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Thurma Welch Briggs

September 23, 1930 — May 6, 2022

Thurma Viola Welch Briggs, known by everyone as Nanny, passed away on May 6, 2022; she was 91.

Nanny was a resident of Morgan City, the daughter of the late Buford and Maudie Welch.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Bailey Briggs; and children Lynn, Joey, and Karon.

She is survived by four children, Gary Briggs (wife Ann Briggs), Sherry Smith and husband July Smith, Penny Briggs, and Kenneth Briggs. She also had nine grandchildren: Randy Briggs, Scott Briggs, Dewayne Tidmore and wife Tracy Tidmore, Melissa Briggs Canone and husband Matthew Canone, P.W. Briggs, Amy Traywick, Jessica Kessler Biggs and husband Jared Biggs, Mariah Briggs Christie and husband Ross Christie, and Jacob Briggs and wife Jenni Briggs; 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons.

Nanny and James established the Bayou Plant Farm in the 1970’s in Stephensville, La. In the late 80’s, she and James retired in Arkansas.

The family requests in memory of Nanny that you do what she would do: cook a good meal and have your family and friends over for a good time.

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