ETHELSVILLE, Ala. — John Douglas Welch, 86, died Sept. 25, 2013, at his residence. Services were Saturday at Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chester Shaw officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Welch was born Aug. 9, 1927, in Millport, Ala., to the late Louis Columbus and Minnie Lee Hydrick Welch. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was formerly employed as a purchasing agent. He was a member of Andrews Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Emily Welch of Ethelsville.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on September 29, 2013
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