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Elsie Welch


Elsie Welch, 59, of West Point, passed away at 10:50 a.m. at her home on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.
She was born April 8, 1950, in Welch, W. Va., to Franice E. and Zonna R. (Bell) Watkins.
She married Roger Welch Aug. 8, 1988, in Timewell, Va. He survives.
 She is also survived by five children, Laban E. Board, Nathan E. Board, Michelle McGruden, Tonya Abbey and Troy Welch; seven grandchildren, Josh, Danielle and Gabrielle Board, Kayann and Roger Abbey and James E. and Nathan E. Board, Jr.; one great granddaughter, Alisiana; one sister, Zonna (Les) Chapin; one brother, Orban (Julie) Smith; two brothers-in-law, Howard Stratton and Jim Adams; and many nieces and nephews.
She was a homemaker and had lived in West Point since 1990. She was a wonderful person that went out of her way to help others. If there were more people like her, this world would be a better place.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 at Printy Funeral Home, in Carthage with burial following in West Point Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.

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