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Bette Jane Usher Combs, age 90, widow of Elvin Combs, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. A native of Buffalo, New York she was born to the late Ernest Lloyd and Edith Henderson Usher. She retired from the Human Resources Department with the State of Kentucky, was a member of the Richmond Church of Christ. Mrs. Combs loved spending time with her family and was loved by all who knew her.
Other than her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Combs and two brothers, Robert, and Jack Usher both New York.
Mrs. Combs is survived by her children, John E. Combs of Richmond, KY., Larry (Dulce) Combs, Jane (Ray) Brandenburg both of Berea, KY., and Edie (Earl) McCreary of Rockwood, TN. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tamara (Ben Hoffman) Deboard, Tina (Dale) Carter, E.T. McCreary, Emily Arp, Larinda (Andy) Agee, Eric (Savannah) Combs, Brian (Jennifer) Combs, Tracy Jane Combs, and Juliana Pinto. 15 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and 1 great great great grandchild also survive.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Hall and Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Combs Family Cemetery, Pallbearers will be, Eric Combs, Brian Combs, Harold Combs, Tyler McCreary, Brian Hall Ben Hoffman, and Russell Hehemann. Honorary pallbearers will be, Oscar Combs, Paul Combs, Ray Brandenburg, Earl McCreary, Dale Carter, Randy Osborne, Dave Shelton, David Riley, Rusty Riley, Andy Riley, and Hubert Calahan.
Visitation will be Friday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published on July 15, 2017
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