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Tommie Ruth Welch

Services for Tommie Ruth Welch of Bogue Chitto are 10 a.m.Thursday, March 17, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Welch Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Welch, 78, died Monday, March 14, 2004.

She was born in Bogue Chitto May 26, 1926, to Richard ThomasBaker Sr. and Ruby Louise Deer. She was a member of Bogue ChittoMethodist Church and the Bogue Chitto Order of the Eastern Star#263.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G.C. Welch Jr.; a son,Wayne Welch; and two sisters, Nellie Clark and Lottie Davis.

Survivors are her sons and daughters-in-law, Kent Welch and wifeJeanette of Bogue Chitto, Steve Welch and wife Barbara of Santa Fe,N.M., and Mark Welch and wife Sherry of Smithdale; her daughters,Marsha Welch of Richland and Debbie Reeves and husband Wayne ofBogue Chitto; and her brothers, Richard Baker Jr. and wife Dorothyof Bogue Chitto, Pharoah Baker and wife Elizabeth of Biloxi andCecil Baker and wife Angela of Oak Grove.