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August 5, 1925 - July 9, 2018
Lillian Wright Welch 92, of Paris, died at 1:42 AM, Monday, July 9, 2018 at her home. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in the open air chapel at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. Family and friends will gather beginning at 9:30 AM prior to the service at the cemetery. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Lillian was born August 5, 1925 in the Caviness Community of Lamar County to Charles Ernest and Minnie Holding Wright. She graduated from Paris High School in 1942 and married Roy Moody Welch on February 25, 1945 in Lancaster, Texas at the home of Dr. W.M. Wright, former pastor of First Baptist Church. Mr. Welch died February 10, 2011. She and Mr. Welch built the family business, Welch Art Company, from its beginning in 1964. Her most important role in life was that of homemaker for her husband and three children. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her three children, Diane Welch McFadden of Paris, Roy Thomas “Tommy” Welch of Dallas, and Mark Edward Welch and wife, Dianna of Paris; four grandchildren, Terry Lynn McFadden, Jon Patrick McFadden and wife, DeLana, Lindsay Diane McCarter and husband, Michael, all of Paris, and Mark Ryan Welch and wife, Lacey of Keller, Texas; and six great-grandchildren, Kira Jonae McFadden, Julia Del McFadden, Kaitlyn Duree McCarter, Aubrie Grace McCarter, Emma Ryan McCarter, all of Paris, and Ridley Hankins Welch of Keller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Moody Welch; her parents, Ernest & Minnie Wright; her brother, Charles Thomas Wright; a baby sister, Bettie Ruth Wright; and her son-in-law, Jerry Wayne McFadden.
Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home- Paris
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