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Maxine Chilton Welch

September 20, 1929 — February 25, 2024


Frances Maxine Welch passed away on February 25, 2024 at the home of her son, Mark Welch in Mt. Croghan, SC.

Maxine was the only daughter of Tom and Lola Chilton of Bennett. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and husband of 67 years, Joseph “Ted” Welch.

She is survived by her son Mark Welch and his wife Julie Welch, of Mt. Croghan and her son Van Welch and his wife Donna Redmon, of Bennett.

Everyone called her by her middle name, Maxine, and Ted just called her “Mac”. Maxine and Ted were a devoted couple their entire marriage. They made a strong team that raised their family with love and strong values and contributed to the Bennett community with leadership when called for and yeoman’s labor when it was required.

Maxine was a proud member of Bennett Baptist Church for over 50 years and at her passing was the oldest living member.

Christmas was Maxine’s favorite time of year. There wasn’t a nook of her house that wasn’t decorated with tinsel, wreaths or some Christmas ornament. She always made it a special occasion for the entire family. Maxine also had many hobbies including painting, yard sales, and pottery collecting.

Funeral services will be held at Bennett Baptist Church on Thursday, February 29th at 2:00 PM and will be presided over by Rev. Dr. Jason Whitehurst and John Phillips. The church will be open for viewing from 1:00 PM until 1:45 PM that day. The family will be available in the Narthex during that time. In lieu of flowers, it is requested donations be made to the Bennett Baptist Cemetery Care Fund, P.O. Box 213, Bennett, NC 27208.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 29, 2024

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Bennett Baptist Church Narthex

, Bennett, NC 27208

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 29, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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