Combs Death Certificates & Obituaries Middletown, Butler County, Ohio
Prepared by Vivian Combs Moon as of December 2001 Email Vivian at diggerviv@juno.com or vivianmoon@juno.com
****************************************************A**************************************************** Middletown, Butler County, Ohio DC# 0902-672 Abbie Owens COMBS residence: 4695 Salzman Rd, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 98 years spouse: widow [Fulton F. COMBS] born: 3 March 1903, Knott County, KY died: 8 Nov. 2001 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, OH cause: buried: 12 November 2001 Butler County Memorial Park, Wayne Township, OH father: Thomas OWENS mother: Armelda COMBS informant: David COMBS, 4661 Salzman Rd., Middletown, OH Transcribed by Vivian Combs Moon November 9, 2001 Middletown Journal Abbie Owens Combs Mrs. Abbie Owens Combs, 98, of Middletown, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Middletown Regional Hospital. Born March 3, 1903, to Thomas and Armelda (Combs) Owens in Knott County, Ky., she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fulton F. Combs in May 1986, her father, Thomas Owens, mother, Armelda Owens, two sons, Harold and Jimmy Combs; a great-grandson; and 12 brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, David (Lucille) Combs of Middletown and Douglas (Leona) Combs of Middletown; a daughter Mazie (Lyle) Taylor of Escondido, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Esther Combs. Arrangements: Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home with the Rev. Pastor Charles Wolfinbarger officiating and burial at the Butler County Memorial Park in Wayne Township. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Transcribed by Vivian Combs Moon ******************** DC# 0902-412 Albert Willis COMBS July 2, 2001 residence: 427 Emerick Avenue, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Printer, Paper age: 82 years spouse: Mattie Geraldine ROSE born: 4 March 1919 Hindman, KY died: 2 July 2001 Garden Manor Extended Care, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Respiratory Failure buried: 6 July 2001 Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Madison Township, OH father: Spencer COMBS mother: Jane MULLINS informant: Mattie COMBS, 427 Emerick Avenue, Middletown, OH July 4, 2001 Middletown Journal Albert W. Combs Albert Willis Combs, 82, of Middletown, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Garden Manor Retirement Village. He was born on March 4, 1919, in Hindman Ky., to Spencer and Jane (Mullins) Combs. Mr. Combs served his country in the Army during World War II. He was a staff sergeant with Company E 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, serving in Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Africa. His decoration and citations include European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, with one Silver Star; Good Conduct Medal; and a World War II Victory Medal. After the service, he married Mattie Geraldine (Rose) Combs in 1946. July 20th would have been their 55th wedding anniversary. Mr. Combs worked for Inland Container as a printer for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Mattie Geraldine Combs; four sons, Quintin (Deborah) Combs of Madison Township, Vic (Carolyn) Combs and David (Sue) Combs, both of Haverhill, Mass., and Brian (Cristy) Combs of Middletown; one daughter, Jan (Blake) Freeze of Middletown; brothers Claude (Reona) Combs of North Port Fla., and Truman (Sadie) Combs of Pekin, Ill.; a sister, Clara Martin of North Port, Fla.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Clyde Spencer Combs; a brother, Samp Combs; and sisters, Ruth Combs, Oma Robinson and Maxine Collins. Arrangements: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Wilson-Schramm-Spalding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., at Bonita, Middletown, with Pastor Mark Jackson officiating. Visitations will be Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be at Elk Creek Cemetery in Madison Township. Military honors will be conducted by the Honor Guard of American Legion Post 218. Transcribed by Vivian Combs Moon ************************************************** DC# 0902-482 Andrew COMBS December 12, 1961 residence: 2012 Queen Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Processing Dept., Armco Steel age: 73 years spouse: Bessie COMBS born: 4 March 1888 Hope, Lee County, KY died: 12 December 1961 2012 Queen Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: recurrent carcinoma of colon buried: 15 December 1961 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: George COMBS mother: Nancy REFFITT informant: Mrs. Bessie COMBS, same address funeral home: Riggs Funeral Home, Middletown, OH December 13, 1961 Middletown Journal Andrew Combs, 72, Dies; Resident Here 50 Years Andrew Combs, 72, died at 11:25 p.m. yesterday at his home at 2012 Queen Ave. He had been failing in health 18 years. Before illness forced his retirement, Mr. Combs was employed in the west processing department of Armco Steel Corp. He was a resident of Middletown for 50 years, coming here from Lee Co. Ky. He was a member of the Nazarene Church of God at Trenton. Surviving are his wife, Bessie; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Phillips of Monroe, and Mrs. Willie Combs, Mrs. Clyde Hines, Mrs. James Yancer and Miss Nancy Combs, all of Middletown: five sons, Charles, Clayton, Ray, Donald and Jerry, all of Middletwon; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Neal of Dayton and Mrs. William Young of Buckley, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ********************************************************** DC# 0902-419 Anna F. COMBS September 16, 1996 residence: 6123 Hankins Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH residing in Middletown 50 years. married, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 50 years spouse: Chalmer COMBS born: 14 October 1945 Knott County, KY died: 16 September 1996 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, OH cause: subaortoid? hemorrhage burial: 19 September 1996 Butler County Memorial Park, Wayne Township, OH father: Jacob JONES mother: Mary Ellen COMBS informant: Chalmer COMBS, 6123 Hankins Road, Liberty Township, Ohio 45044 funeral home: Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, Middletown, OH September 17, 1996 Middletown Journal Anna F. Combs Mrs. Anna F. Combs, 50, of Liberty Township, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 16, 1996 at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Knott County, Ky., on Oct. 14, 1945, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Ellen (Combs) Jones. A homemaker, Mrs. Combs belonged to the First Baptist Church of Monroe, where she was a secretary and member of the Women’s Missionary Union. Surviving are her husband, Chalmer Combs; three sons, Andy, Chris and Kevin Combs, all of Liberty Township; three daughters, Mary Farmer of Middletown and Kim Sullivan and Susie Parks, both of Liberty Township [Monroe, OH]; three brothers, Richard Jones of Indianapolis, Ind., Charlie Jones of Kinderville, Ind., and Lester Jones of Knott County, Ky.; and three sisters, Angeline Bentley of Topmost, Ky., Liz Owens of Georgetown, Ky., and Maulty Ritchie of Kindreville, Ind.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Andrew Combs in 1968. Arrangements: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Monroe. The Revs. Dale Hill and Chuck Wolfinbarger will officiate. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park in Wayne Township. [Trenton, OH] The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wlson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home in Middletown. ******************************************************* DC# 0902-14 Arch COMBS January 9, 1980 residence: 3 Brelsford Ave., Trenton, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Truck driver, State Highway Department of Kentucky age: 73 years spouse: Dorothy JACKSON born: 20 August 1906 KY died: 9 January 1980, Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: buried: 12 January 1980 Hickory Flat Cemetery, Trenton, Butler County, OH father: Sam COmother: Sarah Jane WOODS informant: Estill COMBS, 5 Cranewood Drive, Trenton, OH 45067 January 10, 1980 Middletown Journal Arch Combs TRENTON – Arch Combs, 73, of 3 Brelsford Ave., died yesterday afternoon at Middletown Hospital after a long illness. He had been a patient in the hospital since Dec. 15 and had been ill for the past year. Mr. Combs was a native of Owsley County, Ky., and moved to Trenton about 13 years ago. He spent most of his life as a truck driver for the state of Kentucky. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church of Trenton. Survivors include his wife Dorothy; two sons, James of Hamilton and Estill of Trenton; a daughter, Mrs. Clarice Moore of Trenton; two brothers, Raymond Combs of Hamilton and Harry Eversole of Booneville, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Hobbs and Mrs. May Belle Nickell, both of Hamilton, and Mrs. Virgil Allen of Loveland; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at the Wilson-Schramm Memorial Home in Middletown at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Bill Isaacs officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Flat Cemetery near Trenton. Friends may call at the memorial home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. **************************************************** DC# 0902-349 Archie COMBS June 24, 1998 residence: 1425 Central Avenue, Middletown, Butler County, OH divorced, white, male occupation: Truck mechanic, Truck Repair Garage age: 67 years spouse: None born: 13 December 1930 Breathitt County, Kentucky died: 24 June 1998 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: lung cancer buried: Cremation 27 June 1998 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Pearl COMBS mother: Rebecca FUGATE informant: Doug COMBS, 4204 Jewell Avenue, Middletown, OH 45042 June 26, 1998 Middletown Journal Archie Combs Archie Combs, 67, of Durblin House, Middletown, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born in Breathitt County, Ky., on Dec. 13, 1930, and lived here for five years. Mr. Combs had worked as a truck mechanic. Among his survivors are three sons, Doug and James Matthew Combs both of Middletown, and Archie Timothy Combs of Eaton; a daughter, Rebecca Hueitt of Crows Landing, Calif.; two sisters, Frances Noble of Chicago, Ill., and Stella Mae Fugate of Kentucky; several aunts and uncles in Breathitt Co. Ky., nine grandchildren, Shane, Doug, Leah, Ashley, Chandra, Chad, Jake, Crystal and Robbie; and seven great- grandchildren, James, Phillip, Cora, Shane Ray, Kabrea, Kayla and Taylor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Rebecca Combs; and a granddaughter Shannon. Arrangements: A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29, at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. ************************************************* DC# 216-334 Arthur COMBS October 19, 1938 residence: 1810 Caspar Ave., Middletown, OH single, white, male occupation: Grocer age: 48 years 4 months 5 days spouse: None born: 14 June 1890 Kentucky died: 19 October 1938 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: cerebral hemorrhage buried: 21 October 1938 Stanton, KY father: Wylie COMBS born Kentucky mother: Celia COMBS born Kentucky informant: Sarah J. Combs funeral home: J. R. Baker Funeral Home, Middletown, OH October 19, 1938 Middletown Journal Grocer Dies of Heart Disease Arthur Combs Found Dead Wednesday Morning Arthur Combs, 55, Charles Street grocer, was found dead in bed at 5:30 A.M. Wednesday at his home, 1813 Casper Avenue, a victim of heart disease. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Combs, went to his room to awaken him and found him dead. The business man worked as usual at his store Tuesday, complaining of illness Tuesday night when he was attended by a physician. His death was a surprise to the family and his customers. Before coming to Middletown two years ago, the grocery proprietor was a resident of West Bend, Ky., to which city his body will be removed for burial. He had established a large patronage in the neighborhood of his store and was well known in the district. Surviving him are one sister, Mrs. Ferinda Critchfield, of Indianapolis; one brother, Clinton Combs, of Madison, Ind., and the sister-in-law and nephew, Clarence, who made their home with him. The Rev. Jeff Everman, of Stanton, Ky. will have charge of the funeral. The body will be taken to West Bend at 10. P.M. Wednesday. Friends may call at the home before that time. Note: I show Arthur COMBS as the s/o Wiley COMBS and Celia COMBS . Wiley COMBS was the s/o Joseph COMBS and Delitha KING. Celia COMBS is the d/o Sira COMBS Sr. and Mary Polly ROBERTS. *************************************** DC# 0902-272 Arthur C. COMBS June 1, 1972 residence: 6740 Aljen Rd., Middletown, Butler Co., OH married, white, male occupation: Shearman, Armco Steel Corp. age: 65 years spouse: Floris GATTS born: 18 September 1906 Hazard, KY died: 1 June 1972 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: coronary occlusion buried: 5 June 1972 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: John COMBS mother: Nan FAULKNER* informant: Mrs. Floris COMBS, same address Note: I believe Nan "Faulkner" is actually Nannie Feltner. John COMBS, s/o George Combs & Mary Ann Baker, married Nannie FELTNER in Perry County Ky. on 22 Mar 1895. 