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Elouise Seay Welch

May 12, 1937 December 26, 2017
Elouise Seay Welch
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Obituary for Elouise Seay Welch

HILLSBOROUGH: On May 12, 1937 a star was born in Covington, VA, Elouise Seay Welch. On December 26, 2017, an angel received her wings and took flight into the heavens with her loved ones by her side to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Elouise will always be remembered for being a social butterfly, who never met a stranger, always had room for more at her gatherings. She will also be remembered for her flare for fashion and decorating. Everyone who came in contract with her commented on her infectious smile and beautiful eyes.

Elouise was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1954 and then graduated from Bazzrea Business College in Covington. She was a member of Palmers Grove United Methodist Church. She retired from UNC Chapel Hill as an Administrative Assistant.

Ms. Welch is survived by her daughters, Tammy Welch Ray (Randy) of Durham, Pamela Welch of Timberlake; grandson, Derrick Welch (Stephanie) of Hillsborough; great-granddaughter, Olivia Welch of Hillsborough; brother, Bertrand Seay (Nancy) of Covington, VA; and sister-in-law, Karen Welch Rider (Dennis) of Salem, VA and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Raymond Seay and Pearl West Seay and her loving husband of 53 years, Howard Wayne Welch.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Duke Hospice and her caregiver, Joyce Beasley for the wonderful care they provided to Elouise.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, December 29 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, December 30th at New Sharon United Methodist Church in Hillsborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palmers Grove United Methodist Church, 1211 Palmers Grove Church Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 or New Sharon United Methodist Church, 1601 New Sharon Church Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Hillsborough. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM 12/29/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/29/2017 8:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Memorial Service




2:00 PM 12/30/2017 2:00:00 PM
New Sharon United Methodist Church

1601 New Sharon Church Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278

New Sharon United Methodist Church
1601 New Sharon Church Rd Hillsborough 27278 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

New Sharon United Methodist Church

1601 New Sharon Church Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Palmer's Grove United Methodist Church

1211 Palmer's Grove Church Road
Hillsborough, NC

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