Hollis Welch

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Funeral service for Hollis Welch, 87, will be Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Williams, with the Rev. Chris Thomas and the Rev. Bob McLeod officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church tonight from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Mr. Welch went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Welch, of the Williams Community; two daughters, Debra "Deb" (Randy) Hicks and Jill (Ty) Green, all of the Williams Community; five grandchildren, Misty Dodd, Amber (Wayne) Thomason, Justin Hicks, Jake (Courtney) Green and Hunter Green, all of the Williams Community; two great-grandsons, Cody and Dalton Dodd, of Alexandria; two sisters, Jean (David) Jenkins, of the Williams Community and Lou (Winston) Williams, of Hokes Bluff; three brothers, James (Joan) Welch, of Marietta, Ga., Kenneth (Rosemary) Welch, of Anniston and Larry Welch, of the Williams Community and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons, Justin Hicks, Jake Green, Hunter Green, Wayne Thomason, Cody Dodd and Dalton Dodd. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his 1969-1970, Junior High basketball team from Williams School and members of all men's and women's teams that he coached over the years. Mr. Welch was a member of the First Baptist Church of Williams and the US Marine Corp where he served his country in the Korean War. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved sports of all kinds, especially involving his beloved team, Auburn. WAR EAGLE! During his working career, Mr. Welch volunteered his spare time when he was not at the Union Foundry, coaching basketball. This became a passion for him throughout his life, being able to help children and provide them with a fun and safe environment. Mr. Welch was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a pillar in the Williams Community and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Welch was preceded in death by his parents, Ed Monroe and Lillie Mae Green Welch and four brothers, Edward, Oscar, Louie and Douglas Welch. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his caregiver, Adrienne Nunnally, Amedysis Hospice and Amedysis Home Health for their continued support and loving care. Online condolences to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on July 10, 2015
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