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Shirley Poteat

July 25, 1936 — April 30, 2014

SHELBY - Shirley Deaton Poteat, 77, passed away April 30, 2014. Mrs. Poteat was born July 25, 1936, in Hall County, Ga., and retired due to her health from Hoechst Celanese in Shelby as a machine operator. She was of the Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Harrison (O.H.) Deaton and Essie Mae Cain Deaton; son, John Robert Poteat, Jr.; and sister, Ruenette Whitaker.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Connie Mathis and David of Lattimore; brothers, Hoyt Deaton, Robert Deaton and Royce Deaton, all of Shelby; sisters, Vonciel Pridmore of Gaffney, S.C., Barbara Blanchard of Spartanburg, S.C., Betty Lanning of Shelby and Mildred Keller of Shelby; granddaughter, Kristin Mathis of Shelby; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory.
Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Cleveland Memorial Park
Officiated by: The Rev. Andy Stevens
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family.
Online condolences:

  • Funeral Service

    May 03, 2014
    3:00 PM

    Cleveland Memorial Park

    1225 College Avenue
    Shelby, NC
    (704) 434-6081
  • Visitation

    May 03, 2014
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Cleveland Funeral Services

    2518 W. Dixon Blvd.
    Shelby, NC
    (704) 487-5811
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