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Date of Birth: 08/31/1924
Date of Death: 07/08/2012
Edward Russell "Ed" Combs, 87, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, July 8,
He was born in Owsley Co., Ky., on August 31, 1924, the son of the late
Conley C. and Ethel Jackson Combs. He was a retired Maintenance Supervisor
for the Madison County School Systems and was a Veteran of World War II. He
was a member of Big Hill Ave. Christian Church for over 50 years, had a
perfect attendance record for 17 straight years and enjoyed attending the
Men's Sunday School Class. He was a Past Master of Richmond Masonic Lodge
No. 25 F & AM.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Phelps Combs; two sisters,
Allie Mae Combs and Norma Williams.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Lainhart (Aaron) and Kathy Bowling
(Bill); four grandchildren, Evan Scott Lainhart, Amy Bowling Arnold
(Kristoffer), Erin "Kristi" Lainhart Zachary (Justin) and Russell Layton
Bowling (Janie); five great-grandchildren; Ty Zachary, Kole Arnold, Jack
Bowling, Maecy Arnold and Weston Zachary; two brothers, Chandler Combs
(Martha) and Bobby Combs (Bertha); four sisters, Gladys Newland, Dorothy
Shelton, Ruby Roberts and Thelma Bishop (Jesse Paul).
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Big
Hill Christian Church with Bro. Jim Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in
the Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Tuesday at the Big Hill Christian Church with
Masonic Rites conducted at 8:30 PM.
Pallbearers will be Evan Lainhart, Russell Bowling, Kristoffer Arnold,
Justin Zachary, Chan Combs, Doug Shelton and Bill Phelps.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Woodrow Cotton and residents and staff of
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Big Hill Christian Church Building
Fund, 1150 Goggins Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.
Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Father, Conley Carlos Combs was a brother of Earle Bryan Combs, the Hall of
Fame Yankee great. They were sons of James Jesse Combs and Nancy Hannah