Sidney Combs

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Daily Press
October 12, 1996


HAMPTON – Sidney Combs, a devoted father, affectionate grandfather and loving friend, slipped away from our earthly presence on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Henry and Ida Combs, three sisters and five brothers. Mr. Combs came to know the Lord at an early age. He gave his life to Christ and was baptized and raised in the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hampton. His membership at Ebenezer Baptist Church exceeded 70 years of service.

He was employed at Newport News Shipbuilding in the “Rigger Department” for 35 years and was forced to retire in 1972 when he fell 40 feet into a hole.

Mr. Combs leaves to cherish his memory his most loving, devoted, attentive and caring family, one daughter and son-in-law, Jean Combs Hunter and Warner T. Hunter Jr. of Hampton; one son and daughter-in-law, Sidney Franklin Combs and Kitty Williamson Combs of Montgomery, Ala.; one sister, Willie Ingram of Hampton; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Combs family “from the bottom of our hearts” thank the nursing staff at Sentara Hampton General Hospital, especially the CC and Telemetry Units, for their most caring and devoted attention given to our family. To Mrs. Gracie Jones, we can not say enough. Your devotion will always be remembered.

Our Daddy will be sorely missed by all who knew him, but he left us with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Sad as we are, we should not grieve; for now he has his own wings and flies with the angels.

The funeral service will be conducted at noon Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Combs will be placed in the church by 10 a.m. Monday. Viewing will begin at noon Sunday at Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home with visitation from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the home of his daughter, 708 Newport News Ave., Hampton, by 11 a.m. Monday.

Arrangements by Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home.

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