Mrs. Marie Barnes Welch

Mrs. Marie Barnes Welch went home to the healing presence of her Lord Monday, July 17, 2017.

She was born in Ellijay Dec. 1, 1946, to the late Harley and Ruby Barnes.

She graduated from Gilmer High School in 1964 and worked as an executive assistant, a legal secretary, and helped her husband, Charles, run their insurance agency in Cumming.

She resided in Cumming most of her adult life and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, and truly loved the people of Forsyth County.

She is preceded in death by husband, Charles F. Welch Sr.; son, Justin Barnes Welch; brothers James (Jimmy) Harley Barnes and William (Billy) Carter Barnes; sister-in-law, Gayron Marshall Barnes; and brother-in-law, J.W. Holloway.

She is survived by son, Charles (Chuck) F. Welch Jr., wife Renee, grandson, Charlie Welch (the light of her life); sister, Elizabeth Barnes Holloway; brother-in-law and sister, Ted and Brenda Barnes Jones; sister-in-law, Elspeth Welch Ross; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.

Marie’s grace and gentle spirit of loving kindness will always live on in the hearts of all who loved her.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Cumming with Dr. Bob Jolly officiating. Interment was in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

Donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 3152 Little Road, Suite 146, Trinity, FL 34655.

Condolences can be made at

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006