Tommie Ruth Welch

Published 6:00 am Friday, March 18, 2005

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

Mrs. Welch, 78, died Monday, March 14, 2005.

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.

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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 andwife, Jeanette, of Bogue Chitto, Steve Welch and wife, Barbara, ofSanta Fe, N.M., and Mark Welch and wife, Sherry, of Smithdale; herdaughters, Marsha Welch, of Richland, and Debbie Reeves andhusband, Wayne, of Bogue Chitto; and her brothers, Richard BakerJr. and wife, Dorothy, of Bogue Chitto, Pharoah Baker and wife,Elizabeth, of Biloxi and Cecil Baker and wife, Angela, of OakGrove.