Joyce Ann Couch, 68, of Busy, passed away on Monday, July 28, at the Hazard Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Noah Begley and the late Rose Melton. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Hargis Couch; one daughter, Vanda Wagers; one sister, Wilma Dotson; and one brother, Bobby Gene Begley.
She is survived by one daughter, Scarlet Maggard and Donald Eversole, of Busy; one son, Hargis Vance Couch, of Busy; two sisters, Loraine Hoskins, of London, and Emma Opblinger, of Ohio; one brother, Ronnie Begley, of Jackson; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers' Funeral Home in Hazard, where family received friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 31, and funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, with Carl Wayne Johnson. Interment was at the Couch Cemetery in Busy.