Born 10-23-1913 - Died 11-13-2001
Hazel Irene Welch, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark. died Nov. 13, 2001 at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Oct. 23, 1913 in Ash Flat to William Oscar and Vira Garner Evans. She was married to Scott Godwin Welch on Aug. 31, 1935 and was married over 50 years. They made Ash Flat their home She was a homemaker and a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ.Survivors include two sons, Wayburn Welch of Ash Flat and Dale and wife, Pat Welch of Sparta, Mo.; one daughter, Betty and husband, Danny Garwood of Melbourne, Ark.; six grandchildren, Veronda Welch, Cary and Kim Welch, Scott and Jo Garwood, Evan and Vicki Welch, and Brad and Robyn Welch; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, W. O. and Betty Evans of Fort Smith, Ark., and Lehman and Geraldine Evans of Ash Flat; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother and two sisters.Services were Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Ash Flat Church of Christ with Jack Richardson officiating. Burial was in the Baker Cemetery in Izard County with arrangements under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland, Ark.Pallbearers were Cary Welch, Brad Welch, Scott Garwood, Tim Garwood, Evan Welch and Fred Goodwin.Memorials can be made to the Church of Christ Children's Home in Paragould, Ark.