1920 PERRY Co John Combs W 48 Ky (1871-1939) Nanie wife 44 Ky Jesse son 22 Ky Opal dau 17 Ky Bert son 15 Ky Arthur son 13 Ky……..Arthur C. Combs Bethel dau 10 Ky Sallie dau 8 Ky (b 8/1/1912 to Nannie Feltner) Alma dau 5 Ky (b 6/2/1915 to Nannie Combs) Mayme dau 3 Ky (b 11/3/1917 to Nannie Feltner) June 2, 1972 Middletown Journal Arthur C. Combs Arthur C. Combs, 65, of 6740 Aljen Road, was dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital Thursday at 5 p.m. he was working in the garden at his home when he collapsed. Mr. Combs retired last year after being employed since 1943 by Armco Steel Corp. Surviving are his wife, Floris; two sons, Ronnie and Robert of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Lavelle Perkins and Mrs. Opal Agnew of Somerset, Ky., and Mrs. Alma Johnson of Winchester, Ky.; a brother, Albert of Hazard, Ky.; and three grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Riggs Funeral Home, with the Rev. Franklin Woods officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. **************************************** DC# 120-175 Artie COMBS May 16, 1919 residence: 20 Hughes St., Middletown, OH married, white, female occupation: At home age: 42 years 8 months 14 days spouse: John W. COMBS born: 2 September 1877 Kentucky died: 16 May 1919 20 Hughes St., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Pulmonary tuberculosis buried: 19 May 1919 Mt. Sterling, Kentucky father: John SPARTMAN, born Kentucky mother: Halie BURGIE, born Kentucky informant: John W. COMBS, City funeral home: W. N. McCoy, City May 19, 1919 Middletown Journal Artie Combs Mrs. J. W. Combs Death relieved the sufferings of Mrs. J. W. Combs when she passed away at her home on Hughes Street yesterday morning. She is survived by the husband and two children and to them the sincere sympathy of all is being extended during their hour of bereavement. The remains will be shipped to Mt. Sterling, Ky., and interment made there. ************************************************ DC# 0902-540 Ashford COMBS November 22, 1973 residence: 7471 Keister Rd., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: laborer, steel foundry age: 63 years spouse: Elizabeth NOBLE born: 24 Apr 1910 Kentucky died: 22 Nov 1973 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Myocardial infarction buried: 26 Nov 1973 Highland Memorial Cemetery, Miamisburg, OH father: Wade COMBS mother: Polly FUGATE informant: Elizabeth COMBS, 7471 Keister Rd., Middletown, OH Note: Wade Combs was the s/o Harrison COMBS & Margaret COMBS. Polly Fugate was the d/o John FUGATE & Vina MILLER. Harrison Combs was the s/o Jeremiah C. COMBS & Sallie GRIGSBY. Margaret COMBS was the d/o Wesley COMBS & Nancy COMBS. November 23, 1973 Middletown Journal Ashford Combs Ashford Combs, 63, of 7471 Keister Road, was dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital at 9:25 p.m. Thursday. He had been in failing health a year. Mr. Combs was employed from 1952 to 1972 by the Dayton Steel Foundry. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; five sons, Alex of Xenia, Adrian of Trenton, Albery and Omer of Poasttown, and Tommy at home; two daughters, Hazel at home, and Mrs Patsy Moore of Middletown; two brothers, Alex of Aurora, Ind., and Robert of Eaton; four sisters, Mrs. Maggie Combs, Mrs. Belva Johnson and Mrs. Sally Williams of Clay City, Ky., and Mrs. Viney Campbell of Miamisburg; and ten grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the home of the son, Omer, at 8423 Hoover Court, Poasttown, with the Rev. Steve Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery at Miamisburg. Friends may call at the Eaton Funeral Home in Franklin Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. *************************************************** DC# 0902-89 Atron COMBS March 6, 1960 residence: 317 Webster Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH resident of Middletown 35 years divorced, white, male occupation: Painter, Carpenter age: 37 years spouse: None born: 1 April 1922 Louisville, Kentucky died: 6 March 1960 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Multiple cerebral hemorrhages buried: 9 March 1960 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Everett COMBS mother: Elsie FRANKLIN informant: Mrs. Elsie COMBS March 7, 1960 Middletown Journal Fire Takes One Life; Second Death Mystery Atron Combs Two Webster Street residents died yesterday and early today, one succumbing of serious burns, the other dying of serious head injuries, the circumstances of which are still being investigated by city police. The victims were identified as: Atron Combs, 37, 317 Webster St., who was found in the 200 block of Clark Street. Alfred Miller, 78, 110 Webster St., who died of burns received in a fire which followed an explosion at that address. COMBS DIED at 3:37 p.m. yesterday in Middletown Hospital but could not be identified until early this morning. Officers who answered the call at 10:20 a.m. yesterday on Clark Street found the man lying in the snow between the sidewalk and the street in a semi-conscious condition. The Fire Department emergency squad also aided. Because Combs had no wallet, officers were unable to identify him immediately. He was rushed to the hospital by Schramm’s ambulance. Combs was conscious but incoherent when ambulance attendants reached the scene. About 12 police officers viewed the body at the Riggs Funeral Home in an effort to identify the man. They were quoted as saying they had seen him before but could not recall his name. He had a police record of many arrests, mostly for intoxication. ONE OFFICER said he thought the man resembled Combs and his parents were contacted. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Combs, with whom the victim lived, positively identified him as their son. Police were told that Combs had left home around 9 a.m. Sunday. A 17-year-old boy was supposed to have seen Combs fall, but police were unable to locate the youth or any witness. Dr. Garrett J. Boone, Butler County coroner, said Combs died of multiple head injuries but finds it “hard to believe that the man had fallen. He said he did not think a fall caused death and even an assault does not seem likely, he added. Combs suffered two brain hemorrhages, at the base and at the side of the brain, along with left leg and arm bruises and small cuts. One injury at the base of the brain was of the whiplash variety, Boone said. He theorized it was possibly due to an accident. “The injuries don’t fit in with a certain pattern.” the coroner stated. MILLER died at 8:30 a.m. today in Middletown Hospital of first, second and third degree burns over 75 per cent of his body. Answering a call to the Miller home at 7 p.m. yesterday, officers said Miller was putting a container of coffee on a gas stove, which exploded in his face setting Miller’s clothing on fire. Officers said Miller sat down in a heavy cushioned chair and it caught on fire. Patton Boatright, 118 Webster St. found Miller and put out the blaze. Miller was lying on the floor when police arrived. His clothes were still smoking. Miller was rushed to the hospital by Riggs Ambulance. COMBS WAS born at Louisville, Ky., and had been a resident of Middletown 35 years. He had worked as a contract painter and carpenter for a number of local employers. Surviving are a son, Bobby Lee Combs of Middletown; a daughter, Mrs. Elsie May Likens of Middletown; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Combs, with whom he made his home; a brother Arthur of Miamisburg; and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Taylor of Middletown. Arrangements are incomplete at the Riggs Funeral Home. MILLER’S brother, Earl, was burned to death under similar circumstances here about a year ago. Miller was a retired construction worker. He was born in Preble County and had been a resident of Middletown most of his life. Surviving are five sons, Edger, Herman and Franklin of Middletown, Lawrence of Middletown, Rt. 1 and Joe of Levitown, Pa.; nine daughters, Mrs. Bessie Stall, Mrs. Loretta Allen, Mrs. Ora Jean Jones, Mrs. Laura Evans, and Mrs. Arlene Morris, all of Middletown, Mrs. Ethel Richardson of Franklin, Mrs. Josephine Bowers of Dayton, Mrs. Ruby Pratel of Burlington, Mich., and Mrs. Lucille Richardson of Franklin; a brother, R. E. Miller of Middletown; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Pinrod of Dayton, Mrs. Myrtle Schrock of Trenton, and Mrs. Blanche Hughes, living in Montana; 50 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Arrangements are incomplete at the Joseph R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home. ***********************************B*********************************** DC# 0902-151 Bertha COMBS April 4, 1994 residence: 1006 Auburn Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH widow, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 72 years spouse: Widow [Robert E. COMBS] born: 8 July 1921 Hardburley, Kentucky [Hardburly, Ky., Perry Co., Ky.?] died: 4 April 1994 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 7 April 1994 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, OH father: Elihue JOHNSON mother: Susie COLLINS informant: Sandra BYRD, 7762 Cedar Creek Road, Townsend, TN 37882 April 5, 1994 Middletown Journal Bertha [Johnson] Combs Mrs. Bertha Combs, 72, of 1006 Auburn St., died at 8:40 a.m. Monday morning in the emergency room at Middletown Regional Hospital. The Hardburley, Ky., native had lived in this area for 45 years and was a member of the Full Gospel Temple in Germantown. She is preceded in death by her parents Elihue and Susie (Collins) Johnson; her husband, Robert E. Combs in 1982; a daughter, Jerrie K. Musick in 1986; and a sister, Martha Fondren in 1992. Survivors include three sons, Charles E. of Middletown, Robert L. of Franklin and John R. Combs of Hamilton; a daughter Sandra L. Byrd of Townsend, Tenn.; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Johnson of Middletown; and two sisters, Dora McDaniel of Middletown and Mary Mosley of Ary, Ky. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Full Gospel Temple in Germantown with the Revs. Paul Blanton and Dave Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home. ******************************************************* DC# 82 Bertha COMBS April 7, 1916 resident: 812 Jacoby Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, female age: 3 years 5 months 10 days born: 27 August 1912 Kentucky died: 7 April 1916 812 Jacoby Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Myocarditis buried: 8 April 1916 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Andrew COMBS born Kentucky mother: Ollie ESTES born Kentucky informant: Andrew COMBS, City April 8, 1916 Middletown Journal Funeral Of Little Girl Bertha Combs The funeral services of little Bertha Combs, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Combs of Jacoby Avenue took place at 10 o’clock this morning from the residence. Rev. Charles C. Cowgill officiated. Interment in charge of Rathman & McCoy, was made in Middletown Cemetery. ********************************************** DC# 318 Bessie COMBS September 9, 1937 resident: Illinois Ave., Maple Park, Lemon Township, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: At Home age: 35 years 5 months 13 days spouse: Charles COMBS born: 26 May 1902 Kentucky died: 9 September 1937 Illinois Ave., Maple Park, Lemon Township, Butler Co., OH cause:***** buried: 11 September 1937 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Silas DALTON born Kentucky mother: Mollie ROARK born Kentucky informant: Mrs. John ADAMS, R. F. D. ? , City September 10, 1937 Middletown Journal Bessie [Dalton] Combs COMBS- Bessie, 35, died Thursday 7 A.M., at residence, Illinois Ave., Maple Park. Funeral Saturday 2:30 P.M. from the Church of God, Crawford Street. Rev. R. C. Caudill officiating. The body will be at home after Friday noon. Burial Woodside Cemetery. J. R. Baker, funeral director. ************************************************* DC# 0902-335 Bessie COMBS September 17, 1957 residence: 1503 Calumet St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Housewife age: 42 years spouse: not listed [Goodlow Combs] born: 11 October 1914 Middletown, OH died: 17 September 1957 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Carcinoma Breast buried: 21 September 1957 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: William GIBSON mother: Esther BAKER informant: Goodlow COMBS, 1503 Calumet St., Middletown, OH funeral home: Jos. R. Baker & Sons, Middletown, OH September 18, 1957 Middletown Journal Mrs. Bessie [Gibson] Combs Mrs. Bessie Combs, 42, of 1503 Calumet Ave., died at 11:15 p.m. yesterday at Middletown Hospital, where she had been a patient since Sept. 4 with cancer. A native of Middletown, Mrs. Combs attended schools here and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. Surviving are her husband Goodlow; a daughter, Mrs. Lula Taylor of Middletown; and two brothers, Jesse Gibson of Columbus and Garrett Gibson of Orient, Ohio. Arrangements are incomplete at the Joseph R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home. *************************************************** DC# 0902-480 Betty Jean COMBS October 24, 1988 residence: 604 South Highview Rd., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 70 years spouse: David E. COMBS born: 31 May 1918 Ohio died: 24 October 1988 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cardio respiratory arrest buried: 27 October 1988 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Frank NEAL mother: Ruby MC CLAIN informant: David E. COMBS, 604 South Highview Road, Middletown, OH 45044 October 25, 1988 Middletown Journal Betty Jean Combs Mrs. Betty Jean Combs, 70, 604 S. Highview Road, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday at Middletown Regional Hospital where she had been a patient for a day. She was a lifelong resident of Middletown and was a member of the Towne Boulevard Church of God. Survivors include her husband, David E. of Middletown; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra J. Scott of