Funeral services for Mrs. Roma Laughter Welch, 98, of
Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, January 24,
2015, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Welch Cemetery in the
New Salem community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 A.M. until
time of services at the funeral home.
She passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the
Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro, TN.
She was born June 27, 1916, in Tom, Oklahoma, to the late
William Hariam Spillman and Nettie Lenora Edwards Spillman.
She was married to the late James T. Welch, who passed away
on March 4, 1983. She was a homemaker, and a member of the
Gainesboro First Baptist Church.
In addition to her Husband and Parents, she was preceded in
death by the Father of Her Children: John Pershing Laughter,
Sr.; 4 Sons: John Pershing Laughter, Jr., Jessie William
Laughter, George Welch, and James Welch; 1 Grandson: John
Pershing Laughter III; 1 Brother and 6 Sisters.
Survivors include 1 Sons: Jackie Lee Laughter of
Gainesboro, TN; 3 Daughters: Shirley Ann Webb of Atwater,
California, Betty Hopkins of Cookeville, TN, and Mattie Spurlock
of California; and 2 Brothers: Walter Edward Spillman of
Denison, Texas and John Howard Spillman of Pottsboro, Texas.
Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great
grandchildren also survive.
Rev. Kelly Stockton will officiate at the services.
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