Luna Welch

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GASTONIA - Luna Bell Welch, 80, went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2013, at Robin Johnson Gaston Hospice House.

She was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Cummings , Ga., to the late Oscar Hall and the late Zadie Bennett Beavers.

Luna Bell was a loving wife of 59 years to Frank Welch, and to this union two children were born. She was dedicated to being a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Welch was a charter member of Chapel Grove Baptist Church of Gastonia. Luna Bell had a great sense of humor and loved to make everyone laugh. She had a passion for sewing, gardening, and making beautiful flower arrangements. She loved going to the beach and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Hugh, Frank, Paul, Ivan and Ervin; sisters, Bet, Polly, Jane and Gladdis; best friend, Eva.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband Frank Welch; son, Stanley Welch and wife Martha; daughter, Linda Ledford and husband Ronnie, all of Gastonia; brother, Luther Hall and wife Kathy, of Edgemoor, S.C.; grandchildren, Stacey and Billy Welch of Gastonia; Krystal De-Bruler and husband Mark of Shelby, Josh Ledford and wife Melissa, of Gastonia, Drew Gunn, of Charlotte, Randolph Gunn, of Horry County, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Britney and Taylor McVay, and Aaron Ledford, all of Gastonia; sisters-in-law, Lois Haskin, of Gastonia; Francis Hall, of Dacula, Ga.; Sarah Hall, of Burlington, Vivian Hall, of V.A.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the Robin Johnson Gaston Hospice House for providing excellent service to Luna Bell and the family.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia, 700 South New Hope Road, Gastonia.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Grove Baptist Church, 716 Camp Rotary Road, Gastonia, officiated by
the Revs. Roger Overton and Mike Johnson.

Burial will be at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Robin Johnson Gaston Hospice House, c/o Gaston Hospice P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Condolences may be sent online to

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Welch family.
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McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 2, 2013
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