Carlisle; two sons, Reginald D. Combs of Houston, Texas, and David A. Combs of Middletown; a sister, Mrs. Barbara Walters of Middletown; a brother Frank Neal Jr. of Franklin; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home, the Rev. Henry Howard officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. ************************************************** DC# 0902-611 Beulah May COMBS December 15, 1987 residence: 4004 Lewis St., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: clerk, steel industry age: 88 years spouse: Not listed [Virgil COMBS] born: 10 May 1899 Kentucky died: 15 December 1987 at home cause: Advanced generalized a____? buried: 19 December 1987 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH father: William R. STAMPER mother: Armida A. HACKNEY informant: Mr. Charles M. COMBS, 4004 Lewis St., Middletown, OH funeral home: Wilson-Schramm Memorial Funeral Home, Middletown, OH. Note: According to Beulah's obit, she was the widow of Virgil S. COMBS. I show Virgil as the s/o John M. and Fannie TAULBEE Combs. William Stamper & Armida Hackney married in Menifee County on 9 Jun 1889. December 16, 1987 Middletown Journal Beulah May Combs Services for Mrs. Beulah May Combs, 88, 4004 Lewis St. will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wilson- Schramm Memorial Home, the Rev. Roy Lausman officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Combs died Tuesday at her residence. She was a member of St. Paul’s Church and was past president of the War Mothers. She was a lifetime member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil S., in March 1964; a son Paul V. in 1984; and a brother Clel Richard Stamper in 1982. She is survived by a son, Charles of Middletown; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. *************************************************** DC# Bobby COMBS September 3, 1937 residence: 1708 York St., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 9 months 27 days born: 6 November 1936 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 3 September 1937 1708 York St., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Starvation, cervical adenitis buried: 7 September 1937 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Frank COMBS born Kentucky mother: Mary HATTON born Kentucky informant: Frank COMBS, City September 24, 1937 Middletown Journal Child Succumbs to Summer Complaint Bobby Combs Bobby, nine-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Combs, of 1708 York, died at the residence Friday afternoon following a two weeks illness. The infant had been suffering from summer complaint. Besides the parents, the infant leaves three brothers and seven sisters. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. from the residence, with burial at Woodside Cemetery. *************************************************** DC# 0902-445 Bobby Lee COMBS September 21, 1992 residence: 2114 Wellington Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Brakeman, Steel age: 48 years spouse: Lorine BACK born: 24 October 1943 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 21 September 1992 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: Hepatic encephalopathy with DIC buried: 25 September 1992 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Adrian COMBS mother: Laverne WELLS informant: Lorine COMBS, 2112 Wellington Road, Middletown, OH 45044 September 23, 1992 Middletown Journal Bobby Lee Combs Services for Bobby Lee Combs, 48, 2112 Wellington Road, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Joseph Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Moon officiating. Mr. Combs died Monday at Middletown Regional Hospital where he had been a patient for a week. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A lifelong resident of Middletown, he worked as a railroad brake man at Armco. He was a member of the Buena Vista First Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Lorine, a stepson, Michael Jagger of Middletown; his mother, Laverne Coble of Salt Lick, Ky., two sisters, May Lykins of Middletown and Phyllis Hairfield of Goshen; and two grandchildren. ******************************************************* DC# Brenda Fay COMBS July 5, 1944 residence: 221 Charles St., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, female age: 2 months 10 days born: 22 April 1944 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 5 July 1944 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Acute gastroenteritis buried: 7 July 1944 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: General S. COMBS born Wolfe County, Kentucky mother: Helen STAMPER born Wolfe County, Kentucky informant: General COMBS, Middletown, OH funeral home: McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Middletown, OH July 6, 1944 Middletown Journal INFANT CHILD, TWO MONTHS OLD, DIES Brenda Faye Combs Brenda Fay Combs, two-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. General Combs of 221 Charles St. died at Middletown Hospital at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday after having been in the hospital one day. She is survived by her parents and two sisters, Phyllis Jean 6, and Sondra Ann 2; grandparents, Frank Combs of Middletown and Mr. and Mrs. Coon Stamper of Helechawa, Ky. Friends will be received at the home of the grandparents, Frank Combs, 1324 Sycamore St., after 2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be conducted there at 2 p.m. Friday, by the Rev. H. R. Corley. Interment will be made in Woodside cemetery. Arrangements are by McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. ***********************************C*********************************** DC# 217 Vol 9 Callie COMBS August 8, 1916 residence: South Sycamore St. Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, female age: 1 year 5 months 23 days born: 15 February 1915 Kentucky died: 8 August 1918 South Sycamore Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Amebic Dysentery buried: 9 August 1918 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Cleveland COMBS born Kentucky mother: Nettie LAWSON born Kentucky informant: Cleveland COMBS, City funeral home: A. T. Wilson & Son August 9, 1916 Middletown Journal Infant Dies Callie Combs Callie, the one-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Combs, died last night at 7:30 o’clock at the home of its parents on South Sycamore Street. The funeral was held this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the residence and was in charge of Rev. Foster. Burial was made in the Middletown Cemetery by Wilson. *********************************************** DC# 0902-136 Callie COMBS Reynolds March 22, 1989 residence: 1520 Fairmount Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 76 years spouse: widow [Henry Clay REYNOLDS] born: 2 April 1912 Lee County, Kentucky died: 22 March 1989 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Chronic congestive heart failure buried: 25 March 1989 Entombment, Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Andrew COMBS mother: Elvira GROSS informant: Dan REYNOLDS, 1520 Fairmont Ave., Middletown, OH 45044 _____________ Middletown Journal, Callie COMBS Reynolds Mrs. Callie Reynolds, 76, 1520 Fairmont St., died Wednesday at Middletown Regional Hospital where she had been a patient for a month. The native of Lee County, Ky., she had lived here for 17 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay, who died in 1964, and by a sister, Mrs. Mattie Smith, a brother, William Boyd, and a son Lee Reynolds. [*see correction] Surviving are two sons, Dan and William H., both of Middletown; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Embs of Irvine, Ky., Mrs. Eula Mae Embs of Lexington, Ky. and Mrs. Cora Jane Dance of Middletown; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Svarda of Middletown; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Wilson officiating. Entombment will be at Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. The family suggest memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society Correction: Mrs. Mattie Reynolds Smith was Callie’s daughter. William Boyd Reynolds and Lee Woodrow Reynolds were Callie’s sons. Callie Combs was the daughter of Andrew M. Combs and Elvira Gross. Callie Combs married Henry Clay Reynolds son of Daniel H. Reynolds and Mary Jane Terry of Owsley County, Ky. ************************************************* DC# 0902-19 Calvin Coolridge Combs January 7, 1990 residence: 13667 S. R. 122, Somerville, Preble County, OH married, white, male occupation: Drop hammer operator, Metal forging manufacturer age: 66 years spouse: Elizabeth A. BISHOP born: 2 December 1923 Perry County, Kentucky died: 7 January 1990 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Sudden cardiac death buried: 11 January 1990 Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Sherman COMBS mother: Latissaha HUNT informant: Elizabeth A. COMBS, 13667 S. R. 122, Somerville, OH 45064 January 9, 1990 Middletown Journal Calvin Coolridge Combs SOMERVILLE – Services for Calvin C. Combs, 66, 13667 Ohio 122, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Heavenly Highway Tabernacle with the Revs.Billy Wilson and Lawrence Bishop officiating. Mr. Combs died at 10:39 p.m. Sunday in the emergency room at Middletown Regional Hospital after being stricken at home. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Middletown. The Perry County, Ky., native worked 39 years at the Harrison-Thomas Drop Forge Co., Dayton. He was a member of the Heavenly Highway Tabernacle. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Avenelle Combs; two sons, Roger and Calvin Lannie, both of Dayton; a step daughter, Diane Lewis of Somerville; two stepsons, Haran Lewis of Camden and Daniel Lewis of Somerville; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Laura Napier of Kentucky; and a half brother, Sherman Combs of Indiana. ************************************************** DC# 0902-421 Carl COMBS September 13, 1976 residence: 4900 Central Avenue, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Senior Draftsman-Metal Products, Armco Steel Corporation age: 49 years spouse: Carla Sue WHITE born: 25 November 1926 Ohio died: 13 September 1976 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: buried: 16 September 1976 Entombment Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes March 5, 1952 – March 4, 1956 father: Willie COMBS mother: Millie COMBS informant: Mrs. Carla COMBS, 4900 Central Ave., Middletown, OH 45042 September 14, 1976 Middletown Journal Carl Combs Carl Combs, 49, of 4900 Central Ave., died at 9 p.m. yesterday at Middletown Hospital, where he was a patient one day. He had had an extended illness. Mr. Combs was a veteran of the Korean War, was senior draftsman in the metal products division of Armco Steel Corp., where he worked for 20 years. He retired in January due to ill health. He was a member of the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God and was an active participant in its music programs and various other committees in Sunday’s church bulletin, a letter was reprinted from Mr. Combs expressing his appreciation to members of the Men of the Church of God, of which he was a member, who painted his home two weeks ago while he was in the hospital. Mr. Combs is survived by his wife, Carla; two sons, Douglas and Scott, both at home; a daughter, Candace, also at home; his mother, Mrs. Millie Combs of Middletown; a brother, Eugene of Middletown; and a sister Mrs. Nelda Davis of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Friends may call at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. and at the First Church of God on Breiel Boulevard Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to time of service at 10:30. The Rev. J. Herschel Caudill will officiate. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society. ************************************************* DC# 325 Carlie COMBS October 8, 1931 residence: 1808 Lawn Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: At home age: 32 years 4 months 5 days spouse: Matt COMBS born: 3 June 1899 died: 8 October 1931 Kentucky cause: Cardiac Failure Sudden buried: 12 October 1931 Beattyville, Kentucky father: Green BRANDURY born Kentucky mother: Cush WILSON born Kentucky informant: Matt COMBS, City October 9, 1931 Middletown Journal Carlie Combs COMBS – Mrs. Carlie, 1808 Lawn Avenue, died unexpectedly Wednesday night at 11:30 o’clock at her home. She is survived by her husband, Matt; two sons and one daughter. Funeral arrangements in charge of Joseph R. Baker, will be announced later. ************************************************* DC# 0902-350 Chalmer COMBS June 21, 2000 residence: 6123 Hawkins Road, Liberty Township, Butler County, OH widowed, white, male occupation: Carpenter, Construction age: 75 years spouse: Not listed born: 6 October 1924 Fisty County, Kentucky died: 21 June 2000 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Renal failure, congestive heart failure burial: 26 June 2000 Butler County Memorial Park, Wayne Twp., Butler County, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Drew COMBS mother: Perry Lee COMBS informant: Karen Sue PARKS, 125 Bridle Pass Way, Monroe, OH 45050 June 23, 2000 Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio Chalmer Combs Chalmer Combs, 75, of Liberty Township, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born on Oct. 6, 1924 in Fisty County, Ky., the son of Drew Combs and Perry Lee (Combs) Combs. He served his country in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Combs was an avid equestrian. He participated in horse shows and was also a flag bearer in horse shows and the Monroe parade Surviving are three sons, Anthony Andrew (Krisi) Combs of Springboro and Chris and Kevin Combs both of Liberty Township; three daughters, Mary Rose (Keith) Farmer of Middletown, Kim (Jeff) Sullivan of Liberty Township and Karen Sue (Todd) Parks of Monroe; four sisters, Estelle Boleyn of Garrett, Ky., Lowell Baker of Liberty Township, Ohio, Matilda Day of Middletown and Wendy Fugate of Carrie, Ky.