LAKE WALES, Fla. — Mrs. Ada Gouge Potter, formerly of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Grace Healthcare in Lake Wales, Florida, following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Rom and Essie McKinney Gouge and was born in Bakersville, NC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Gouge, Paul Gouge, four sisters, Hettie Burgner, Myrtle Ingram, Ethel Gouge and Lois Gouge.
Mrs. Potter was retired from the old Carter County Memorial Hospital following fifteen years of service. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of seventy years, Kenova Potter, Lake Wales, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Mel Goulds, Lake Wales, FL; Teresa and Stewart Taylor, Dawsonville, GA; three grandchildren, Greg Hodge and his wife, Pam, Sarasota, FL; Derik Taylor and his wife, Amy, Suwanee, GA, Brad Taylor and his wife, Beth, Dawsonville, GA; six great-grandchildren, Alana Hodge, Sarasota, FL, Savana Hodge, Sarasota, FL, Davis Taylor, Suwanee, GA, Abby Taylor, Suwanee, GA, Blake Taylor, Suwanee, GA, and Andie Taylor, Dawsonville, GA; and a sister, Shirley Ingram, Simpsonville, SC. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Potter will be conducted on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Ron Owens and Rev. Reggie Weems officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kenn Hecht and Kathy Wilson.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday prior to the service.
Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.