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Mary Sue Welch

April 16, 1937 - June 7, 2019
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Funeral service for Mary Sue Mitchell Welch, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Sue was born on April 16, 1937 in Fayetteville, TN. She was a graduate of Fayetteville Central High School. Mrs. Welch worked as a Farmer, was an Administration Assistant with the Department of Defense, and worked as a tax preparer with H & R Block. Sue made sure to stay busy, she served on the Board of Directors with Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, and AgriBank. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and worked with the 4-H Club of Lincoln County. Mrs. Welch also served on the board of the Lincoln County Fair Association, the Lincoln County Planning Commission, and was Chairman of the Board with Rose Hill Cemetery Association. Sue passed away on June 7, 2019 at her residence.

Survivors include her son, Jefferson (Jennifer) Welch of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Phylis Welch of Gainesville, FL, grandchildren, Jessica (Michael) Shell, Amanda (Brad) Olshenske, Trey Welch, Brendan Helt, and Jeramie Welch; and great-grandson, Benjamin Shell, and Alexander Shell. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, George Bomar and Bessie Sylvester Kent Mitchell-Bomar; husband, Philip Welch; and a brother, James Henry Mitchell.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or the Tennessee 4-H Foundation, at

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Mary Sue Mitchell Welch.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: June 11, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: June 12, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM