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May 31, 1942—May 8, 2015 Mary Lou Roach, 72, of Crossville, passed away May 8, 2015, at her home. She was born May 31, 1942, in Crossville, the daughter of the late James and mary Ann (Miller) Welch. Mary Lou was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, James Roach of Crossville; daughters, Mary Ellen Bowman and Martha Pelfrey (Tim) of Crossville; grandchildren, Justin and Dexter Pelfrey of Crossville; great-grandchildren, Wade, Caroline and Aubrey Pelfrey of Crossville; brother, Robert Paul Welch of Crossville; and sister, Martha Davis of Crossville. In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Addilyn Pelfrey; and brother, James Thomas Welch. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home May 12, with Bro. Harold Qualls Jr. and Bro. Eddie Davis officiating. Interment was in Woody Cemetery. Pallbearers were Justin, Dexter and Tim Pelfrey, Charlie Bowman, Jimmy Lewis and Jackie Davis. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  May 12, 2015
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