Born 1-7-1955 - Died 12-2-2001
Serge Jimmy "Jay" Couch, 46, died Dec. 2, 2001, in Hartville, Mo.Born Jan. 7, 1955, in Bordeaux, France, he was the son of Marthe Martin Couch and John W. Couch Jr.He married Dora Elizabeth Alford in Bossier City, La. He became an American citizen in 1965 and was an auto body paint and repairman.Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Couch Lataxes of Westwego, La.; a son, Jessie Couch of Westwego; his mother, Marthe Couch of Mansfield, Mo.; a sister, Anita Cooke of Fordland, Mo.; a brother, Jerry Couch of Hartville; his paternal grandmother, Beulah Couch of Thayer; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, including his family in France.He was preceded in death by his father.A graveside service and burial was Dec. 5 at New Salem Cemetery at Couch, Mo., with the Rev. Floyd Couch officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.