Herbert "Shorty" Welch
September 9, 1928 ~ September 19, 2004
Resided in: Candler, NC
Herbert Edward “Shorty” Welch, 76, of 46 Caleb Drive, Candler, went to be with the Lord Sunday, September 19, 2004, at his home. Mr. Welch was born in Swain County and was a son of the late Bill and Maude W. Welch. He was retired from J.P. Stevens Co. Following his retirement he worked for The Cradle of Forestry at Davidson River from 1993-2003. He was a member of New Morgan Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Thompson Welch; two daughters, Diane Lawrence and her husband Steve of Warren, OH and Barbara Lunsford and her husband Harold of Candler; one son, Dennis Welch and his wife Pam of Union, SC; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Tuesday at New Morgan Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Cope and Jack Holland officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 pm at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Morgan Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 370 Lake Drive, Candler, NC 28715.