Margaret Welch Anderson, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at a local nursing home. She was a longtime member of East Ridge Baptist Church and the Chapel Sunday School Class. She was also a Sunday School teacher for 42 years and a graduate of Central High School Class of 1935. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.J. and Lena Matthews; husbands, Winston F. Welch and Cecil P. Anderson; niece, Kimberly Hunt; and nephew, James Hunt. She is survived by her son, Milton Welch, of Chattanooga; sister, Pauline Hunt and nephew, Jerry Hunt, of Rossville; two step-daughters, Carole Russell, of Ooltewah and Janet Taylor, of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Kevin (Katie) Welch, of Hixson, Maria (Blake) Sharp, of Loudon, Tenn., and Mark Russell, of Chattanooga; niece, Pat Childress; nephew, Lonnie Welch; and three great-grandchildren, Porter, Benton and Greer Sharp. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 31, 2013, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Lakewood Memorial Gardens South in Rossville, with Mr. Roy Turley officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Georgia Baptist Childrens Home (PO Box 329, Palmetto, GA 30268) or to Caldstead Retirement Home. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S, Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412.