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Couch, Mary Frances Allen

Mary Frances Allen Couch, age 82, formerly of Jackson and Buford, died Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Embracing Hospice Care in Snellville. She was born in Plant City, Fla., Aug. 24, 1928, daughter of the late Erastus Duke Allen and Emma Ben Allen. She was wife of the late Lee Andrew Couch, Jr. She was a graduate of Jackson High School in the class of 1946 and was retired from AT&T following over 20 years of service. Survivors include her daughters, Janet McQuarrie, of Collierville, Tenn., and Jennifer Petters, of Suwanee; son, Stephen A. Couch, of Madison; grandchildren, Stephen A. Couch, Jr., Elaine Evans, Alison Boyer, Web Couch, Jonathan McQuarrie, Caitlin McQuarrie, Matthew Petters and Nathaniel Petters; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret A. Grainger, of Baton Rouge, La.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Among them locally are cousins, Dr. Ben Wright and Miriam Duffey of Jackson. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson. Dr. Ben Wright will officiate with interment in the Jackson City Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Those desiring may read the obituary and sign the online guest registry by going to www.haistenfuneral.com. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson, your locally owned funeral home, is in charge of the arrangements.