LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Dianne Morgan Poteat, 66, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at her sister's residence in Sylvania, GA. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 25, 2015 at Double Branches Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Etheridge officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Brannen, Will Mallard, David Mallard, Charlie Stills, Larry Pinson and Fred McWhorter. Mrs. Poteat was the daughter of the late Warren Getzen Morgan and the late Billie Dean Hamilton Morgan of Swainsboro, GA. She was a 1967 graduate of Southeast Bulloch in Brooklet, GA. Mrs. Poteat worked and volunteered at the Lincoln County Public Library for 17 years. Developed a collection of books and historical papers that turned into one of the best genealogy departments in Georgia. These included a database of over 300,000 names in the Family Tree Maker. Mrs. Poteat was known nation-wide as an authority on the history and genealogy of Lincoln County, Georgia and surrounding areas. Mrs. Poteat was author of Lincoln Legends Vol. 1, Vol, 2, and Vol. 3 and also was co-author of the Images of Lincoln County. She started a database and collection of African American history in obituaries and marriages. Mrs. Poteat was a charter member of the Lincoln County Friends of the Library and a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society. She was also a member of Double Branches Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School and Bible School Teacher. Survivors include three sisters, Jeannette M. Brannen of Statesboro, Ga., Jenny M. Mallard and husband, Donnie of Brooklet, GA. and Paulette M. Stills of Cooperville, GA.; one brother, William B. Morgan and wife, Amy of Statesboro, GA.; sister-in-law, Rhonda E. Morgan of Bryan County, GA.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Poteat was Godmother of Jack Antonakos, Sims Antonakos and Lollie Antonakos. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln County Library, c/o Genealogy Research, P.O. Box 310, Lincolnton, GA. 30817. You may sign the family's online guestbook at: www.reesfh.com. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Friday, September 25, 2015 at Double Branches Baptist Church. Rees Funeral Home, 195 Peachtree St., Lincolnton, GA. 706-359-3222 is in charge of arrangements.
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Rees Funeral Home - Lincolnton
195 Peachtree Street
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Sept. 24, 2015