Ann Garland Welch
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MANY, LA - Ann Garland Welch,84, passed away on May 16, 2014, after living a rich and blessed life defined by faith, family and friends. She was born on January 5, 1930, in Shreveport, Louisiana, and was the daughter of the late John D. Garland, Sr. and Georgialee Morris Garland. At the time of her death, Ann was a resident of Many, Louisiana. She was an active member of the Toledo Bend Church of Christ, the Toledo Bend Lake Association and the Toledo Bend Wildflower Club.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas H. Welch, Sr.; her daughter, Melanie Ann Collins of Fort Worth, Texas; her son, Thomas H. Welch, Jr. and wife Sally Welch of Austin, Texas; her son-in-law, Stanley Eugene Smithey; six grandchildren: Heather Michelle McGee and husband Mac, Allision Renae Stevens and husband Courtney, Ashley Denise Grammer and husband Stephen, Ryan Thomas Smithey and wife Priscilla, Georgialee Lucile Welch and Lillian Mays Welch; ten great-grandchildren; and brother, John D. Garland, Jr. of Haughton, Louisiana.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, May 19, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, Haughton, Louisiana. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 20, at the Toledo Bend Church of Christ, 30361 Hwy 191, Many, Louisiana, with graveside devotional at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, May 20, at Haughton Cemetery, Haughton, Louisiana. Services will be officiated by minister James Tidwell and grandson, Ryan Smithey.
In lieu of flowers, honorary donations may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
You may offer condolences and sign the on-line guest book by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.
Published in Shreveport Times on May 18, 2014