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Bessie Marie (Potter) James

January 18, 1933 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Bessie James Obituary

Mrs. Bessie Marie Potter James, 90, of Harriman, passed away September 12, 2023, at Canterfield of Oak Ridge.  She was a member of the Potters House Fellowship Church.  Bessie worked for 40 plus years at Roane Hosiery and Volunteered at Roane Medical Center for many years.


She was preceded in death by her husband: William James, Jr.

Daughter: Debbie Hazelwood.

Parents: Arnold & Sophronia Potter.

Brothers: Edwin Potter, Arnold Potter, Jr, Clenice Potter and Paul Potter.

Sisters: Imogene Lanler and Helen Mize.


She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law: Phillip & Linda James.

Son-in-law: John Hazelwood.

Brother: Ralph Potter.

Sister: Hazel Dickson.

Four grandchildren: Heather Lawson, Justin & wife Lisa Hazelwood, Erica & husband Jay Settles, and Lindsay & husband Alan Riggs.

Six great grandchildren: Keaton Jones, Carly Lawson, Evan Settles, Rory Riggs, and Max Riggs.

Many nieces, nephews, and friends.


The family and friends will meet on Friday September 15, 2023, at 2:00 PM in Roane Memorial Gardens for graveside services.


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September 15, 2023

2:00 PM
Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood


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