Helen “Lovene” McElveen Welch

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Funeral services for Helen “Lovene” McElveen Welch, 93, of Anacoco, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Good Hope Baptist Church in Anacoco. The Rev. Sherman Busby, Rev. Bill Russell and Rev. Milton Rawles officiated. Burial followed in the Good Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation was held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, from 5 p.m. until time of service in the church. Helen, the daughter of Coke P. and Edie McElveen was born May 27, 1920, in Anacoco. She passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Leesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence Welch; daughter Norma Combs and step grandson, Brent Chance. She survived by granddaughter, Leah Fenne of Leesville; step-granddaughter, Rene’ & Jerry Neal of Marshall, Texas; sister, Melba & Earl Smith and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Words of comfort may be expressed to the Welch Family at www.labbymemorial.com  
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