Alice Joan Welch, 87, widow of Willard Jackson Welch, died on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at her home.

Born in New Zion, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Sudie Baird DuBose. Mrs. Welch was a member of New Zion Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Willard Jackson Welch Jr. (Debra); a daughter, Wanda Brown (Bernie); a sister-in-law, Marsha Charpia; seven grandchildren, Trey Welch, Tonya Banks, Allison Florence, Crystal Garcia, Krystal Welch, Amanda Welch and Jeffery Alkire; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ernest Milton Welch; three brothers, Joe DuBose, Linwood DuBose and Leslie DuBose; and five sisters, Tiny Brown, Azalee Welch, Ann Green, Helen Buddin and Sarah Driggers.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery with the Rev. Ryan Glosson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Banks, Justin Barnes, Jimmy Lovelace, William Rhoney, Darin Mowery, Jordan Crosby and Dustin Brown.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 41 Vining Road.

Memorials may be made to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospice, 500 Pinewood Road, Suite 2, Sumter, SC 29154.

Online condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.