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Fern Elizabeth Coutant

September 19, 1931 ~ February 24, 2019 (age 87)

Fern Elizabeth Coutant, 87, of Madison County GA died February 24, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born in Sault Saint Marie MI to Olive and Charles Woodard. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1957. She was employed as a teacher and as an X-ray technician. She married Gerald Coutant in 1959 and they embarked on a cross country adventure due to his employment with the US Forest Service.

Fern was very involved in her community wherever the Forest Service sent them including Alaska, Montana, Colorado, Virginia and Georgia.  She was active in scouting, church choir, community theater, the library board, master gardeners and was a consummate hostess.  She will be remembered for her generous spirit and ability to make everyone feel welcome.

She is survived by her husband of sixty years Gerald, sister Phyllis Holley (Richard), son Derek (Amy), daughter Keely, grandchildren Roman, Hope, Helen and Jacob.  She is preceded in death by her daughter Nicole and grandson Stacy.

The family is grateful for the love and care shown by both Arbor Terrace of Athens and Agape Hospice Care. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the following charities that were her close to her heart.  Hart County Clothes Closet (175 Colfax St Hartwell, GA 30643), Madison County Georgia Food Bank (1547 W. Hwy 98 Danielsville, GA 30633), Hospice of EUP (308 W. 12th Ave Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783).

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lord and Stephens funeral home, 963 Hwy 98 East Danielsville, GA 30633.  A funeral will be conducted Wednesday, March 6th at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Hartwell, GA, 41 South Carter.

Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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