Margaret Eslinger Collette-Poteet, 96, of Cohutta, GA., passed away Sunday July 29, 2012 in a Dalton hospital.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alton Cecil Collette; her second husband, Earl Poteet; and her sons, Alton Ralph Collette Sr. and William ‘Billy’ Andrew Collette.
She was retired from Betti Lee Chenille in Dalton and was of the Baptist faith. She was the youngest and last surviving member of twelve children in the Eslinger family.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Geneva Maynard Collette of Cleveland; five grandchildren, Alton Collette, Cecil Collette and Barry Collette all of Cleveland, Kristie Collette Land and her husband James of Tunnel Hill and Jon Collette and his wife Mandy of Cleveland; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 at Jim Rush Funeral Homes, Wildwood Avenue Chapel with Reverend Tommy Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery with Alton Collette, Cecil Collette, Barry Collette, Jon Collette, Chandler Collette and Reed Cross serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be James Land.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 1 from 5-9 p.m. at Jim Rush Funeral Homes, Wildwood Avenue Chapel who is in charge of the arrangements.