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; Anna Fay, on Sept. 16,1996; his parents Drew and Perry Lee Combs; a son, Andrew Combs; and a sister Fayma Combs. ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, at Wilson-Schramm- Spaulding Funeral Home in Middletown, with the Rev. Charles Wolflnbarger officiating. Interment will be in Butler County Memorial Park in Wayne Township. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home ******************************************************** DC# 437 Vol 21 Charles Edward COMBS November 4, 1928 residence: 522 Moore, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white male age: 1 month 2 days born: 2 October 1928 Middletown, OH died: 4 November 1928 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Acute Gastro-enteritis buried: 5 November 1928 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH father: James H. COMBS born Kentucky mother: Nannie HIGHLY born Kentucky informant: James COMBS, City November 5, 1928 Middletown Journal Infant Buried In Middletown Cemetery Charles Edward Combs Funeral services for Charles, one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Combs, 522 Moore Street, who died Sunday, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was made in Middletown Cemetery in charge of Undertaker W. N. McCoy. ****************************************************** DC# 902-573 Charles Edward COMBS December 28, 1994 residence: 101 N. Breiel Blvd., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Superintendent, Paper age: 74 years spouse: Fern Lucille STANLEY born: 7 December 1920 Middletown, OH died: 28 December 1994 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: Pneumonia buried: 31 December 1994 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Andrew COMBS mother: Ollie ESTES informant: Fern L. COMBS, 101 N, Breiel Blvd., Middletown, OH December 29, 1994 Middletown Journal Charles Edward Combs Sr. Charles Edward Combs Sr., 74, of North Breiel Boulevard, died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at Middletown Regional Hospital, where he had been a patient for three days. A Middletown native, he had lived here his entire lifetime and was as Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Mr. Combs was formerly employed as a superintendent at St. Regis Paper Co., where he worked for 24 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the Breiel Boulevard Church of God and the American Legion Post 218. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Fern L.; three sons, C. Edward Combs Jr. and Rodney Alan Combs, both of Middletown, and Mark Andrew of Franklin; three brothers, Ray, Donald and Jerry all of Middletown; three sisters, Ella Hines and Wanda Faulkner, both of Middletown, and Nancy Ballard of Springboro; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Ollie Combs; two sisters, Shirley Phillips and Millie Combs; and a brother Clayton. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home, with the Rev. J. Herschel Caudill officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice. **************************************************** DC# 0902-662 Charles R. COMBS December 10, 1998 residence: 751 Kensington Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH divorced, white, male occupation: Painter, Construction age: 73 years spouse: None born: 12 October 1925 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 10 December 1998 Middletown Regional Hospital, Butler County, OH cause: buried: 15 December 1998 Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Keen COMBS mother: Josephine COMBS informant: Mike COMBS, 3007 Morgan Street, Middletown, OH December 12, 1998 Middletown Journal Charles R. Combs Charles R. Combs, 73, of Middletown, died Thursday evening, Dec. 10, 1998, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born in Middletown on Oct. 12, 1925, a son of Keen and Josephine Combs, and was a lifelong resident. Mr. combs was a World War II Navy veteran. He had worked as a painter and retired from the Joe Johnson Construction Co. He is survived by five daughters, Rita Igo and Penny Combs, both of Tampa, Fla., Bonnie Hamilton of Miamisburg and Crystal Cornett and Sherry Combs, both of Middletown; four sons, Eugene Combs of Trenton, Jerry and Ray Combs, both of Troy, Ohio, and Mike Combs of Middletown; 33 grandchildren and several great-grand-children; and a brother Goodlow Combs of Middletown. *************************************************** DC# 0902-492 Cheryl Ann Combs December 7, 1963 residence: Hale Avenue, Germantown, Box 24, Montgomery County, OH child, white, female age: 5 years born: 27 August 1958 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 7 December 1963 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause:______? l frontal lobe brain buried: 10 December 1963 Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Poasttown, OH father: Charles COMBS mother: Mary Lou MURPHY informant: Mrs. Charles COMBS, Germantown, OH December 7, 1963 Middletown Journal Girl, 5, Dies; Injured In Tumble From Rocker Cheryl Ann Combs Cheryl Ann Combs, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Combs of Hale Avenue, Germantown, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Middletown Hospital. The child had suffered head injuries Nov. 20 when she fell off of a rocking chair. The girl was examined by a doctor the day after the accident, when she complained of pain and was admitted to the hospital the following Sunday. She was dismissed the day before Thanksgiving Day and readmitted last Wednesday. Surgery was performed yesterday. An autopsy was performed today. Cheryl Ann was born in Middletown and was a resident here until Oct. 12 when the family moved to Germantown. She attended kindergarten at Poasttown School. Surviving are her parents; three brothers, Ricky, Mark, and David, and a sister, Linda Ruth, all at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Murphy of Frenchburg, Ky. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rodney Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Poasttown. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ****************************************************** STILLBIRTH DC# 301 Chrylen Christine COMBS August 21, 1944 residence: Jackson Lane, R. R. #2, Middletown, Butler County, OH infant, female delivery: 21 August 1944 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Dystoois disproportion foetal head and pelvic outlet burial: 22 August 1944 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH funeral director: Jos. R. Baker father: Garwood COMBS, white 17 years old, born Middletown, Ohio, Steel worker, American Rolling Mill children: 0 children living 0 previous children died mother: Eva Rae ARMITAGE, white, 17 years old, born West Virginia informant: Garwood COMBS, R. R. #2, Middletown, OH ************************************************** DC# 0902-123 Clara COMBS Willoughby March 2 1985 residence: 1406 Woodlawn Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 70 years spouse: widow [Charles Willoughby] born: 2 October 1985 Kentucky died: 2 March 1985 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 5 March 1985 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Keen COMBS mother: Josephine COMBS informant: Diana HOLLAN, 109 Sal Blvd. #A, Trenton, OH 45067 March 3, 1985 Middletown Journal Clara Willoughby Clara Willoughby, 70, 1406 Woodlawn Ave., died at Middletown Regional Hospital Saturday at 11:05 a.m. She had lived in Middletown for 55 years. Mrs. Willoughby is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Zina Taylor, Mrs. Judy Couch, Mrs. Diana Hollon, Mrs. McGlenna Salley, all of Middletown; three sons, James Combs, John Willoughby and Barry Willoughby, all of Middletown; a sister, Mrs. Effie Meadows; three brothers, John Combs, Charles Combs and Goodlow Combs; and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. VCM Note: Clara Combs married Charles Willoughby b. 5 April 1915 Kentucky d. 14 October 1973 Los Angles, California. ********************************************************* DC# 0902-163 Cleveland COMBS June 19, 1953 residence: 622 Waite Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Tile setter, J. W. Holman age: 68 years 6 months 11 days spouse: Not listed [Nettie LARISON] born: 8 December 1884 Breathitt County, Kentucky died: 19 June 1953 622 Waite Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause Cerebral hemorrhage buried: 23 June 1953 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Willie COMBS [William D. COMBS] mother: Unable to learn [Phoebie BELCHER] informant: James W. COMBS no address June 20, 1953 Middletown Journal Cleveland Combs Cleveland Combs, 68, of 622 Waite St., died at 3: 45 p.m. Friday at his residence. Ill the last three months, Mr. Combs had been bedfast for a week. A resident of Middletown since 1916, Mr. Combs was a tile setter by trade for the past 40 years was associated with J. W. Holman. The father of Lt. James Combs and Patrolman John Combs of the Middletown Police Department, he is also survived by his wife, Nettie; two other sons, David and Cleveland Jr.; five daughters, Mrs. Etta Bechner, Mrs. Grace Short, Mrs. Lois Back, Mrs. Ruth Higgins and Nona Osborne, all of Middletown; a brother, Otto of Gratis; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Fultz of Michigan, Mrs, Josephine Combs of Middletown and Mrs. Leath Dixion of Maysville, Ky. Friends may call at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. The body will lie in state at the Full Gospel Tabernacle on North Verity Parkway from noon Tuesday until time of service at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. W. Sullivan will officiate. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. ************************************************** DC# 0902-207 Clifford Lee COMBS April 21, 1981 residence: 202 Burton Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Car painter, Lincoln-Mercury-Gross Body age: 63 years spouse: Onda MILTON born: 28 August 1917 Michigan died: 21 April 1981 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cardiorespiratory arrest buried: 24 April 1981 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes June 26, 1943 – April 5, 1946 father: Walker COMBS mother: Margaret (blank) informant: Onda COMBS, 202 Burton Road, Middletown, OH 45042 April 22, 1981 Middletown Journal Clifford Lee Combs Clifford L. Combs, 63, of 202 Burton Road, died at 11:42 p.m. Tuesday at Middletown Hospital. Mr. Combs, who was born in Michigan but lived here most of his life, had been seriously ill for the past four months. He worked as a car painter for 40 years at Lincoln-Mercury dealership and Gross Body Shop, retiring in 1979. Mr. Combs was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Jefferson Lodge 90, F&AM. Survivors include his wife, Onda; a son, Joseph of Middletown; five brothers, Harlan, Thomas, Edward, David and Elmer, all of Middletown; two sisters, Mrs. Freida Hall and Miss Margaret Combs, both of Middletown; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Woodside Cemetery, with Dr. Howard Sears officiating. Friends may call at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The family request memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society. ****************************************** DC# 0902-14 Clyde F. COMBS April 22, 1957 residence: 411 Young Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH resided in city 56 years married, white, male occupation: Plumber, Armco Steel Corp. age: 64 years born: 31 January 1893 Washing C. H., OH died 22 April 1957 411 Young St., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: _______heart disease burial: 24 April 1957 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father Elmer COMBS mother: Rosetta SHIRER informant: Mrs. Margaret COMBS, Young St. April 22, 1957 Middletown Journal Cylde Combs Sr. Dies At 64; Plumber For Armco Clyde F. Combs Sr. Clyde F. Combs Sr., 64, died at 5:30 a.m. today at his home 411 Young St., after an illness of two days. Mr. Combs an Armco employee 36 years was associated with the master plumbers division of the company at the General Office building. At one time he operated his own plumbing business here for 12 years. Surviving are his wife Margaret Root Combs; two sons, Clyde Jr. of Spokane, Wash., and Jack Combs of Middletown; two daughters, Mrs. William Spies of Middletown and Mrs. George Meloy of Lebanon; six grandchildren; two brothers, Leslie of Middletown and Carl Combs of Oakland, Calif. