Services scheduled for former Thomson football coach

Luther Welsh
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

MCDUFFIE COUNTY -- Services for former Thomson High School coach Luther Welsh have been scheduled, according to the McDuffie County school system.

The visitation is Friday at Beggs Funeral Home in Thomson from 6 to 9 p.m.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Thomson High auditorium.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in St. Charles, S.C.

McDuffie County school superintendent Jim LeBrun sent out the schedule of services in an email Thursday afternoon. In that email LeBrun called coach Welsh "a fixture on the sidelines." He also said the coach and his late wife Ann will both be "deeply missed."

The 79-year-old former coach died Thursday morning at Augusta's University hospital. His wife Ann died earlier this month.