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July 1, 1920 –  July 10, 2013  WHITESBORO ? Funeral services for Emma Lenora Welch, 93, will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, Texas with Rev. Mike Flanagan officiating. Interment will follow the services at New Rest Haven Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas with Rev. Rick Carney officiating. All service arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro, Texas. Visitation services will be held on Friday, July 12, from 6:00 ? 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Lenora was born on July 1, 1920 to James W. and Emma M. (Gross) Davis in Myra, Texas. She married Charley Lee Welch on July 4, 1937. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, Texas, and she loved her church. Lenora was an avid reader with an extensive book collection. She enjoyed making lye soap, working crossword puzzles and cryptoquotes. Lenora had a long, successful nursing career as an Intensive Care Unit nurse at Sherman Community Hospital and Medical Plaza of Sherman.
She is survived by her sons: William Welch and his wife, Sharron, of Whitesboro, TX; and John W. Welch and his wife, Connie, of Keller, TX; six grandchildren: Jeff Welch, Michelle Welch, Timothy Welch, Tammy Voyles, Andy Welch and Laurie Welch; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and her daughter-in-law, Linda Welch.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Emma Davis; her husband, Charley Welch; her son, James Thomas Welch; and her grandsons: Ronnie Welch and David Welch; and her siblings.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Home Hospice of Grayson County, 505 W. Center Street, Sherman, TX 75090; Home Hospice of Cooke County P. O. Box 936, Gainesville, TX 76241; Whitesboro Public Library, 308 West Main Street, Whitesboro, TX 76273; or First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, 124 Center Street, Whitesboro, TX 76273.
The pallbearers will be Tim Welch, Andy Welch, Frank Aldridge, Ronnie Raney, J. A. Hughes, Mark Coulson, Tommy Ellis and Gene Young. The honorary pallbearers will be Cecil (Jay) Welch, David Jones, Bobby Jones, Bob Garvin and Robert Garvin.