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Services planned for Shade Combs Jr.




Shade Combs Jr., 79, of Otisco, Ind., died October 9.

A son of the late Shade and Ollie Atkins Combs, he was born in Letcher County. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a retired machine operator from Frito-Lay in Louisville, and a former employee of I.C.I. of Americas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown, Ind.

Combs was preceded in death by a son, Michael O. Combs.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Helen Whitaker Combs; four sons, Bennett Combs and wife Bertha, Charlestown, Ind., Eddie Combs and wife Carol, Otisco, Ind., Fravel Combs and wife Mary, Newport News, Va., and Tom Combs and wife Alisia, New Albany, Ind., a sister, Elizabeth Looney, Ohio; two brothers, Watson Combs, Louisville, and Bennett Combs, Whitesburg; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Charlestown, Ind. Burial will be in the Otisco Cemetery.


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