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Funeral services for Lynda Bennett Welch, 71, of Grand Saline, were held Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at White Rose Cemetery.

She passed away June 1, 2019, in Tyler.

She was born Jan. 31, 1948, to Bertha Fridell and the late, W.C. “Joe” Bennett.

She married Sammy Dean Welch Nov. 9, 1962, in the Lawrence Community of Terrell. They moved to Rockwall for a short time before making their home in Edgewood, where they raised their children, Rhonda, Cindy, Michael and Joey. They later settled in Van.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of God in Edgewood.

She is preceded in death by her father, W.C. “Joe” Bennett; mother, Bertha Fridell; as well as, her husband Sammy Dean Welch; brothers, James Ray Bennett and Larry Don Bennett; sister-in-law, Sandra Campbell; brothers-in-law, Speedy Meister, Harold Musick, A.B. Campbell, Gaither McBride and wife, Sue, Harry Woodall and Charles Ray Tull and wife, Marie; and nephews, George Dotson and Billy James Hawkins.

She is survived by her children, Rhonda Cranford (Sean Jackson) of Addison, Cindy Platt (Jack) of Justin, Micheal Welch (Ebby) of Van, and Joey Welch (Virginia) of Van; sister, JoAnn Woodall of Mesa, Ariz.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Welch (Edith) of Cedar Creek, Danny Welch (Robin) of Connecticut, Geneva Campbell of Edgewood, Judy Meister of Edgewood and Allen Campbell of Cedar Creek; grandchildren, Samantha Sustaita (Deric), Teresa Cook ( Mitchell), Kari Smith, Joshua Monk (Ashley), Amber Munn (Terry), Heather Welch ( Chris), Zackary Rose, Brittany Price (Nick) and Kaci Welch; 15 great grandchildren; close friends, Shea Hartley and Jesse Cranford; and many other relatives and friends.