The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Dorothy Scott Potts, age 85, of Dunnellon, will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 10th at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Rev. Craig Davies officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness. Those who wish may send memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
Dorothy was born May 27, 1923 in Anniston, Alabama to the late Gabriel M. Scott and Elizabeth Cates Scott. She died December 19, 2008 in Dunnellon FL under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County and her family. The family would like to thank Ellen Peterson, Hospice Regional Director, primary nurse Kitty McKiernan, RN, and Lisa Rowe, LPN. Also much appreciated were the nurses working with Hospice from Arcadia, Interim, Nurse Core and Nurse Temps.
Mrs. Potts is an award winning Citrus County Artist known for her miniature drawings and decorated eggs. She began drawing at an early age using a variety of Media to depict her characteristic flowers and butterflies. Before entering art shows she was a well known soloist in Florida and Pennsylvania. She sang for various societies, local churches and with the St. Petersburg Sunshine City Band.
Mrs. Potts was also an accomplished athlete. She won the women's singles crown in the Festival of States Tennis Championships at Bartlett Park, St. Petersburg.
Upon moving back to Pennsylvania she performed with the Academy of Music String Quartet, Temple University String Quartet, the Bucks County Pro Musica Orchestra and the Philadelphia Opera Workshop. Mrs. Potts remained a church soloist notably performing soprano parts in Handel's Messiah.
She moved to Dunnellon from New Hope, PA 38 yrs ago. Mrs. Potts was of the Protestant faith and a member of the Inverness Woman's Club; Past Chaplain of the Annuttliga Chapter of the Florida D.A.R; and member of Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century.
Mrs. Potts was preceded in death by her loving husband J. Webb Potts; 6 Brothers and 2 Sisters. Survivors include Son: James Webb Potts, Jr., Willow Grove, PA; Daughter: Alcine "Tina" E. Potts, Dunnellon, FL; Brother: Robert (Charlotte) E. Scott, Treasure Island, FL; Sister in Law: Mary Lou Scott, St. Petersburg, FL; Grandchild: Andrew Sheets; Great-Grandchild: Patrick Sheets.
INVERNESS CHAPEL HOOPER FUNERAL HOMES
Published in the Citrus County Chronicle from 1/3/2009 - 1/5/2009
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