Mary Ogburn Welborn

August 11, 1923April 4, 2018

Mary Ogburn Welborn, 94, of Winston-Salem passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. She was born August 11, 1923 in Forsyth County to Thomas H. and Beulah R. Ogburn. She retired after 30 years of service from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in 1988. Mary was a volunteer for many years at Salemtowne where she received recognition for her loyal service. She was an extensive traveler and a very active servant at her church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and a great granddaughter. Surviving are 2 sons, Ken Welborn (Gail) and Steve Welborn (Brenda); 3 grandchildren, Dusty Welborn (Kristi), Jason Welborn (Selena), Allison Reich (Brian); 4 great grandchildren, Nikki Welborn, Tanner and Tate Welborn and Charlize Reich, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Chuck Harmon officiating. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers of of Universal Health Care of King and Mountain Valley Hospice of Pilot Mountain for their love and support. Memorials may be made to the Forsyth County Animal Shelter, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.


  • Thomas H. Ogburn, Father
  • Beulah R. Ogburn, Mother
  • Ken Welborn (Gail), Son
  • Steve Welborn (Brenda), Son
  • Dusty Welborn (Kristi), Grandchild
  • Jason Welborn (Selena), Grandchild
  • Allison Reich (Brian), Grandchild
  • Nikki Welborn, Great Grandchild
  • Tanner Welborn, Great Grandchild
  • Tate Welborn, Great Grandchild
  • Charlize Reich, Great Grandchild
  • Mary also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Forsyth County Animal Shelter


  • Graveside Service Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mary Ogburn Welborn

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Nellie Sizemore

April 8, 2018

Dear Kristi,
I wanted to write and express my sympathy when I read the obituary in the paper about your relative passing. I am so sorry and am praying for you and your family. Thank you so much for your loving care of my house (some time back). I appreciate everything you did to help me (my daughter lives with me now). I am sending love and prayers to you and yours.

Nellie W. Sizemore

Steve Rogers

April 8, 2018

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Life is so short sometimes. Moms are so special. May the good lord give your family strength in this trying time.

Alan Hutchens

April 7, 2018

Steve, Ken, and family,

What a treasure you have waiting for you now in Heaven! Your mom was a very kind and sweet lady. I don't remember at time when I wasn't acquainted with her. The Ogburn and Hutchens families were connected long before I was born. Although our paths took different directions in the past many years, I'm glad to have the assurance that, since our Lord Jesus Christ said that He is the only Way to the Father, your mom and I will meet again soon in the presence of our Father, where there is fullness of joy. I can imagine her standing next to my mother in the alto section of Heaven's choir. She waits for you there! If I may ever be of any encouragement to you, please don't hesitate to let me know.