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Elizabeth Long (Pud) Potts, 71, of 34518 U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard, died early Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.

Born in Hyde County, February 23, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James Mendall Milton Long and Ruby Hopkins Long. She was married to Fred L. Potts Jr., who preceded her in death. During her years in Knightdale, N.C., she worked as office manager at Knightdale Medical Center and was a volunteer with the Knightdale Area Rescue until retirement in 1984. She was a deacon of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Raleigh and a member of the choir while living there. In 1984, "Pud" moved to Engelhard, N.C., where she owned Hyde Supply Inc. with her late husband until 1991. She then worked as a medical assistant at Liverman Clinic until 2003. While living in Hyde County she was an active member at St. George's Episcopal Church, serving as volunteer coordinator and editor of the newsletters and bulletins. She was a past vestry member, Sunday school instructor and an EFM Student. "Pud" was an avid bridge player, playing in two clubs, and a bridge instructor. She was instrumental in helping to organize the Engelhard Development Corp. and was presently a member of the Beautification Committee. She will be remembered with love by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. George's Episcopal Church. Rev. James Lupton will officiate. Her cremains will be buried on the family plot in the church cemetery following the service. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews, Hank Liverman, Walt Liverman, Ken Andrew, Charles Potts, Reed Potts and Morgan Potts.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Frederick L. (Rick) Potts III and his wife, Glenda, of Goldsboro and Joseph Long Potts and his wife, Debbie, of Wendell; a daughter, Susan P. Casper and her husband, Mike, of Engelhard; a brother, Mendall H. Long of Cary; two sisters, Dorothy L. Quinn of Bartow, Florida, and June L. Liverman of Engelhard; her grandchildren, James Potts, John Potts, Jennifer Potts, Andrea Potts, Victor Potts, Suzanne Casper Torres and Michael Casper; and a great-granddaughter, Bianca Nicole Torres.

Mrs. Potts was also preceded in death by brothers, George A. Long and Jack M. Long; and a sister, Nena Long Barrett.

The family suggests that memorial gifts be directed to St. George's Episcopal Church, c/o Claire M. Spencer, Treasurer, P.O, Box 101, Engelhard, N.C., 27824.

Friends may visit with the family at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Wednesday evening from 7 until 8:30, and other times at the home.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on February 16, 2005 1:45 PM