Funeral services for Mr. Howard A. Welch, 79, of Anniston, will be at 12:00 PM, Monday, October 21, 2013, at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs with Dr. Garry Ragsdale officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Welch passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013.
Mr. Welch was a native of Anniston, AL and was retired from Anniston Army Depot. He was a member of Iron City Baptist Church and was a charter member of Greenbrier Road Baptist Church, where he was also Chairman of Deacons. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Webb Welch; parents, Marshall and Carrie Welch; sister, Dorothy Welch Wade and her husband, Leonard Wade; brother-in-law, William Hibberts; and brothers, Paulie Welch, Tommie Welch, Robert Welch, William W. Welch, Marshall T. Welch, Jr., and Charlie Edward Welch.
Survivors include his daughter, Freda Welch Dunnam and her husband, T.J., of Anniston; granddaughter, Heather Phillips Fink and her husband, Nicholas, of Oxford; great-grandchildren, Dalton and Harper Fink of Oxford; sister, Carrie Hibberts; and 36 nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Welch’s family and friends.