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Martha R. (Sommers) Potts

November 3, 2012
Salem News

ALLIANCE - Martha R. (Sommers) Potts, 85, of Alliance, died at 5:25 a.m. Thursday at Canterbury Villa.

She was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Salem, the daughter of the late John L. and Pearle B. (McConner) Sommers.

Mrs. Potts was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald R. "Jerry" (Bonnie) Potts of Limaville and Randolph C. "Randy" Potts of Alliance; a daughter, Rose A. (Craig) Boyce of Alliance; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bernice Hilliard of Alliance, Gladys Jurina and Ruth Chandler, both of Lake Wyles, S.C.; and a brother, Joseph Sommers of Cartersville, Ga.

She was preceded in death in August of 1999, by her husband, Harry C. Potts, whom she married on Sept. 30, 1949.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Cornerstone Christian Church with Elder Clif Baum officiating. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Christian Church, 10162 Freshley Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Arrangements were handled by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, 1000 S. Union Ave., Alliance.

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