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Originally published: 2013-10-01 08:17:10
Last modified: 2013-10-01 10:24:37

Juanita Welch Wortman

Mrs. Juanita Holtsclaw Welch Wortman, 92, of Sunny Hill Lane, Deep Gap, passed away Saturday afternoon Sept. 28, 2013, at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living.

Born Jan. 6, 1921, in Carter County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late R. D. and Sallie Ferguson Holtsclaw. Juanita was a member of Gap Creek Baptist Church. She was formerly a short order cook at Stamey's.

She is survived by four children, Janice Paulette Robbins and husband, Tommy, of Deep Gap, Paul Oakley Welch Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Deep Gap, James D. Welch and wife, Jorene, of Fleetwood, and Jerry Lee Welch and wife, Debra, of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Tootsie Ward of Elizabethton, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Oakley Welch Sr.; her second husband J. C. Wortman; three grandchildren, Jammie Buran Welch, Tamara Dawn Welch, and Jerry Lee Welch Jr.; and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Holtsclaw Welch Wortman will be private. Flowers were appreciated or memorials may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church, in care of Brian Quinlin, 995 Mountain View Baptist Church Road, Deep Gap, NC 28618.

Online condolences may be shared with the Wortman family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Wortman family.