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First EUB Church, with the Rev. E. R. Turner and the Rev. E. H. Hammon officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and at the church after noon Wednesday. *********************************************************** FETAL DC# 0902-2 Courtney Marie COMBS March 19, 1999 infant, female delivery:19 March 1999 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Unknown burial: 23 March 1999 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, OH funeral director: Baker-Stevens Funeral Home mother: Constance Marie ANGEL, born Jan. 1, 1978, 21 years old residence: 630 Wilson Street, Middletown, Butler County, Ohio father: Larry COMBS, born Jan. 20, 1973, 26 years old informant: Constance ANGEL, 630 Wilson Street, Middletown, Ohio 45044 ***********************************D*********************************** DC# 0902-423 Darline COMBS December 22, 1956 residence:R. R. #1 West Middletown Rural, Butler County, OH child, white, female age: 3 years born: 5 October 1953 Middletown, OH died: 22 December 1956 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: [meningococcina, duration 1 day]* burial: 24 December 1956 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Jonathan L. COMBS mother: Ethel MORRIS informant: Homer D. Leffler, Middletown funeral home. McCoy-Leffler VCM Note*: I was unable to read the cause of death on this certificate. The information above was obtained from the records of the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. December 23, 1958 Middletown Journal Darline Combs Funeral services for Darline Combs, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Combs of West Middletown Rt. 1, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. The child died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday at Middletown Hospital. *********************************************************** DC# #337 Darrell COMBS October 18, 1933 residence: R. F. D. # 1 Middletown, Lemon Township, Butler County, OH child, white, male age 28 days born: 22 September 1933 Middletown, OH died: 18 October 1933 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Entero-Colitis burial: 20 October 1933 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Andrew COMBS born Kentucky mother: Ollie ESTES born Kentucky informant: Andrew COMBS, R. F. D. #L, City funeral home: J. R. Baker October 18, 1933 Middletown Journal Month-Old-Son Dies Wednesday Darrell Combs Darrell, one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Combs, of Rural Route One, Green Acres, died Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock. The infant died at Middletown Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the late residence, Rev. R. C. Caudill of the Church of God officiating. Burial will be made in Middletown Cemetery. ***************************************************** DC# 49 David Alan COMBS February 10, 1947 residence: 1204 Curtis Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 6 hours 55 minutes born: 9 February 1947 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 10 February 1947 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cerebral hemorrhage, Birth injury burial: 11 February 1947 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Otto K. COMBS born: Viper, Kentucky mother: Marianna CORNETT born Winchester, Kentucky informant: O. K. COMBS, Middletown, OH David Alan Combs…no obituary found ************************************************** DC# 0902-2201 David Elmer COMBS May 2, 1993 residence: 8615 Nanwich Court, Franklin, Warren County, OH widowed, white, male occupation: Crane Leader, Steel age: 80 years spouse: Not listed born 17 July 1912 Middletown, OH died: 2 May 1993 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Congestive Heart Failure? burial: 5 May 1993 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Carl E. COMBS mother: Lillian ROGERS informant: Sabdra SCOTT, 8615 Nanwich Court, Franklin, OH 45005 David Elmer Combs…no obituary found at this time ************************************************* DC# 0902- 252 Dessa COMBS June 3, 1983 residence: 511 N. Marshall Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Owner & operator, Combs Grocery age 94 years spouse: Not listed [Henry COMBS] born: 9 January 1889 Kentucky died: 3 June 1983 Colonial Nursing Home, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause Respiratory failure burial: 6 June 1983 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH father: James R. BACK mother: Vina BACK informant: Owen COMBS, 511 N. Marshall Road, Middletown, OH 45042 June 5, 1983 Middletown Journal Dessa Combs Mrs. Dessa Combs, 94, of 511 N. Marshall Road, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home where she had been a patient for two years. A native of Jackson, Ky., Mrs. Combs moved to Middletown in 1916 where she and her husband operated Combs Grocery. Before moving to Middletown she was a teacher in Jackson. Mrs. Combs was a member of the Prosser Chapter Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in 1962, and a son, Alton in, 1967. Survivors include a son, Owen of Middletown; six grandchildren; 12 great-grand- children; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity. ******************************************************* DC# 0902-6 Dixie M. COMBS January 3, 1980 residence: 422 E. 4th St., Franklin, Warren County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Cook, cafeteria worker, Middletown Board of Education age: 78 years spouse: Not listed [William Ferris COMBS] born: 11 Mar 1911 KY died: 3 Jan 1980 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Hypertension burial: 7 Jan 1980 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH father: James McQUINN mother: Genoa SPENCER informant: William COMBS Note: Dixie’s husband was William Farris Combs, s/o Elhannon & Katey Fugate Combs. January 4, 1980 Middletown Journal Dixie M. Combs Mrs. Dixie M. Combs, 78, of the Franklin Nursing Home, died at Middletown Hospital Thursday afternoon. She had been ill for the past two years, and prior to becoming a patient at the Franklin Nursing Home she lived at 1503 Brown Ave., Middletown. Mrs. Combs was born in Wolfe County, Ky., moved to Middletown and worked here as a cafeteria employee in the Middletown schools, retiring in 1965. Survivors include a son, William of Middletown; a son, James, died in 1978; three sisters, Mrs. Ursa Trimble of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Elsie Burns of Deming, N. M., and Mrs. Della Terrile of Dayton; and a grand-daughter. Services will be at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev, Gerald Green officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-466 Donald Leford COMBS October 27, 1974 residence: 112 Webster St., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, male occupation: Columbia Gas System age: 82 years spouse: Not listed born: 18 December 1891 Kentucky died: 27 October 1974 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Myocardial Infraction burial: 29 October 1974 Hamilton Chapel, Hawkins Branch, Kentucky US Armed Forces: No father: UTL mother: UTL informant: Mrs. Rose FOIST, 1716 Flemming Road, Middletown, OH October 28, 1974 Middletown Journal Donald Ledford Combs Donald L. Combs, 82, of 112 Webster St., was dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital at 10:35 a.m. Sunday where he was taken after collapsing at home. Mr. Combs was born in Kentucky and had been a resident of Middletown 20 years. He was a retired employee of the Columbia Gas System in Menifee County, Ky. Surviving are a son , Bobby, of Frenchburg, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Rose Foist of Middletown and Mrs. Virgie Branman of Frenchburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Chapel, Hankins Branch, Ky. Friends may call at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. *********************************************** DC# 0902-164 Dorothy [Brooks] COMBS April 1, 1992 residence: 3010 Finley Street, Lemon Township, Butler County, OH divorced, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 63 years spouse: Not listed born: 13 March 1929 Middletown, OH died: 1 April 1992 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Hypertension, Heart Failure burial: 3 April 1992 Butler County Memorial Park, Wayne Township, OH father: Bruce BROOKS mother Lula BANKS informant: Michael COMBS, 3007 Morgan Street, Middletown, OH 45044 *********************************************** DC# 0902-561 Dorothy [Ingram] COMBS December 28, 1982 residence: 1928 Fernwood St., Middletown, Butler Co., OH married, caucasian, female occupation: housewife and homemaker age: 54 years spouse: Ira COMBS born: 4 April 1928 OH died: 28 Dec 1982 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: buried: 30 December 1982 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH father: Oliver CASSITY mother: Eva INGRAM informant: Mr. Ira COMBS **************************************** DC# 0902-692 Dorothy M. COMBS December 9, 2000 residence: 5321 S. Dixie Hwy., Franklin, Warren County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Clerk, Dept. Store age: 76 years spouse: Not listed born: 24 December 1923 Middletown, OH died: Garden Manor, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Respiratory arrest, Pneumonia, Alzheimeis disease burial: 13 December 2000 Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, OH father: Ed BACK mother: Pricie RAE informant: Pricie GOLDEN, 5321 S. Dixie Hwy., Franklin, Butler County, OH funeral home: Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N. Main Street, Germantown, OH 45327 Dorothy M. Combs…no obituary found ************************************************** DC# 0902-11 Douglass Ray COMBS January 7, 1966 residence: 5 Cranewood Drive, Trenton, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 3 years born: 19 August 1966 Middletown, OH died: 7 January 1966 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cerebral insuffency? Internal hydrocephalus burial: 9 January 1966 Combs Cemetery, Pebworth, Kentucky father: Estill Eugene COMBS mother: Ivona Maxine CALDWELL informant: Estill Eugene COMBS, 5 Cranewood Drive, Trenton, OH January 7, 1966 Middletown Journal Douglas R. COMBS Douglas Ray Combs, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Estill E. Combs of 5 Cranewood Drive, Trenton, was pronounced dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital at 3:34 a.m. today. An Autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Patricia, and a brother, Ronald, both at home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Joseph R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home. January 8, 1966 Middletown Journal Douglas Combs Services for Douglas R. Combs, Three year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Estill E. Combs of 5 Cranewood Drive, Trenton, will be held tomorrow at Booneville, Ky. The boy, ill since birth, died yesterday at his home. Local arrangements are by the Joseph R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home. ***********************************E*********************************** DC# 0902-358 Earl R. COMBS August 31, 1979 residence: 108 Monroe Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Crane leader, Armco Inc. age: 58 years spouse: Mildred WALKER born: 16 August 1921 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 31 August 1979 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: buried: 4 September 1979 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: 3 August 1942 – 2 October 1945 father: Walker COMBS mother: Maggie ESTOS [ESTES] informant: Mrs. Maggie COMBS, 108 Monroe Street, Middletown, OH 45042 September 1, 1979 Middletown Journal Earl Combs Earl Combs, 58, of 108 Monroe St., died yesterday at Middletown Hospital where he had been a patient for 10 days. He was a native of Middletown and lived here all his life. Mr. Hunter [Combs] was retired from Armco. He also served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Junior Order of United American Mechanics and a former member of Box 45. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; one son Rick of Trenton; six brothers, Harlan, Clifford, Clarence, David, Elmer and Thomas Combs, all of Middletown; two sisters, Mrs. Freida Hall and Miss Margaret Combs, both of Middletown; and three grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Riggs Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. **************************************************** DC# 0902-518 Earnest COMBS October 15, 1989 residence: 2106 Baltimore St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Construction worker, Construction age: 64 years spouse: Betty BRYANT born: 8 January 1925 Kentucky died: 15 October, 1989 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH US Armed Forces: No buried: 18 October, 1989 Quillian Cemetery, Quillians Chappel, Wolfe County, KY funeral home: Shackelford Funeral Home, Box 65, Campton, KY 41301 father: Tom COMBS mother: Mary GILBERT informant: Betty COMBS, 2106 Baltimore St., Middletown, OH Earnest Combs Oct 15, 1989….obituary not found ************************************************* DC# 0902-238 Delayed Certificate Edna COMBS May 31, 1982 residence: 6501 Germantown Rd., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 70 years spouse: Wise COMBS born: 18 June 1911 Tenn. died: 31 May 1982 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: buried: 2 June 1982 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Butler County, OH father: Joe BOSHEARS mother: Ida WILSON informant: Wise COMBS, 6501 Germantown Road, Middletown, OH 45042 May 31, 1982 Middletown Journal Edna Combs Mrs. Edna Combs, 70, of 6501 Germantown Road, died at Middletown Hospital today at 1:10 a.m. after an illness of 54 weeks. Mrs. Combs lived here since 1948 and was previously of LaFollette, Tenn. She is survived by her husband Wise; a daughter, Mrs. Sandy Gale Gordon of Middletown: two brothers, Uriah Boshears of Middletown and Riley Boshears of Warren, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Curfman of Middletown and Mrs. Ethel Carroll of LaFollette, Tenn. