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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 16, 2013

Lawyer and minister Alonzo D. Welch died Sunday (July 14) at age 95. A native of Mississippi and a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Welch later attended and taught at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He also was a long-time minister in the Churches of Christ, serving full-time at churches in Memphis and Nashville. Following many years of ministry, Welch established several charitable organizations including the Mississippi Christian Foundation, Sunnybrook Children’s Home, Natchez Trace Academy and Sunset Hill retirement facility. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson, Miss. A memorial service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Meadowbrook Church of Christ, also in Jackson.