MADISON, Ala. - Alva William Couch, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 6, 2006, at Valley View Nursing Home in Madison.
Born Jan. 28, 1912, in Sikeston, to the late George and Susie Newton Couch, he had worked at International Shoe Company and Jay's Fried Chicken in Sikeston and was of the Nazarene faith.
On July 31, 1936, in Sikeston, he married Frances Lorean Hixson, who preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 1993.
One daughter, Emma Jean Whitehorn also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Doris Couch of Madison; one sister, Elsie Ellis of Columbia; six grandchildren, Amy Burns of Bloomfield, Susie Whitehorn and Deena Rains of Benton, Scott Couch, Keith Couch and Alison Couch, all of Madison; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Dogwood Cemetery. The Rev. Dolan Rogers of Bertrand Baptist Church will officiate.