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Linda Potter King: North Myrtle Beach

1946 – 2018

     Linda Potter King of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8 at her home. She was 71.

     Linda was born Oct., 23 1946 in Fayetteville, daughter of the late Mr. John Potter Sr. and Miriam Arnette Potter. Linda was a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church in Mullins SC.

     Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband, Hugh Thomas “Tommy” King Jr. of North Myrtle Beach; her son, Hugh Thomas “Thom” King III of Philomath Oregon; her daughter, Jane King Rangel of Lexington; her brother, John Pritchard “Johnny” Potter Jr., and his wife, Galan Potter of North Augusta, her beloved dog “Rocky” and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Linda was a graduate of Loris High School in 1964 and received her Bachelor’s Degree from USC-Conway.  Post graduation she joined the SC Department of Social Services and retired after 37 years.  She enjoyed her job improving the quality of life for those in need and believed she made a difference in her community.  She made many great memories with her coworkers at Marion County DSS and thought of them as her family.

     To Linda, her children and husband were her highest priority and she loved to do anything that supported them. Linda spent countless hours watching her children play sports and was an extremely active member of the Mullins High School Athletic Booster Club. Linda loved history and was always reading multiple books at one time.  After retiring she moved to North Myrtle Beach to help care for her mother and bury her toes in the soft sand of Ocean Drive in the Arnette Family Circle.  Linda was a master of conversation and never met a stranger in her life, or a question she wasn’t afraid to ask.  She had the gift of storytelling and could often be found centered in a crowd making bellies ache and ribs hurt from laughter.

     Among her friends and family she was known to be intelligent, quick witted, well read, kind hearted, caring, hardworking, sensitive, loving, understanding, absolutely hysterical and one of the most dependable people you could ever meet.

     Memorial services were planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens. Linda requests attendees to wear red. There are no restrooms at the cemetery.

     Family asks that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Pruitt Hospice, 1626 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, GA 30093 or Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675-8517.

     A guest register is available here.