It is with great regret that we announce that Pota Coston, Fayette County Commissioner, passed away Friday, July 3, following a months-long battle with cancer.

Pota had battled breast cancer since January, the same month she was sworn in for her first term.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard, and son, Bernie. More information may be found at TheCitizen.com.

The Coston family has requested that concerned family, friends and constituents donate to any of the following organizations in Pota’s memory.

Fortitude Educational & Cultural Development Center Inc

Coston/McDonald Scholarship at Marshall University Foundation
519 John Marshall Drive
Huntington WV 25703

Southwest Christian Care
7225 Lester Road
Union City, GA 30291

Hopeful Restoration
c/o Rebecca Carlson
195 Roxboro Ct
Fayetteville, GA 30215