Freida Ann (Welch) Panther

Born: Sat., Feb. 11, 1956
Died: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018


Visitation

5:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 08, 2018
Location: Straight Fork


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: Straight Fork


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Freida W. Panther, 62, of Cherokee passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018.  

She was an avid UNC fan, white oak basket maker, and an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee.  

Freida was preceded in death by her parents, Simpson Welch and Agnes Lossiah Welch, one brother, Sam Welch.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Floyd E. Panther; her children, Virgil Panther (Marie), Janell Panther, Roberta Panther McCoy (Carl), Sharri Panther, JR Panther, Alma Panther, Kyna Panther, Darius West (Samantha), Kelsey N. Crowe (Rolo), and Bekah Panther; she was a loving grandmother which they called her “Nana” to: Carl “Mater” McCoy, Adam Panther, Ayden & Alyssa Queen, Hallah, Kedrick, Qinyen & Joseph Panther, Jax & Jex Panther, Tye & Shane West, Sophie, Chloe, and Loshi Crowe, Perry Arkansas, Damian Blanton, and Brennan Laney; also survived by 2 great grandbabies, Keagan Arkansas and Kaius Blanton; brothers from Cherokee, James Welch (Donna), Joe Welch (Totsie), Jesse Welch, Davis Welch (Doolie), Charlie Welch (Pat), Abe Welch (Brittany), Tommy Welch, and Mickey Welch; two sisters, Mattie Wildcatt and Sharyn Panther (Sam); several nieces and nephews from the Panther and Welch families.

A visitation will be held on Thursday November 8, 2018 from 5 pm until 11 pm at the Straight Fork Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1 pm at the Straight Fork Baptist Church.  Pastor James “Bo” Parris will officiate.  She will be taken home on Straight Fork Road where she will be laid to rest.  Pallbearers will be nephews on the Welch / Panther family.

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Eddie Paul
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Condolences to Freida’s family. She will be greatly missed. Strong Cherokee Woman. Rest In Peace

Terry Greene
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dear loved one.Our loving Creator never planned for death to be part of his original plan.There is such a loving scripture found at Revelation 21: 3 & 4 which reads: With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say " Look! The tent of God is with mankind and he will reside with them, And they will be his people, And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The Former things have passed away " I hope these words help you find comfort and also give you hope for our near future.

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