Carolyn Potter Williams

Published 12:19 pm Monday, January 24, 2022

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Carolyn Potter Williams, 81, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, after a brief illness in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Carolyn was born in Roan Mountain, Tenn., and resided in Surgoinsville, Tenn. She graduated from Cloudland High School and attended college at East Tennessee State University and Milligan Christian College. Carolyn proudly taught for 38 years in Hawkins County, Tenn. She was a member of First Christian Church in Rogersville, Tenn., and attended Elk Park Christian Church in Elk Park, N.C.
Carolyn was a charter member and treasurer of the Rogersville Civitan Club. She loved to travel and go on any type of road trip and also loved to read mysteries. She was a loving mother of three daughters and Momaw to one special granddaughter. Carolyn will be greatly missed by her family, friends and loved ones.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Williams; parents, James W. Potter and Edna VonCannon Potter; father-in-law, Arnold L. Williams; mother-in-law, Marga B. Williams; and brother-in-law, Robert L. Williams.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Judith Williams, Robin Williams Watlington (Gary) and Sonya Williams; granddaughter, Skylar Vess; sister-in-law, Linda Ollis (Farrell); brother-in-law, Edward Williams; niece, Shannon Gibson; nephews, Brian Whitson and Shawn Whitson; and several cousins.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 26, from noon until 2 p.m. in the chapel of East Tennessee Funeral Home, located at 2630 Hwy. 75, Blountville, TN 37617. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will follow the service in the East Tennessee Cemetery.
East Tennessee Funeral Home and Cemetery is honored to serve the family of Carolyn Potter Williams.

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