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Breitenbach-McCoy- Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Steffy officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. ********************************************** DC# 0902-297 Effie Mae COMBS Meadows July 11, 1995 residence: 751 Kensington Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age 73 years spouse: widow born: 17 June 1922 Breathitt County, Kentucky died: 11 July 1995 Barbara Parke Convalescent Center, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: buried: 14 July 1995 North Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, OH father: Keen COMBS mother: Josephine COMBS informant: Marilyn WHITAKER, 2814 Oxford Avenue, Middletown, OH 45042 VCM Note: Effie Mae Combs married 1st Chester Leroy Wallace b. 8 October 1915, Ashland, Kentucky d. 28 April 1944 Middletown, Butler County, Ohio. He was the son of George Wallace, born West Virginia and Flora Douglas, born Kentucky. ************************************************* DC# 162 Vol 30 Elizabeth COMBS May 5, 1937 residence: 300 Crawford St., Middletown, OH widowed, white, female occupation: At home age: 74 years 2 months 15 days spouse: Fred COMBS born: 17 February 1863 Kentucky died: 5 May 1937 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: buried: 7 May 1937 Denniston, KY father: Josiah SORRELL born KY mother: Unknown born KY informant: Nora BARKER, City May 6, 1937 Middletown Journal Woman Expires At Home of Daughter Survived By 94 Great Grand Children Elizabeth Combs Mrs. Elizabeth Combs. 74, died at 4:45 P.M. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Obadiah Baker of 300 Crawford Street. She had been in failing health the past year and bedfast much of the last three months. Mrs. Combs was the widow of Fred Combs. Since his death, Mrs. Combs had made her home among her children for more than 20 years. She came to Middletown 22 years ago from Densington, Ky., where she affiliated with the Church of God when 14 years old. She devoted herself to the interests of the Crawford Street Church of God. Mrs. Combs is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Barker, Mrs. Louemma Lovelace, of this city, Mrs. Florence Byrd, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Minnie Wells of Densington, Ky.; Mrs. Merribee Wells, of Big Woods, Ky., Mrs. Minnie Frisby of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one son, Everett Combs, of Densington, Ky.; 52 grandchildren and 94 great grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Lou Barker, and Mrs. Mellissa McClanahan of Middletown; Mrs. Martha Byrd, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Catherine Spencer, of Texas, and one brother Frank Sorrell, of Scranton, Ky. The Rev. R. C. Caudill pastor of the Church of God, will conduct the funeral at 7:30 P.M. Thursday at the Baker Funeral Home. The body will be sent to to Densington, Ky. Friday for burial. ****************************************************** DC# 0902-617 Ella COMBS Hines November 6, 1999 residence: 1215 Barnitz St., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Manager, Bakery Dept. City Schools age 88 years spouse: None widowed born: 21 February 1911 Unknown, Kentucky died: 6 November 1999 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: buried: 9 November 1999 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Andrew COMBS mother: Ollie ESTES informant: Marilyn LINDSAY, 525 Quail Run, Middletown, Ohio 45042 November 7, 1999 Middletown Journal Ella Combs Hines Mrs. Ella Combs Hines, 88, of Middletown, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at 5:15 p.m. at Middletown Regional Hospital where she had been a patient for one day. She was born Feb. 21, 1911, in Kentucky, but lived in Middletown most of her life. She was formerly employed as a waitress for the Colony Restaurant. She was then manager of the cafeteria for Garfield School of Middletown City Schools and during the summers served as the director for the Fresh Air Camp. Prior to her retirement, she served as the Bakery Department Manager at Middletown High School. She was a member of the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God and the Order of Eastern Star. Cooking was her vocation and her hobby and everyone enjoyed the delicious meals she prepared. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Ollie (Estes) Combs; her husband, Clyde R. Hines, in 1993; a son, Gary Hines, in 1961; two sisters, Shirley Phillips and Millie Combs; and two brothers, Clayton Combs and Charles E. Combs. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Lindsay, and husband Kenneth of Middletown; three brothers, Ray Combs and wife Glenna, Don Combs and wife Donna, and Jerry Combs and wife Isle, all of Middletown; two sisters, Wanda Faulkner and husband Elmer of Middletown, and Nancy Ballard and husband Mitchell of Franklin; two sisters-in-law, Fern Combs of Middletown and Nona Scott of Titusville, Fla.; a stepmother, Bessie Combs of Middletown; four grandchildren, Tana Barker and husband Ron, Lisa Banks, Gary Hines and wife Debbie and James Lindsay, all of Middletown; six great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Keith Barker, Travis and Katlyn Banks and Meghan and Chelsea Lindsay, all of Middletown; two step-great-grandchildren, Tommy and Shelly Miller of Middletown; one step-great-great-grandchild, Corey; and a host of nieces and nephews. ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 Main St. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Colp officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God, 2000 N. Breiel Blvd., Middletown, 45042. ********************************************************* DC# 0902-233 Elmer L. COMBS May 9, 1981 residence: 718 Elwood Street, Middletown, OH married, white, male occupation: Frigidaire, Division of General Motors age: 66 years spouse: Margery STEPHENS born: 14 September 1914 MI. died: 9 May 1981 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 12 May 1981 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Walker COMBS mother: Maggie ESTES informant: Mrs. Margery COMBS, 718 Elwood Street, Middletown, OH 45042 May 10, 1981 Middletown Journal Elmer L. “Bud” Combs Elmer L. “Bud” Combs, 66, of 718 Elwood St., died Saturday afternoon at Middletown Hospital following a two-year illness. He was an employee of Frigidaire in Dayton for 30 years before retiring in 1974. Survivors include his wife, Margery; three daughters, Miss Juanita M. Combs of Middletown, Mrs. Lois R. Gochoel of Cincinnati and Miss Cathryn S. Rahmlow of Middletown; four brothers, Harlan, Thomas, C. Edward and David, all of Middletown; two sisters, Miss Margaret Combs and Mrs. Freida Hall both of Middletown. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Riggs Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Visitations will be at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Middletown Butler Unit of the American Cancer Society. **************************************************** DC# 0902-375 Emma Vesta COMBS July 1, 1999 residence: 3717 Fiesta Way, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Aid, Nursing age: 68 years spouse: widowed born: 9 February 1931 Jackson, Kentucky died: 1 July, 1999 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 6 July 1999 Mound Cemetery, Monroe, OH father: Harlan STRONG mother: Lucy SPICER informant: Jerlan L. TOM, 3717 Fiesta Way, Middletown, OH 45044 July 3, 1999 Middletown Journal Emma Vesta Combs Mrs. Emma Vesta Combs, 68, of Middletown, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Jackson, Ky., on Feb. 9, 1931, to the late Harlan and Lucy Strong and lived in this area since 1960. Mrs. Combs was employed as a nurse’s aide for 12 years. She had worked at Otterbein- Lebanon Retirement Community, Garden Manor Care Center, Mount Pleasant Retirement Community and Barbara Park Care Center. She was a member of the Dixie Highway Christian Center. She is survived by two daughters, Martha Angel, and her husband, Eugene, Jerlan Combs-Tom, all of Middletown; a son Sid Combs of Middletown: three granddaughters, Judy Campbell, and her husband, David, and Joni Robinson and Jenna Combs, all of Middletown: five great-grandchildren, Jamie Campbell, Maggie Mae Nester, Michael Adams, David Campbell and Alex Angel, all of Middletown; a brother, William Strong of West Carrollton; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Combs in 1996; her parents; a sister, Gerladean Neace; and a brother, Sidney Strong. Arrangements: Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with pastor Rev. Owen D. Bowling officiating. Interment will be at Mound Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial : Memorial contributions may be made to the Dixie Christian Center, 5287 Dixie Highway, Middletown 45042. *************************************************** DC# 258 Vol 12 Ethel COMBS September 8, 1919 residence: 1213 1/2 Sycamore St., Middletown, OH child, white, female age: 1 year 0 months 14 days born: 25 August 1918 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 8 September 1919 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Gastro-Enteritis burial: 10 September 1919 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Andrew COMBS born KY mother: Ollie ESTHUS [ESTES] born KY informant: Andrew COMBS, City September 9, 1919 Middletown Journal Ethel Combs Last evening at 6:30 o’clock, Ethel, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Combs passed away at the home of her parents at 1213 1/2 Sycamore Street. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at ten o’clock at the residence, Rev. Lawson officiating. Burial will be made in Middletown Cemetery under the direction of W. N. McCoy, undertaker. ***************************************************** DC# 314 Vol 21 Eugene COMBS August 8, 1928 residence: 612 Cleveland St., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 4 months 13 days born: 25 March 1928 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 8 August 1928 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Acute Gastro-Entaritis, Acidosis and Toxamia buried: 9 August 1928 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Not known born unknown mother: Alice COMBS born Kentucky informant: Cleveland COMBS, City funeral home: J.D. Riggs, Undertaker, City Eugene Combs…no obituary found *************************************************** DC# 0902-134 Eulah Louise COMBS March 13, 1976 aka Louise COMBS residence: 305 Harrison St., Gratis, Preble County, OH. widowed, white, female occupation: Housewife age: 80 years spouse: Widowed none born: 2 February 1896 Kentucky died: 13 March 1976 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Pneumonia buried: 17 March 1976 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Flem BURTON mother: Miranda OAKLEY informant: Norma Jean COOK, S. Franklin St., Eaton, OH 45320 March 15, 1976 Middletown Journal Eulah Louise Combs GRATIS – Mrs. Eulah Louise Combs, 80, 305 Harrison St., died Saturday at Middletown Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norma Jean Cook of Eaton; a son, Darrell Combs of Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Gratis, with the Rev. Lowell Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery in Middletown. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. **************************************************** DC# 0902-265 Eva Ellen COMBS June 4, 1968 aka Flora Ellen COMBS residence: Van Cleve, Breathitt County, Kentucky married, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 78 years spouse: Nathan COMBS born: 8 April 1890 Kentucky died: 4 June 1968 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 6 June 1968 Tyra Cemetery, Van Cleve, Kentucky father: Ance COLLINS mother: Katie BANKS informant: James KING, 3412 Jewell St., Middletown, OH June 5, 1968 Middletown Journal Eva Ellen Combs aka Mrs. Flora Ellen Combs Services for Mrs. Flora Ellen Combs, 78, of Van Cleve, Ky., will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the John Shackelford Funeral Home, Campton, Ky. Burial will be in Tyra Cemetery, Van Cleve, Ky. Mrs. Combs died yesterday at Middletown Hospital. She was visiting a son, James King, 3412 Jewell St., where she became ill. Local arrangements are by the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. ***********************************F*********************************** DC# 0902-472 Forest Dale COMBS September 13, 1969 residence: 89 Maple Drive, Franklin, Warren County, OH married, white, male occupation Labor, Paper age 31 years spouse: Alberta GRIFFITH born: 19 May 1938 Kentucky died: 13 September 1969 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Respiratory arrest buried: 16 September 1969 Hensley Cemetery, Owsley County, Kentucky. US Armed Forces: No father: Lewis COMBS mother: Jane THOMPSON informant: Alberta COMBS, 89 Maple Drive, Franklin, OH September 15, 1969 Middleown Journal Forest (Dale) Combs FRANKLIN – Forest (Dale) Combs, 31, of 89 Maple Drive. Franklin, died Saturday at Middletown Hospital, where he had been a patient since Thursday. Mr. Combs, who was employed by the Miami Valley Coated Paper Co., Franklin, suffered from diabetes. Surviving are his wife, Alberta; his mother, Mrs. Jane Combs of Conklin, Ky.: five brothers, Leroy of Hamilton, Eugene, Rollie and Kelly of Franklin and Dallas of Conklin, Ky; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Clark and Mrs. Ruby Ledford of Franklin. Services will be held Tuesday at the Searcy-Strong Funeral Home in Booneville, Ky. Burial will be in Hensley Cemetery, Owsley County, Ky. Local arrangements are by Eaton Funeral Home of Franklin. ***************************************************** DC# 73 Vol 14 Frank COMBS March 2, 1921 residence: 106 Armco Hill, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 1 year 6 months 11 days born: 21 August 1919 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 2 March 1921 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Lobar pneumonia buried: 4 March 1921 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Andrew COMBS born Lee Co., Kentucky mother: Olive ESTES born Lee Co., Kentucky informant: Andrew COMBS, City **************************************************** DC# 0902-150 Fred Lamar COMBS 24 March 1963 residence: 2001 South Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH single, white, male occupation: Press Operator-Fabricating, Armco Steel Corp. age: 40 years