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Mack Couch

Obituary Date: Thursday 20th October 2016

Mr. Mack Couch, age 89 of Clarkesville passed away October 20, 2016. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with a reception immediately following the service. 

Born on June 4, 1927, Mr. Couch was the son of Snowden and Ollie Mae Lawler Couch.  Mr. Couch attended Tech High School in Atlanta where he was a 4 Star Athlete.  After school he enlisted in the U. S. Army and trained in meteorology.  After being honorably discharged Mack was recruited by the Milwaukee Braves where he was a third baseman.  After a baseball career ending knee injury Mr. Couch married the former Jane O’Brien and started their family.  He had a successful career in the fruit sales and distribution with Standard Fruit in New Orleans.  Later Mack was offered the position as VP of sales with Del Monte where he worked until retirement.  After retirement Mack moved back to his roots in the Atlanta area.  Mack moved to the Orchard Community in 1993 where he enjoyed playing golf with his buddies for many years.  Mack and his wife Betty traveled extensively throughout the U. S. and also visited some European Countries.  They enjoyed entertaining in their home, socializing and spending time with those they loved. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Couch is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children Jane O’Brien Couch,  second wife Betty Broussard Couch, brother Jack Couch, sister Martha Couch Thomas, brother in law Gabe Thomas and nephew Wayne Thomas. 

Survivors include daughters Terri Couch of Denver, Colorado and Liz Couch Kops of Woodstock, son Greg Couch (Sharron) of New Orleans, Louisiana, grandchildren Lyndsey Couch Fairchild, Michael Couch, Jonathan Kops (Lindsey), and Alex “The Great One” Kops, great grandchildren Courtney Fairchild and Colby Fairchild as well as niece Marsha Thomas of McDonough. 

An online guest registry is available at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256

Funeral Date
11/04/2016 at 1:00PM
Funeral Home
Hillside Memorial Chapel and Gardens
5495 Highway 197 S, PO Box 305, Clarkesville 30523