BELL CITY - Mary Welker, 79, died Jan. 1, 2007, at her home near Bell City.
Born Feb. 5, 1927, to the late William B. and Eartie Hammond Henson, she had lived most of her life near Bell City, where she was a homemaker and a member of the Life Tabernacle Church.
On April 29, 1967, at Oran, she married Bill Welker, who survives of Bell City.
Other survivors include: one son, Jimmie L. Henson of Oran; two daughters, Shirley A. McClard and Sharon K. Elliott of Jackson; one brother, Samuel Henson of Advance; and 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-
She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Ed Carter of Oran will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery near Aquilla.