Lucille Couch Pickering, 100, of Deport, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at Heritage House of Paris.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16th at the First United Methodist Church in Deport with burial following in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Pickering, the daughter of Columbus Cornish & Grace Lee Halcomb Cornish, was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Pike County, Arkansas.
On August 14, 1938, she eloped with Marvin Callaway Couch. In the late 50’s and early 60’s they owned and operated a laundry mat in Deport. She then attended Paris Junior College and took her nurses training at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paris where she became an LVN at the age of 40. She worked a number of years at Pleasant Grove Nursing Home before beginning work at the Deport Nursing Home where she was employee of the month in December of 1982.
Lucille was a longtime, faithful member of the United Methodist Church in Deport where she held many positions from Sunday school teacher to board member. She enjoyed volunteering at L. P. McCuistion Regional Medical Center and Primetime.
Lucille loved beautiful flowers and beautiful people. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and playing Chicken Foot.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Callaway Couch, in 1990, her second husband, Roy Pickering, in 1993, one son, Wayne Couch, two daughters, Eva Nell Flenniken and Mildred Houston, three great grandchildren, Dylan Ballard, Colton Vaughn, and Hannah Weiberg, and two brothers, Harold Cornish and James Cornish.
Survivors include 9 grandchildren, Blake Flenniken & wife Vicki, Bryan Flenniken & wife Elizabeth, Cindy Flenniken & Dewey Blank, Vicki Ballard & husband Ronnie, Kim Lewis & husband Tommy, Dr. Wayne Couch & partner Anne, Michael Houston & wife Misty, Amy Yarbrough & husband Carl, and Mandy McLemore & husband John, 16 great grandchildren, Kristin Scott & husband Jason, Morgan Risinger & husband Josh, Justin Flenniken, Jason Flenniken & wife Riana, Haley Foutch & husband Brandon, Carley Babineaux & husband Ross, Matthew Allen & wife Samantha, Madison Stout & husband Rob, Riley Couch & wife Frankie, Olivia Arkema & husband Riley, Easton Couch, Elly Couch, John “Bo” Yarbrough, Andrew Houston, Samantha Carroll & husband John, and Zachary Rambin & wife Megan, 19 great great grandchildren, Matthew Scott, Haydn Scott, Koda Scott, Jaxon Risinger, Brayden Risinger, Mason Risinger, Toby Flenniken, Caleb Flenniken, Emma Flenniken, Kailani Flenniken, Brandon Foutch, Nathan Foutch, Gracee Houston, Jax Houston, Lexi Carroll, Lacey Carroll, Lane Carroll, Riley Rambin, and Reece Rambin, a son-in-law, Boyce Flenniken, a daughter-in-law, Sandra Couch-Nolte & husband Dwayne, and two brothers, Lonnie Cornish & wife Judy and Gerald Cornish & wife Lanie along with numerous nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Dylan Ballard Vocational Scholarship at Paris Junior College or the First United Methodist Church in Deport.
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