Marie Barnes Welch

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Marie Barnes Welch, went home to the healing presence of her Lord Monday, July 17, 2017.
She was born in Ellijay, Dec. 1, 1946, to the late Harley and Ruby Barnes. She graduated from Gilmer High School in 1964 and worked as an Executive Assistant, a Legal Secretary and helped her husband, Charles, run their insurance agency in Cumming. Marie resided in Cumming most of her adult life, was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, and truly loved the people of Forsyth County.
Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Welch Sr.; her son, Justin Barnes Welch; brothers, James (Jimmy) Harley Barnes, and William (Billy) Carter Barnes; sister-in-law, Gayron Marshall Barnes; and brother-in-law, J.W. Holloway.
She is survived by her son, Charles "Chuck" (Renee) F. Welch Jr.; their grandson, Charlie Welch (the light of her life); sister, Elizabeth Barnes Holloway; brother-in-law and sister, Ted and Brenda Barnes Jones; her sister-in-law, Elspeth Welch Ross; as well as many dearly loved nieces and nephews.
Marie's grace and gentle spirit of loving kindness will always live on in the hearts of all who loved her.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 21, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Jolly officiating. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 3152 Little Road, Suite 146, Trinity, FL. 34655.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from July 20 to July 22, 2017