Edna Bates Combs, 77, of Thornton, died August 20 at Bluegrass Navigators in Hazard.
A daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Sexton, she was the widow of Alex Combs.
Surviving are three sons, Elmer Bates Jr. and Shannon Ray Combs, both of Neon, and Gilbert Alan Bates of Thornton; two daughters, Frances Cook of Mayking and Jenny Bates of Thornton; three brothers, Leona LaFavors of Indiana, Allene McCool of Knott County, and Ricky Sexton of Whitesburg; 11 grandchildren, Derek Cook, Sandra Holbrook, Elmer M. Bates III, James Bates, Gilbert Alan Bates Jr., Edna Lee Eldridge, Lester Dewayne Bates, Gary Lynn Sexton Jr., Robert Paul Sexton, Shaina Combs, and Kelsey Combs; and a number of greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Combs were held August 23 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Thornton Cemetery at Thornton.