Coach Luther L. Welsh (THOMSON, Ga.)

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THOMSON, Ga. - Coach Luther L. Welsh, 79, died July 14, 2011 after a battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of the late Anne Reed Welsh. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Thomson High School Auditorium with Revs. John Barnes and Bernard Grant officiating. An additional funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, St. Charles, SC with Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Survivors include his daughters, Andrea Welsh Gay of Thomson, GA, Lucia Welsh Coker of Turbeville, SC; grandchildren, Taylor Gay, Tanner Gay, Reed Coker, Zac Coker; sister, Carole Welsh Barrineau of Lake City, SC; brothers, Josey D. Welsh and wife, Pat of Belvedere, SC and Thomas S. Welsh and wife, Judy of Harbor Island, SC. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Thomson, Georgia, Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in St. Charles, SC or to the Thomson Athletic Booster Club, Thomson, GA. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2011 at the funeral home. Please visit BeggsFuneralHome.com for additional obituary information or to sign the family's personal guest book. Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, NE, Thomson, Georgia 706/595-4100. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com/obits

The Augusta Chronicle-July 15, 2011


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