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Charles William Couch, 73
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Rock Island resident and Chatham County, Ga., native Charles William Couch, 73, was born June 9, 1945 and died April 12 at his residence following a sudden illness.

A retired self-employed gunsmith, a United State Navy veteran, and a member of the Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Elbert and Lizzie Matt Smith Couch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Sharon Couch.

He was married on Oct. 25, 1980 to Phyllis Tichneor Couch of Rock Island. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Brandie Shea Couch of Dallas, Ga., two grandsons, Tristen and Jace Holcomb; stepdaughter Mia Sharpton of Clayton, Ga.; step-granddaughter Juliana Sharpton, nephew Joel Couch of Lawrenceville, Ga.,; and sister-in-law Tona Couch of Carrolltown, Ga. A private service will be held by the family. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 14, 2019