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Obituary: Robert Welch, North Vernon


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Robert Abner Welch, 92, of North Vernon, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013 at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital.

Survivors include his son, John (Lois) Welch of Clinton, Iowa; and his daughter, Mary (Gary) Gardner of Mesa, Ariz.; step-children, J.R. (Lillian) Combs of Duffield, Va., Archie (Johnnie) Combs of Rose Hull, Va., Russell (Teresa) Ellis of North Vernon, Glenda (Ken) Hedges of Aguanga, Calif. and Pamela Ellis of Indianapolis, Stephanie (Glenn) Wheeler of Knoxville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Pearl Brock Welch and Diana Blackford Welch; and a daughter, Susan Jane Welch.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and from noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, Virginia.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society.

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