Tina Lawson Welch

Died: Sun., Feb. 14, 2010


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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Tina Lawson Welch, age 88, of Kite, GA on Sunday, February 14, 2010, at the Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness.
 
Funeral services are Wednesday, February 17th, at 11 AM in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder J. Lindy Webb, Jr. and Elder Will Martin officiating.
 
Interment will be in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery.
 
Mrs. Welch will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
 
The family will receive friends at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 5 - 8 PM.
 
Pallbearers are nephews: Doyle Kersey, Wayne Kersey, Wessie Flanders, Alfred Riner, Hollis Riner, Ray Thompson, Al Lawson, Sr., Ricky Henry, Jay Lawson, Jim Lawson, Dorsey Flanders, Jr., Don Flanders and Danny Harrison.
 
Mrs. Welch was a native of Emanuel County and retired in 1984 with the US Department of Agriculture after 27 years of service. She was employed by the Emanuel County Extension Office and was involved in all areas of the 4-H Cub activities. She was instrumental in getting the 4-H Club House moved, renovated and named Varner 4-H Center. She also helped establish the Sue Stanford 4-H Kitchen. She was a member of the Emanuel County Farm Bureau, and Swainsboro Farm Bureau where she had held offices. She also held the offices of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer of the Emanuel County Volunteer Leaders and served as secretary of the 4-H Foundation. In 2000, she was the first woman named Farm Bureau Woman of the Year.
 
She was a charter member of the Emanuel County Pilot Club, member of the Emanuel County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and was a member of the Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society. She was named Woman of the Year for Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in 1995; Queen of Hearts for Emanuel County Association in 1996. She had been a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church since 1977 and was chairperson for Emanuel County Cancer Society for Sardis Church Community.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. A. “Bill” Welch, parents, A. W. and Rosa Screws Lawson, a grandson, Matthew H. Anders, a son-in-law: Chris Moore and a daughter-in-law, Lee A. Martin. Also preceded in death were sisters; Nona Belle Lamb, Sallie Lee Riner, Lucille Smith, Bertha Riner and Georgia Lawson and brothers; Alton B. Lawson and Carl Lawson.
 
 
Survivors Include:
 
Two Daughters and One Son-In-Law: Bonnie Rose and Talmadge Smith of Kite, GA and Laura W. Moore of Kite, GA
 
Two Sons and One Daughter-In-Law: John L. Martin of Swainsboro, GA and Harry and Deborah Martin of Kite, GA
 
One Sister: Ethlyn Harrison of Kite, GA
 
9 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren
 
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Deborah Martin, 1304 Wes Lawson Rd., Kite, GA 31049 or the Emanuel County 4-H Foundation, P O Box 770, Swainsboro, GA 30401
 
Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com
 
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Tina Lawson Welch of Kite, GA
 
 
 
 

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Hollis AND Dorothy Gibson
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
We are very sorry to here of your great loss.We loved Mrs Tina .She was a very sweet lady.She will surely be miss by all.she live a long life here,with herfamily.Our prayers are with you during this time.We know her chidren stood by thier Mother ,you have that to be thankful for.L ove you all. Hollis and dorothy nell

Ellen Rowland
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours!
Ellen & Mike Rowland
and
Denny, Alison & Bryson Barrett

Billy and Mary Cooler
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Your mother and mine were such good friends and shared many, many good times. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Brandi Hudson
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
Your family is in our thoughts and prayes. I know she was a huge part of your family and will she will be missed. I also know that she left you all with great memories.

ROBIN MULROONEY
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL DURING THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME. MA TINY WAS A JOY TO US ALL. SHE WILL BE SADLY MISSED. HER FAMILY AND THOSE OF US THAT SHE INCLUDED AS HER FAMILY WERE VERY IMPORTANT TO HER. I AM BLESSED TO KNOW THAT WE ALL HAVE ANOTHER GUARDIAN ANGEL TO LOOK OVER US.

Sue Murphy
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
We are sorry to learn of your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Jimmy and Sue Murphy

Harold and Linda Gillespie
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
We felt like we all knew Ma Tina--she was a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Angelia Wren
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
We send our prayers and we will sure miss Ms. Tiny, Emanuel Medical Center Dietary Department. Also Gail and Billy Thompson , Keith and Penny Thompson,

Ralph Cowart
   Posted Wed February 17, 2010
Bonnie Rose and family,

So sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers and continue to be very dear to me, I pray that time gives you peace and your strong faith will bring you through.

All my Love,

Ralph Cowart

Virginia Cumbee Britt
   Posted Wed February 17, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time of great sorrow. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories of such a beautiful lady, inside and out.