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Dr. James H. Potts, age 89

James H. Potts passed away in his home on September 25, 2019 at the age of 89.

James Potts was the son of Cleve and Fannie Potts of Wilmar. He was born in Smackover, Arkansas on June 18, 1930. He was a graduate of Wilmar High School. After graduation, he proudly enlisted and went on to complete a twenty- year career in the U.S. Air Force as a flight crewmember, retiring in 1968 with the rank of Master Sergeant. He then returned to Monticello with his family, where he enrolled in UAM’s pre-med program and, in 1977, became a dentist after graduating from the University of Memphis Dental School. He had a thriving solo practice in Monticello and retired in 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beatrice Potts Bird of Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Potts is survived by his children, Gary Potts and wife Susan of Monticello; Kenneth Potts and wife Debra of Carthage, Texas; Kelvin Potts and wife Cindy of Mustang, Oklahoma; Norman Potts of Winnsboro, Texas; Alan Potts and wife Nicole of Monticello and Robin Bays and husband David of Bentonville, Arkansas.

He is also survived by his wife, Rosina Potts, of Rogers, Arkansas and former wife and mother of his children, Hazel Potts of Monticello. There are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A private burial at Rock Springs Cemetery will be set at a later date. The family requests no flowers or gifts, but that contributions be made to the charity of your choice, preferably one that gives aid to Alzheimer patients. Cards may be sent in care of Gary Potts, P.O. Box 791, Monticello, Arkansas 71657.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Doris King Posted September 26, 2019 4:13 PM

    So sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man that will be missed by many.

  • Jim Glennon Posted September 26, 2019 4:31 PM

    Sorry for your loss. Peace, comfort and strength to the family.

  • Daniel Durham and family Posted September 26, 2019 4:45 PM

    Great guy will be missed heaven has claimed it’s own.

  • Dr Terri Eubanks Posted September 26, 2019 5:03 PM

    So sad to hear of Dr. Potts passing. He was always so kind and helpful to me during my years of private practice. Love and prayers to all of you.

  • Trudy tucker Carrington Posted September 26, 2019 5:44 PM

    Dear family, so aorry for your liss.

  • Judy Vernor Posted September 26, 2019 5:48 PM

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with the family!!

  • Judy Hatley Smith Posted September 27, 2019 9:04 AM

    Praying for peace and comfort to all loved ones.

  • Abraham Carvajal Posted September 28, 2019 12:32 PM

    Grateful for getting to know you, for all the war stories you shared, and the passion towards serving your community I will always strive to follow your example.

  • LESLIE RHODES RN Posted September 28, 2019 8:13 PM

    Dr Potts was pleasant and quite the jokester at times. God bless you in your time of loss

  • Ada Heath Posted September 29, 2019 8:18 AM

    I read this obituary today. My maiden name was Potts. I am interested in family history and would love to speak to someone in this family. My phone number is 870-919-0903.

  • Lavera Burton Posted October 2, 2019 6:05 PM

    Dr. Potts was my dentist when I was a kid. He was always gentle funny and made a little kid like me less afraid. So I will always remember his sweet gentle nature. I pray he rest in peace and prayers for his family.

  • Mark&Mary Withers Posted October 4, 2019 8:25 PM

    He was a nice man and a good dentist, I am sorry for y’all’s loss

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