Hiram Welch

Hiram Welch, 71, Dies; Rites To Be Monday  
Hiram Welch, 71, of Bakewell, son of the late Jim and Nancy Hughes Welch, pioneer settlers of north Hamilton County, died in a local hospital Saturday morning.
      He was a former Marine and was a poultry farmer of Bakewell.  He was a member of the Bakewell Federated Church and also a member of the church's board.
      He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Green Welch, Bakewell; four sons, Robert Welch, Soddy; Herbert Welch, Sale Creek; Ronald and Donald Welch, both of Bakewell; one daughter, Mrs. O. A. James, Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Mrs. Carl Hickman, Soddy; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. from the Bakewell Federated Church conducted by the Rev. Ray Parker.
      Interment will be in Coleman Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, Soddy-Daisy.Died 5/16/1970

Submitted by Susan Kendall