Clara Wallace Potter

Clara Wallace Potter, 100 of Elkhorn City, KY passed away at her home on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Clara was born November 22, 1918 to the late Jim Wallace and Elvira Branham Wallace. She was a member of the Elkhorn City Church of Christ and a homemaker.  In addition to her parents Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Potter;  six brothers, Rufus, Josh, Ferrell, Lawrence, Russell and Billy Ray Wallace; and two sisters, Rosalie Crum and Faye Childers. Clara is survived by a son, Michael Potter of Elkhorn City, KY; two daughters, Mary Ellen Bailiff of Mooresburg, TN and Brenda Sue Anderson of Bean Station, TN; six grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Clara is also survived by one brother, John Paul Wallace of Wooster, OH and one sister, Polly Thompson of Yawkey, WV.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 6-10PM at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:00 from the chapel with Frank Crum officiating.  Burial will follow in the Potter Cemetery on Elkhorn Creek.  A special “thank you” extended to her caregivers; Mary Ferran, Nancy Potter and Jewel Adams.  In lieu of flowers please give to the Hope organization.


  1. Karen Bailiff says

    We will miss you Grandma you were a big part of the family
    You were loved by so many because you were a wonderful person and great
    Mother , Grandmother, Great grandmother and friend..
    God sure has him a Angel that is definitely one of a kind.
    (I referred to Clara as the engerized bunny.) She just kept going and going.
    Prayers for the family and friends . Love Karen and Derek Bailiff

  2. Judy potter says

    Sorry I wasn’t able to attend, but wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you guys, Clara was always very sweet. I can remember her, Flo and mom quilting at the house with frame suspended from ceiling. Also, I kept wondering when she and my grandpa Guy were going to grow up since at age 11-12i was already taller than them. I know you are going miss her.

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