Helen Combs

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Daily Press
February 4, 2010


Helen Ruth Combs, 86, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Mich.

A native of Newton, N.C., she was a 54 year resident of Newport News, Hampton where she was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church in Hampton. In 2005 she moved to Michigan to live with her son, and at the time of her death was a member of the Inter-City Baptist Church in Allen Park, Mich.

Preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years Charlie H. Combs, Helen is survived by her son, William W. Combs and his wife, Pansy; her daughter, Charlene Gaddis and her husband, James; grandchildren, Jonathan Gaddis and Amy Privigyi and her husband, Mike; great-grandchildren, Kali and Jaden Privigyi; and a sister, Leah Hall of Conover, N.C.

Helen was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed.

The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at the Peninsula Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. David Luethy with the burial immediately following in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News.

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