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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