PEARL E. WELCH | The Summer Item


MANNING – Pearl E. Welch, 86, wife of V. Donald Welch, died Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital.

Born October 15, 1935 in Florence County, she was the daughter of the late Harmon Buddy Windham and the late Fannie Blackmon Windham. She was a member of the New Testament Lighthouse Church and retired from Campbell Soup Co.

Survivors include her 68-year-old husband; three daughters, Patricia Ann Nelson of Sumter, Barbara Ann Williams of Manning and Debbie Ann Carraway (Dale DuBose) of Sumter; eight grandchildren, Chrystal Owens, Matthew Nelson, Anthony Nelson, Casey Bryan, Candice Carraway, Kaitlyn Carraway, DJ Carraway and Brandi Huggins; 21 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Miriam Baker, Kathy Sharpe, Betsy Tauzin and Pat Fletcher; and a brother, Dexter Windham.

She was predeceased by brothers, Harmon Windham, David Windham, Thomas Windham, Billy Windham and Jerry Windham.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home with Reverend Mary Watford and Reverend Jim Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Dale DuBose, Jessie Baker, DJ Carraway, Matthew Nelson, Anthony Nelson and Jamie Bryan.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made at New Testament Lighthouse Church, 7 Coleman St., Sumter, SC 29153.

Arrangements are being made by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter.


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