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Mrs. Frances Anne Reed Welsh

THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances Anne Reed Welsh, 69, died July 7, 2011, after a battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Luther L. Welsh. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church with the Revs. John Barnes and Bernard Grant officiating. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at the Mount Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Mrs. Welsh was born in Sumter, S.C., and was the daughter of the late Herman Collier Reed and the late Frances Cross Reed. She was a devoted mother and was a dedicated fan of her husband's coaching career for 50 years. The Thomson High School Booster Club honored her in 2006 as the First Lady of Thomson High School Football. Mrs. Welsh was a retired administrative assistant with Child Support Recovery and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Thomson. Survivors include her husband, Luther L. Welsh of Thomson; daughters, Andrea Welsh Gay of Thomson, and Lucia Welsh Coker of Turbeville, S.C.; grandchildren, Taylor Gay, Tanner Gay, Reed Coker, and Zac Coker; sister-in-law, Carole Welsh Barrineau of Lake City, S.C.; brothers-in-law, Josey D. Welsh and wife, Pat of Belvedere, S.C., and Thomas S. Welsh and wife, Judy of St. Helena, S.C. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dr. Hetal Thakore, Dr. Mac Bowman, Dr. Mark Keaton, Dr. Ian Herskowitz, Dr. Randy Cooper, Dr. Watts, Kelli Roberson, Elizabeth Lowe, Josey Welsh and Pat Welsh for their care and support. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Thomson, Mount Zion Presbyterian Church in St. Charles, S.C., or to the Thomson Athletic Booster Club.

Web posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011

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