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Hazel Irene Potts, age 87

Hazel Irene Potts, born October 22, 1932, went to her Lord on July 2, 2020.  She passed peacefully in her sleep, at home, at the age of 87.

She was the daughter of William Harvey Sanders and Emma Trantham Sanders of Monticello.  Hazel was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Arthur, Willie John and Bob Sanders.

Hazel Potts, a graduate of Drew Central High School, was a twenty-year USAF military wife who proudly raised her family, without complaint, throughout the many relocations and other demands made on military families.  After retirement, the family moved back to Monticello where she was employed as Office Administrator to the plant manager of Burlington Industries.  This was while her husband, James Potts, attended dental school.  She later worked as Office Manager of his Monticello dental office for many years.

Hazel is survived by her children, Gary Potts and Susan of Monticello; Kenneth Potts and Debra of Carthage, Texas; Kelvin Potts and Cindy of Mustang, Oklahoma; Norman Potts and Judy of Winnsboro, Texas; Alan Potts and Nicole of Monticello and Robin Bays and David of Bentonville, Arkansas.  There are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She also had two beloved sisters-in-law, Christine Sanders of Monroe, Louisiana, and Irene Sanders of Star City, Arkansas.

Hazel loved the Lord and spent most of her time studying His teachings and witnessing to others.  She loved and enjoyed sending cards to just about anyone who knew her, both as a sign of friendship and as an expression of her Christian love.

She was a long-time member of Eastside Baptist Church where she was a very active member for as long as her health allowed.

A private service 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.  The family gives special thanks to Dr. Tim Simon and staff, Hospice Home Care and a special caregiver, Angelia Lytle, for their kind assistance.

Cards may be sent in care of her son, Gary Potts, PO Box 791, Monticello, AR   71657.

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


  • Diane Guthrie Davis Posted July 3, 2020 10:49 PM

    RIP Hazel, you will be missed.

  • Jeff Sanders Posted July 4, 2020 6:43 AM

    Thank you for your many years of love Aunt Hazel. I’m sure daddy (Bob) was excited to see you again when you walked through the gates of Heaven. Rest in peace, until we see each other again.

  • Durham Family Posted July 4, 2020 10:56 AM

    She was a great woman and will be missed.

  • Barbara Posey Posted July 4, 2020 6:28 PM

    She was a sweet lady. Prayers for family.

  • Alvin McMahon Posted July 4, 2020 8:41 PM

    my prayers are with you and family

  • kimberly east Posted July 4, 2020 8:57 PM

    Am so sorry for your lost ..

  • Rick Donham Posted July 5, 2020 7:43 AM

    Robin, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jane Jo Summerford Posted July 5, 2020 2:11 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you. Mrs. Hazel was such a sweet lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Barbara Akin Posted July 5, 2020 2:12 PM

    Mrs. Hazel was a sweet lady. She believed her mission was to send cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. She was faithful to that mission. She loved getting cards in return as well. She was a faithful christian example.

  • Marion Pharr Posted July 5, 2020 6:55 PM

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family

  • Kate Walsh Posted July 6, 2020 8:50 AM

    Thoughts and prayers.

  • Sandra Witherspoon Posted July 12, 2020 2:28 PM

    Kelvin and Family” Sorry for your loss. May God Bless each of you.

  • Gwendolyn Young Jolin Posted July 15, 2020 2:57 PM

    Dear Robin and family,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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