Joan Welch Hedrick, 80, wife of Walter R. Hedrick, died on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at her home in Sumter.
Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late John Howard Welch and Eva Nesbitt Welch. Mrs. Hedrick was a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Carol H. Ardis (Wendell Ardis) of Sumter and Brenda H. Huggins (Marion E. Huggins) of Lynchburg; three grandchildren, Ashley A. Ferguson (Chase M. Ferguson), Brittany H. Lowder (Raleigh Lowder) and Austin C. Huggins; and a great-granddaughter, Laney Ann Lowder.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James H. Welch, Charles E. Welch and John R. Welch; and four sisters, Lillie Mae Felder, Orie Elizabeth Welch, Ruby Watts and Iva Nell Bradham.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Paul Howell and the Rev. James McElveen officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Austin Huggins, Luke Miles, Steve Felder, Lynn Felder, Ricky Webster and Todd Welch.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at 1345 Walcora Drive, Sumter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2609 McCrays Mill Road, Sumter, SC 29154.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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