Betty Joyce McCarley Welch – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Betty Joyce McCarley Welch, 78, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Glenwood Healthcare, Florence, Al. She was born January 16, 1934 in Hodges, Al. She was secretary to the Tax Assessor in Lake County, Il. for 25 years.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at Holly Springs Cemetery, Atwood, Al. with Dr. Richard Welch and Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her children – Richard D. Welch (Karon) Anderson, Al., Regina Welch Tyra, Zion, Il. and Rhonda Welch Clark, Necedah, Wi.; her siblings – Kathrin McCarley Nichols, Nina McCarley Senter, Jerry W. McCarley, Lovetta McCarley Ashe and Harold B. McCarley; grandchildren – Russell Welch (Jennifer), Daryl Welch (Valerie), Kyle Tyra, Nicole Tyra, Chris Clark and Danny Clark; six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.C. Welch, her parents, Isom Bradford McCarley and Hazel Adlee West McCarley, her brothers, Bobby A. McCarley, Sr., Isom Edward McCarley, Don C. McCarley and Lurie Gean McCarley.

Pallbearers will be Harold McCarley, Russell Welch, Kyle Tyra, Billy Nichols, Jeremy McCarley and Jerry McCarley.

Visitation will be 11a.m.-12 noon on Thursday, November 8, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International ( to place Bibles in Mrs. Welch’s memory.

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