Samuel Elkin Couch went home to be with his Lord on March 15, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathleen Garmon Couch. He is also survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Rena and Craig Hanson, Lawrenceville, Georgia; granddaughter and her husband, Alyson and David Clifford, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; and a precious great-grandson, Logan Clifford, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Sisters and brothers-in-law, Venelle and John Stanley, Valdosta, Georgia, W. T. and Edith Kemp, Lawrenceville, Georgia; sister, Mary Ann Simonton, Lawrenceville, Georgia; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Lynette Couch, Snellville, Georgia; sister-in-law, O'Reese Couch, Lawrenceville, Georgia, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Jimmie Bell Garner Couch and Isham Nesbit Couch; sisters, Evelene Greeson Burton and Margie Williams; brothers, Neal Couch, M. G. Couch, Marlyn Couch, and Edgar Couch. A lifelong resident of Gwinnett County, he was born May 22, 1926. He was a devoted member of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church for 58 years. He worked for General Motors in Doraville for 30 years before retiring in 1978. After his retirement he began working at Sosebee Auto Parts in Lawrenceville where he worked repairing small engines/lawnmowers for 28 years until January 2007. Elkin was a World War II veteran where he served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and proudly served his country in the Philippines. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his church, his family, his friends and his country. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday, March 16 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 17 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Those desiring may make donations to the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 228, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 or to the American Cancer Society. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550.