Nellie Mae Frye Couch

Published 1:03 pm Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Nellie Mae Frye Couch, 87, of Mocksville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, peacefully at her home, and went to be with her Lord and Savior.  She was also reunited with the love of her life, Ed, to get her Valentine’s kiss.

Mrs. Couch was born May 13, 1935 in Davie County,to the late Lester Eugene and Naomi Kathryn West Frye. She loved going to church and was a very active member of Hardison Methodist Church where she played numerous roles. Throughout her life, she kept several family children and neighborhood children. Mrs. Couch had been employed by Drexel Heritage Furniture for over 20 years. After her retirement, she began working at antique shops and finished her working career at Dee’s Antique Shop where she met many people and truly enjoyed working. She was known throughout the community to be a good cook and an avid baker; best known for her persimmon pudding, for sure! Mrs. Couch also baked many cakes, pies, and yeast rolls for many years. She enjoyed shopping at thrift store and loved eating at Hardees where she would meet up with her friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, George Edgar Couch Sr.; and siblings, Annie Call and Robert Frye.

Survivors include: children, Pee-Wee Couch (Emily), Bobby “Ronnie” Couch (Sherrie) and Nancy C. Eckelson; siblings, Betty Trivette, Mary Ruth Smith (Joe), Linda Gaither, Sue Caudle (Bobby), Johnny Frye (Dee), Bonnie Lambert (Sam), Gene Frye (Melinda), and Roger Dale Frye; sister-in-law, Betty Couch; brother-in-law, Jack Couch; grandchildren, Teresa Ebright, Eddie Blackburn (Tina), Paige Hendrix (Kevin), Crissy Ranker, Hope Jefferson (Kevin), Tonya Couch, Wesley Couch, Samatha Godbey (Eric), and Matthew Ward (Samantha); 16 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and lots of friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at Hardison Methodist Church with Rev. Wesley Sink officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The service will be available to view on the funeral home website.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17 at Lambert Funeral Home, and at other times, at the home of her son, Ronnie, at 128 Softail Lane.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: Hardison Methodist, 1630 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Well Care Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to their moma.

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