|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1916|
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1971|
Shelbyville--Services for Mrs. Thomas Clay Eley, 54, were Wednesday at Gowen-Smith chapel with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Eley died Tuesday in Bedford County hospital after a long illnes. A native of Bedford County, she was the former Miss Anna Beatrice Potts, daughter of the late William Jefferson and Eva Blackburn Potts.
Mrs. Eley was a printer with Allied Rubber Co.
She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Andy Eley, Montogomery, Ala,; a daughter, Miss Ardoth Eley, Montgomery,; two brothers, James Potts, Unionville, and Paul Potts, Chapel Hill, two stepbrothers, M. D. Crick, Phoenix, Ariz, and Hillard Crick, Rover community; four sisters, Mrs. Cleve Jernigan and Miss Polly Potts, both of Wartrace, Mrs. Landon Haynes, Chapel Hill, and Mrs. Elbert Landers, Shelbyville; and two stepsisters, Mrs. Bill Burns, Rockvale, and Mrs. J. T. Goodall, Nashville.
Bea was the daughter of William Jefferson and Eva Blackburn Potts.
The wedding vows for Aunt Bea and Uncle Clay were said at the home of the officiating minister Edward Harper, brother-in-law of the groom. They worked together at Allied Rubber company in Shelbyville.
The photos at right were Thanksgiving Day 1953.
The 5 Eley sisters-in-law are: Nadine Spence Eley, Dorothy Eley, Louise Bearden Eley, Francis Carleton Eley, Beatrice Potts Eley.
Top photo shows Thomas clay, kneeling, with Bea behind, standing next to Clay's brother, Cecil.
William Jefferson Potts (1893 - 1958)
Donnie Eva Blackburn Potts (1893 - 1922)
Thomas Clay Eley (1915 - 1977)*
Madison H Potts (1914 - 1939)*
Anna Beatrice Potts Eley (1916 - 1971)
Robert Earle Potts (1924 - 1927)**
Rudolph Lee Potts (1927 - 1960)**
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
Created by: Gerald Staggs
Record added: Jan 22, 2011
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