Obituaries for the Combs Family
Flossie E. Combs
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Flossie E. Lovell Combs, 98, formerly of Beckley, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, in Hospice House, Fort Myers, Fla., following a short illness. Born April 14, 1900, in West Jefferson, N.C., she was the daughter of the late John and Roxanna Baer Lovell. Mrs. Combs was an assembly line worker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Britton Combs; a son, Thurman Donald Combs; and seven brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sisters, Mabel Pack-Nary of Beckley, and Gloria Glee Gillis of Melbourne, Fla.; two grandsons, Roger Combs and Donald Combs, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Edward Garten officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call one hour before the services Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
K. Cullop Combs
Katherine Cullop Combs went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 26, 1999, after an extended illness. Born Jan. 24, 1914, in Abington, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Walker Minton and Nannie Davis Minton. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Wiley V. Cullop Sr.; and a son, John David Cullop Sr., in September 1993. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. W.C. Combs of Sophia; seven sons and eight daughters, Wiley V. Cullop Jr. and wife Donna of Ghent, James R. Cullop and wife Judi of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Barbara M. Flanagan of Beckley, Walker D. Cullop and wife Ban of Camden, Del., Marion V. Fox and husband Harry of Ghent, Helen L. Crager and husband Carl of Montoursville, Pa., Mary Lynn Shrewsberry and husband Carl of Manassas, Va., Shirley K. Thompson and husband Warren of Ghent, Rosa Lee Casteel and husband Burt of Ghent, Richard L. Cullop and wife Adrea of Staford, Va., Alvie M. Cullop and wife Donna of Roanoke, Va., Brenda S. Toothman and husband Bill of Woodstock, Ga., T.C. Cullop and wife Susan of Hickory N.C., Karen E. Roark and husband Gary of Coal City, and Greg A. Cullop and wife Jeri of Mabscott; four sisters, Ora Mae Shumate of Beckley, Lovon Blackwell of Lady Lake, Fla., Beulah Johnson of Raleigh, N.C., and Ruby Beheeler of Roanoke, Va.; 44 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Open Door Church, Shady Spring, with the Rev. George Smith officiaiting. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour before services today at the church. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
Larry W. Combs
PAW PAW, Mich. - Larry W. Combs, 59, formerly of Layland, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at his home following a short illness. Born Dec. 27, 1939, in Layland, he was the son of the late Victor Hugh and Cora Barnett Combs. Mr. Combs was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 14 in Wilmington, Del., and served with the Delaware Air National Guard. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Figgatt, Muriel "Buddy" Fleming and Phyllis Hoksch. Survivors include his wife, Luz Cortes¹ Burgos; a son, Sean Combs; a daughter, Sheila Lindstron; two grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Combs of Honeybrook, Pa., and Bob Combs of Ranson. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chestnut Knob Community Church, Layland, with the Rev. Lloyd Higginbotham officiating. Burial willl follow in the Layland Cemetery. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until time of the services Wednesday at the church. Contributions may be made to the Chestnut Knob Community Church, Layland, for care of the cemetery. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Home, Rainelle.
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