A visitation for Mrs. Welch will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 24, 2012, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm at Adam’s Run Baptist Church, 8113 Highway 162, Adams Run, SC. Interment will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens.
She was born on January 19, 1935 in Whiteville, NC, a daughter of Alf Simmons and Edith Register Simmons. She was a loving mother and wife for over 42 years and will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Welch is survived by her husband, John Carl Welch, of Ravenel, SC, children, Carl Lee Welch of Ravenel, SC, Tommy Welch and wife Kim Welch of Louisville, KY, Brittany Welch and fiancé Keith Green of Ravenel, SC, Kathy Long, Teresa Long, Gail Long, Tammy Long and Larry Long, all of Abilene, TX, brothers, Leon Simmons and Roger Simmons, and sisters, Sadie Long and Sissy Eastman, grandchildren, Mariah Welch, Makayla Welch, Joseph Welch,Alex Welch, Courtney Welch, Tiffany Welch, T.J. Welch, Dakota Welch, Sydney Green, Kayley Green Andrea Green, Aaron Green, Joshua Bates, and Caleb Bates.
She is predeceased by her daughter, Betty Ann Welch Green, brothers, Pete Simmons and J.B. Simmons and a sister, Esther Ward.
Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services.