James Irvin Welch, 69, of Cherokee passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2011 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital. He was the son of the late Irvin Welch and Edith Rogers Welch.
He is survived by a son, Kevin Welch of Newport News, Virginia; his mother, Edith W. Hooper; and a brother Eddie Welch of Cherokee.
The service was held on Tuesday December 27, 2011 at the Long House Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dan Conseen officiating.
An online memorial book is available at www.longhousefuneralhome.com.