Debra Joy ‘Debbie’ Poteat

Debra Joy ‘Debbie’ Poteat Debra Joy “Debby” Poteat, of Forest City, N. C., died April 4, 2013, at the Hospice House of Forest City. She was 61.

Services were held at the Church of the Nazarene in Forest City on April 9. She was buried in the Robertson Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Debby was a native of Kern County, daughter of Lester Dalton of Ridgecrest and the late Joyce Douglas Dalton. Debby was a veterinary assistant and dog groomer.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Gary Poteat of Forest City; son, Benjamin Clinton Poteat of Arvada, Colo.; daughter, Amber Joy Poteat Williams and husband James of Conover, N.C.; sister, Susan Franklin of Ridgecrest; and grandchildren Braxton, Garrett, Kaleb, Seth and Briana Williams.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Douglas Dalton, and brother, David Dalton.

Memorials may be made to Robertson Creek FWB Church, 151 Robertson Creek Church Rd., Bostic, NC 28018 or Hospice of Rutherford County, P. O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

Submitted by the family of Debra Poteat

Story First Published: 2013-04-24