spouse: None born: 1 June 1922 Campton, KY died: 24 March 1963 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: coma w/ uremia buried: 27 March 1963 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: WW II father: William COMBS mother Mary BARNETT informant: Arta? COMBS, Middletown, OH ************************************************ Middletown, Butler County, Ohio DC# 0902-239 Fulton F. COMBS May 4, 1986 residence: 4695 Salzman Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Carpenter and Contractor, Building age: 90 years spouse: Abbie OWENS born: 10 April 1896 Kentucky died: 4 May 1986 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Myocardial infarction buried: 7 May Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, OH US Armed Forces: 9 Mar 1916 – 4 June 1920 father: Elhannon COMBS mother: Katherine FUGATE informant: Abbie O. COMBS, 4695 Salzman Road, Middletown, OH 45044 Transcribed by Vivian Combs Moon May 5, 1986 Middletown Journal Fulton F. Combs Fulton F. Combs, 90, 4695 Salzman Road, died at the emergency room of Middletown Regional Hospital at 5:34 a.m. Sunday. Mr Combs was born in Hazard, Ky., and moved here from Owensboro, Ky., about 45 years ago. He was still active as a self-employed carpenter and contractor and had built his own house when he was 80 years old. Mr. Combs served in the Army during World War I. He and his wife, Abbie, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 26. Other survivors include three son, Jimmie, Douglas and David all of Middletown; a daughter Mazie Taylor of Los Angles; two brothers, Granville and John both of Middletown; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Another son Harold, died in 1984 Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wilson-Schramm Memorial Home, the Rev. Charles Wolfinbarger officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Transcribed by Vivian Combs Moon ***********************************G*********************************** DC# 0902-308 General Sercy COMBS July 17, 1995 residence: 200 Monroe St., Middletown, Butler Co., OH married, white male occupation: Crane Operator, Steel Mill age: 77 years spouse: Helen STAMPER born: 22 June 1918 Wolfe County, Kentucky died: 17 July 1995 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Acute myocardial infarction buried: 20 July 1995 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH father: Frank COMBS mother: Mary HATTON informant: Helen COMBS, 200 Monroe Street, Middletown, OH 45042 July 18, 1995 Middletown Journal General Sercy Combs General Sercy Combs, 77, of Middletown went home to be with the Lord on Monday. He was born in Wolfe County, Ky. He retired from Armco in 1977 after 33 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen; daughters, Phyllis Steffen (Amor) of Sarasota, Fla., and Sondra Esselman (John) and Terry Avine (Oscar), both of Middletown; eight grandchildren, John Allen Esselman (Denny) , Aaron, Jason and Travis Esselman, Christy Ricketts and Kelly Shepherd, all of Middletown, Chuck Ricketts (Kelly) of Fairfield and Christian Setffen of California; six great- grandchildren; two brothers, Drafus Combs of Franklin and Eugene of Florida; four sisters, Ruby Taylor of Trenton, Eunice Lacey of Middletown, Omeda Johnson of Florida and Gladys Selby of Tennessee. Mr. Combs was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary (Hatton) Combs; and a daughter, Brenda Faye Combs. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dave Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery in Middletown. ********************************************************* OHIO DEATH RECORDS Middletown, Ohio DC# 341 George COMBS November 22, 1918 residence: 1007 York Street, Middletown, Butler Co., OH married, white, male occupation: laborer age: 75 ? years spouse: * [Nancy REFFITT] born: Unknown died: 22 November 1918 Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 25 November 1918 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Butler Co., OH undertaker: A. T. Wilson & Son, Middletown, OH father: Sampson COMBS born Kentucky mother: Betty BERICK** born Kentucky [Elizabeth “Betty” BARRETT] informant: Andrew Combs, Middletown, OH VCM Note: George Washington Combs was the s/o Sampson Combs and **Elizabeth BARRETT as per his brother Andrew M. Combs’ death certificate. George W. Combs married 2nd *Nancy Reffitt. Funeral home card of George Combs lists his wife as Nancy Combs. November 23, 1918 Middletown Journal George Combs Is At Eternal Rest George Combs George Combs, aged 75 years, passed away Friday at 4 p.m. at his home1007 George Street of general disability. Mr. Combs had been in declining health many months and peaceful and quiet as his life had been so was his death. Mr. Combs had been a resident of Middletown many years and being a straight forward and honest man was held in esteem by many friends. The widow and several children survive. The funeral will be held Monday at ten o’clock a.m. and burial will be made in the Middletown Cemetery. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-209 Gertrude V. COMBS April 21, 1992 residence: 904 Stanley Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Bartender, Club age: 62 years spouse: Jimmie COMBS born: 18 April 1930 Dayton, OH died: 21 April 1992 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: Bilateral pneumonia burial: 24 April 1992 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Butler Co., OH father: John BREWER mother: Naoma WYATT informant: Jimmie COMBS, 904 Stanley Street, Middletown, Oh 45042-0237 April 22, 1992 Middletown Journal Gertrude V. Combs Mrs. Gertrude V. Combs, 62, 904 Stanley St., died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at Middletown Regional Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. A native of Dayton, she had lived in this area all her life. She worked as a bartender at American Legion Post 218 and the Sports Bowl. She retired in 1987. She was a member of the Yankee Road First Church of God, Eagles 528, American Legion Post 218, and the Royal Order of the Moose 501. Survivors include her husband, Jimmie, two sons, Larry E. of Franklin and Steve of Gratis; four grandchildren; a brother, Hobert Brewer of Trenton and a sister, Anna Brewer of Middletown. She was preceded in death by a brother Courtney Brewer in 1990. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Mullins officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Middletown. ******************************************************* DC# 246 Goodlo COMBS August 4, 1946 residence: 1707 Texas Avenue, Middletown, Butler County, OH resided Middletown 30 years married, white, male occupation: Retired farmer and plaster age: 53 years 3 months 2 days spouse: Mary age 53 years born: 2 May 1893 Clay City, Kentucky died: 4 August 1946 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: Cirrhosis of liver buried: 8 august 1946 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler Co., OH father: William COMBS born Kentucky mother: Phoebe BELCHER born Kentucky informant: Mary COMBS, 1707 Texas Avenue, Middletown, OH August 5, 1946 Middletown Journal Goodloe Combs Goodloe Combs, of 1707 Texas Ave., Maple Park, a retired farmer and plasterer contractor, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at the Middletown Hospital, where he had been confined for the last two months. Mr. Combs had been a resident of Middletown for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Back, of Middletown; Mrs. Ella Gabbard, of West Elkton, O.: Mrs. Lula Larson and Mrs. Luthedus Haddix, both of Dayton, O.; a stepson, George Sharritts; five sisters, Mrs. Josie Combs, of Middletown; Mrs. Mollie Post, of Philmore, Ky.; Mrs. Clarie Hood, Mrs. Fanny Clary, and Mrs. Letha Dickson, all of Mazesville, Ky.; two brothers, Cleve of Middletown; and Otto, of West Alexandria. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of God on Clayton Street, of which Mr. combs was a member. The Rev. John L. Stephens will officiate, with burial in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Baker Funeral Home after 6 p.m. ******************************************************* DC# 0902-20 Goodloe COMBS January 11, 1965 residence: 331 Charles St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Welder, United Welding Co. age: 46 years spouse: Not listed born: 12 July 1918 Kentucky died 11 January 1965 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: Acute myocardia infarction buried: 15 January 1965 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler Co. OH father: Leslie COMBS mother: Hattie WATERS informant: Mary E. COMBS, 331 Charles Street, Middletown, OH funeral home: Joseph A. Baker & sons, Middletown, OH ************************************************ DC# 0902-131 Goodlow Combs February 25, 2000 residence: 421 Mission Lane, Franklin, Warren Co. OH widowed, white, male occupation: Worker, Construction age: 80 years spouse: Not listed born: 5 October 1919 State Unknown died: 25 February 2000 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: Acute myocardial infarction buried: 10 March 2000 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, OH father: Keen COMBS mother: Josephine (Combs) COMBS informant: Franklin Ridge Nursing Home, 421 Mission Lane, Franklin, OH 45005 funeral home: Baker & Stevens Funeral Home, Middletown, OH ***************************************************** DC# 80 Vol 40 Grace Adelaide COMBS March 4, 1947 residence: 316 Garfield, Street, Middletown, Butler county, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Matron, Y.M.C.A. age: 57 years 5 months 15 days spouse: George COMBS born: 17 September 1889 Nelson County, Virginia died: 4 March 1947 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Heart failure buried: 6 March 1947 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Butler Co., OH father: John BRYANT born Virginia mother: Martha WOODY born Virginia informant: Mable TAYLOR, Richmond, Virginia March 4, 1947 Middletown Journal Grace Combs Mrs. Grace Combs, 57, of 316 Garfield St., widow of George Combs, died at 4 a.m. today at Middletown Hospital. In ill health for the past three weeks, she had been removed to the hospital at 9 p.m. yesterday. A native of Virginia, Mrs. Combs lived in this community since 1926. For the last six years she was employed as a matron at the YMCA. She was a member of the Women of the Moose. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mable Taylor, of Richmond, Va. Arrangements are incomplete at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home pending the arrival of the sister. March 5, 1947 Middletown Journal Grace Combs Services for Mrs. Grace Combs, 57, of 316 Garfield St., who died early yesterday at Middletown Hospital will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. The Rev. Reuben F. Pieters will officiate. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. The Women of the Moose will hold services at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. ********************************************************* DC# 395 Vol 21 Granville COMBS September 29, 1928 residence, Mayfield, Middletown, OH widowed, white, male occupation: Carpenter, self employed age: 22 years 0 months 13 days spouse: None born: Kentucky died: 29 September 1928 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause of death: Multiple injuries, struck by train while in auto. buried: 6 October 1928 Lothier, Ky. father: I. B. COMBS born Kentucky mother not listed, born Kentucky informant: Mrs. Lizzie STAMPER, City. September 30, 1928 The Middletown Signal-News MIDDLETOWN MAN IS KILLED ONE INJURIED IN R. R. WRECK GRANVILLE COMBS INSTANTLY KILLED AS AUTO WRECKED George Stamper Driver of Car in Which Both Were Riding, Also Seriously Injured as Machine is Hit by B. & O. Freight Engine at West Middletown. HEAD AND ONE ARM SEVERED FROM BODY OF DEAD MAN Engineer Says He Sounded Warning But Immediately After, Machine Seemed to Pick Up Speed and Few Seconds Later was Struck by the Engine. Granville Combs Granville Combs, 22 of Wayne Avenue, was killed instantly and his brother-in-law, George Stamper, 27, same address, sustained serious and perhaps fatal injuries when their automobile was struck on the West Middletown crossing of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad by a north bound freight, yesterday afternoon. Comb’s head and left arm were severed across the neck and shoulder and his legs were badly crushed, death was instantaneous. Stamper was reported in serious condition early today at the Middletown Hospital with a fractured skull and a broken leg. The fatal accident occurred as Stamper had taken Combs and his mother, Mrs. Margaret Combs, for a ride yesterday afternoon and had left Mrs. Combs out of the car at Main and Central Avenue to go toward West Middletown for some reason. Witnesses say Stamper’s car a Chevrolet touring, came across the viaduct at a moderate speed and that when it approached the tracks, seemed to rather swerve and then speed up toward the tracks. The train hit the automobile a full blow and knocked it several feet up the tracks, the vehicle being headed south on the tracks when it finally stopped. Both the occupants were thrown from the car as it was struck Combs’ body being found several feet away and his severed head still further up the tracks. Stamper was not thrown so far, however, his body being picked up only a short distance from the scene of the crash. Ambulances of W. N. McCoy and J. D. Riggs were summoned hurriedly to the scene and Stamper was rushed to the hospital and given first aid treatment, which the physicians say may be the means of saving the man. Engineer H. Swisher, of Lima who was in charge of the train with conductor E. C. Fisher, also of Lima, stated he saw the automobile coming as he came past the West