Herbert "Shorty" Welch

herbert welch
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.

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  1. Ruth, Dennis, Mike and all:

    We rejoice in the heavenly promotion that Shorty experienced on Sunday and share your sorrow in this time of separation. Although most of us down here in South Carolina will not be able to join you for the funeral service, please know that our love surrounds you today. Our lives are blessed for having Shorty pass our way.

    Love to all,

    Randall Frye
    Laurens, South Carolina

  2. We regret that we are unable to be with you at this time but please know that you remain in our thoughts and prayers. We treasure our memories of Shorty and pray that God will replace your sadness with peace.

  3. May the lord be with you in this time of sorrow.Our deepest sympathies to all. Rejoice in the loving memories and may peace be with you….

  4. Dear Barbara, Harold and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We’re praying that you will feel God’s loving presence as He enfolds you with His love, comfort and peace. Words cannot convey our heartfelt sympathy for you, your mother and family. May it comfort you to know he’s not in pain anymore, but will have a new body. Because both of fathers and our son are with the Lord, we know what you are going through; but it just makes Heaven nearer and dearer. What a joy and assurance to know our loved ones are worshipping at the feet of Jesus waiting for us to join them one day soon. What a reunion that will be! Thank God for all your wonderful memories of him and cherish them. We sorrow not as those who have no hope.

    Love and prayers,

    Jim and Carol

    ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever; for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.’ Isaiah 26:3,4

  5. Dearest Ruth and Family,
    Our Prayers, thoughts and Love are with you at this time.
    Shorty is finally out of pain and safely in the arms of our Lord.
    Love, Jim & Carolyn

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