tanglewood Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be to the Tanglewood Cemetery, Tanglewood Cemetery Road, Linville, NC 28646. To send online condolences, please visit

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