Middletown station and blew his whistle. The auto merely speeded up, he said, which bears out statements of other witnesses who said the auto swerved and seemed to squeeze itself across. Combs was a widower, his wife being killed in Kentucky by another woman a short time ago. He had been living with his mother at the address on Wayne Avenue for several years. Stamper, a brother-in-law, came here from Kentucky from Lothair, Ky., but three weeks ago, and has been living with Combs and his mother. He had visited here several times before and was well known, having been employed as a carpenter during his stay in this city. Stamper has two brothers and two sisters in Kentucky, Mrs. Combs informed authorities. Undertaker McCoy has taken Combs’ body but was unable to announce any funeral arrangements last night. October1, 1928 Middletown Journal George Stamper, Injured In Auto Crash, Improving Condition “Fair” At Hospital; Combs Funeral Not Arranged Condition of George Stamper, 27, of Wayne Avenue, critically injured in the auto accident Saturday, which claimed the life of his brother-in-law, Granville Combs, remained about the same at Middletown Hospital today. His condition is reported “fairly good”. Stamper’s condition is still serious from skull injuries and a broken leg sustained in the accident at the West Middletown B. and O. crossing. The accident occurred when Stamper’s Chevrolet touring car was struck by a northbound freight car, and was demolished. Funeral arrangements for Combs, killed in the accident, had not been completed today, McCoy being in charge. October 2, 1928 Middletown Journal Stamper’s Condition Remains Unchanged Condition of George Stamper, Wayne Avenue, injured in an auto accident Saturday afternoon, when his car was struck by a train at the West Middletown B. & O. crossing, remained the same at the Middletown Hospital today. Stamper suffered skull wounds and a broken leg in the crash, which caused the death of Stamper’s brother-in-law, Granville Combs, also of Wayne Avenue. DC# 396 George STAMPER October 4, 1928 residence: Mayfield or Manfield, Ky. [This may be a typo..Mayfield, OH?] married, white, male occupation: P. Lorillard Tobacco Company. age: 30 years 6 months 1 day spouse: Mrs. George STAMPER born: 3 April 1898 KY died: 4 October 1928 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 7 October 1928 Copeland, KY cause: Fracture of skull. Auto struck by train, Madison Tp. father: Seigel STAMPER born KY mother: American ARWOOD informant: Mrs. George STAMPER, Mayfield October 4, 1928 Middletown Journal Second Victim Of Crossing Accident Dies At Hospital George Stamper Succumbs To Injuries Received Last Saturday George Stamper, 30, of Wayne Avenue, died at Middletown Hospital at 11 a.m. today, from injuries which he received in the accident at the West Middletown B. & O. crossing last Saturday, which claimed the life of his brother-in-law, Granville Combs. It was thought that Stamper had a chance for recovery from a possible fractured skull and a broken leg, his condition remained unchanged since last Saturday afternoon. His condition was not considered critical the first part of the week, although uncertain. Stamper lived with Combs and Combs’ mother on Wayne Avenue, having come to Middletown about a month ago from Kentucky. Mrs. Combs left the car last Saturday at Main Street and Central Avenue, just before Combs and Stamper continued across the viaduct to West Middletown, where the machine was struck by a northbound freight train. Combs was decapitated when he was thrown under the train, Stamper being thrown about 300 feet north of the crossing. Funeral arrangements have not been completed it was announced this afternoon. October 5, 1928 The Middletown News- Signal GEO. STAMPER PASSED AWAY AT HOSPITAL The bodies of George Stamper, 30, and Granville Combs, 22, two victims of an accident last Saturday at the West Middletown crossing of the B. & O. railroad, will be sent to Jackson, Ky., tonight for funeral services and burial. The accident occurred as Stamper was driving his auto, accompanied by Combs, his brother-in-law, and the vehicle was struck by a northbound freight train. Combs was killed outright, being decapitated, and Stamper was seriously hurt. He lay in the Middletown hospital in an unconscious condition since the accident and his condition rose and fell daily as he battled gamely for life, unbeknown to even himself. He finally scrummed yesterday morning, however. The two young men lived with Combs’ mother on Wayne Avenue, Stamper residing here but two weeks, though he had visited this city upon numerous previous occasions and had many friends here. Undertaker McCoy has charge of Combs’ body and Undertaker Baker was placed in charge of Stamper, both men combining in sending the two men away together. ***********************************H*********************************** DC# 101 Harlan COMBS March 12, 1984 March 14, 1984 Middletown Journal Harlan Combs Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home for Harlan Combs, 78, of 6520 Beth Ann Court, who died Monday morning at Middletown Regional Hospital. The Rev. Ronald Schaffer will officiate. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Combs was born in Kentucky. He lived in Middletown most of his life. He was employed by Armco, for 41 years before retiring in 1968. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Don of Middletown; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Tom, Ed and David, all of Middletown; two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Hall and Margaret Combs, both of Middletown. ******************************************************************** DC# 302 Vol 12 Harlan B. COMBS November 20, 1919 residence: Malvern Ave, Middletown, Butler County, Oh child, white, male age: 3 years 1 month 0 days born: 20 October 1916 Ohio died: 20 November 1919 Malvern Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Bronchial Pneumonia buried: 21 November 1919 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Cleveland COMBS born Kentucky mother: Nettie LARISON born Kentucky informant: Cleveland COMBS, City funeral home: J. d. Riggs, City November 20, 1919 Middletown Daily News Signal Harlan Combs Death today claimed the sprit of Harlan, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Combs at the home on Malvern Avenue at 4 o’clock this morning. Besides the parents, two brothers and two sisters survive and to them the deepest sympathy of the many friends is being extended. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon and interment in charge of J. D. Riggs in Middletown Cemetery. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-101 Harlan COMBS March 12, 1984 residence: 6520 Beth Ann Cr., Middletown, Butler County, OH divorced, white, male occupation: Truck Driver Clerk, Armco Inc. age: 78 years spouse: not listed born: 28 January 1906 Kentucky died: 12 March 1984 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Sarcoma of kidney with multiple bony metastases & lung metastases buried: 16 March 1984 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Walker COMBS mother: Maggie JOHNSON informant: Clarence Don COMBS, 6520 Beth Ann Court, Middletown, Ohio 45042 ******************************************************** DC# 0902-325 Harriette COMBS July 7, 1987 residence: 3102 Andrew St., Lemon Township., Butler Co., OH widowed, white, female occupation: homemaker age: 96 years born: 16 Mar 1891 Kentucky died: 7 July 1987 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: buried: 10 July 1987 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Butler Co., OH father: Shade STACY mother: Polly FIELDS informant: Charlie COMBS Note: Harriett was married to Robert “Woodson” COMBS, s/o Elhannon & Elizabeth GUINN/QUINN Combs. Harriett’s brother, Ira STACY 1889-1962, was married to Woodson’s sister, Sarah Archie Combs 1892-1977. Shade Stacy was the grandson of Benjamin STACY & Barbara COMBS. July 9, 1989 Middletown Journal Harriette Combs Services for Mrs. Harriette Combs will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harvest Acres Church of God, the Revs. John Stacy, Leon Jones and David Renfroe officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Mrs. Combs, 96, 3102 Andrew St., died at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday at the Middletown Regional Hospital where she had been a patient since June 13. Born in Hazard, Ky., she had lived here since 1947 aand was a charter member of the Harvest Acres Church of God in Trenton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Woodson Combs, Nov. 9, 1981 and a daughter. She is survived by two sons, Charlie of Middletown and John of Rising Sun, Ind.; seven daughters, Mrs. Naomi Watkins, Mrs. Cora Morris, Mrs. Clair Joseph, Mrs. Orpha Morris and Mrs. Cathy Schwab, all of Middletown, Mrs. Mamie Greever of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Ruth Duff of Franklin; 58 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Stacy of Franklin and Charlie Stacy of Parker, Ind.; and three sisters, Mrs. Dicie Cook of Middletown, Mrs. Mary Belle Vance of West Liberty, Ky., and Mrs. Lona Jones of Cincinnati. ********************************************************** DC# 0902-380 Harry A. COMBS August 8, 1997 residence: 20 Ashgrove Court, Franklin, Warren County, OH married, white, male occupation: Machinist, Electrical Manufacturer age: 82 years spouse: Mary A. CONNELLY born: 25 June 1915 Cattlesburg, Kentucky died: 8 August 1997 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary Artery Disease burial : 12 August 1997 St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamilton, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Harry COMBS mother: Sue HAMMOND informant: Mary. A. COMBS, 20 Ashgrove Court, Franklin, OH 45005 August 10, 1997 Middletown Journal Harry A. Combs Harry A. Combs, 82, died Friday, Aug. 8, 1997 at his home in Franklin. He was born June 25, 1915 in Cattlesburg, Ky., to Harry and Sue (Hammond) Combs. The family moved to Lakeview, Ohio and Harry graduated from Lakeview High School before locating in Hamilton where he married Mary (Mae) Connelly in Hamilton in 1941. Harry was a World War II veteran, European Theater, and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 138 in Hamilton. He was also a member of VFW Post 3809 in Middletown. He leaves a son, John A. Combs; a daughter, Sue Meyer and her husband, Steve; grandchildren, Jessica and Robert Combs and Patrick Steven and Holly Meyer; a great-grandson, Jacob Meyer; son of Patrick was special. He was preceded in death by a son Robert Gary Combs, and a brother, Lester V. Combs. Arrangements; Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Chapel of Holy Family Parish in Middletown, with Father John Civille as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hamilton. American Legion Post 218 will provide graveside military services. The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home. Memorial: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Parish, 201 Clark St., Middletown, Ohio 45042. ******************************************************* DC# 32 Vol 37 Harry Cleveland COMBS January 21, 1944 residence: 405 Baltimore St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Pipe Fitter, McKee Construction Co. age: 53 years 1 month 16 days spouse: Virginia HENSLEY alive 39 years old born: 5 December 1890 Washington C. H. [Court House], OH died: 21 January 1944 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Pulmonary Tuberculosis buried: Cremation 21 January 1944 Cincinnati Cremation Co. OH US Armed Forces: No information father: Joseph Elmer COMBS born Washington C. H., OH mother: Rosetta SHIRER born Eaton, OH informant: Virginia COMBS, Middletown, OH Harry Cleveland Combs January 21, 1944….no obituary found. **************************************************** DC#902-249 Hattie Waters COMBS Byrd June 20, 1964 residence: 8209 Greenbush Road, Somerville, Preble County, OH resided in area 35 years widow, white, female occupation: Retired worker, P. Llorillard, age 69 years spouse: Not listed [1st Leslie COMBS 2nd Thomas Byrd] born: 5 March 1895 Clay City, [Powell County] Kentucky died: 20 June 1964 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary Occlusion burial: 24 June 1964 Fairview Cemetery, Gratis, OH father: Off WATER [WATERS?] mother: Mozetta BARNETT informant: Carlene CAUDILL 8209 Greenbush Road, Somerville, OH June 22, 1964 Middletown Journal Mrs. Hattie Byrd Mrs. Hattie Byrd, 69, formerly of Middletown, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at Middletown Hospital where she had been a patient since June 16. Mrs. Byrd was a resident of Middletown before moving to Somerville eight years ago to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Carlene Caudill. Her husband Thomas, died in 1939. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Betty Shoemaker of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Ollie Coats of Springboro and Mrs. Jean McFarland of Gage, Ky.; three sons. Goodloe and Edward Combs of Middletown, and William Bryant of Louisville; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Kincaid of Indianapolis and Nora Gille of West Middletown; a brother Charles Wells of Middletown; 30 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Trenton Church of God, with the Rev. Steve Faulkner and the Rev. Ira Amburgey officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Friends may call at the Joseph R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church after Wednesday noon. ******************************************************** DC# 0902-534 Hazel Irene COMBS December 12, 1971 residence: 2120 Wells Rd., Middletown, Butler Co., OH married, white, female occupation: homemaker age: 53 years spouse: Lawrence COMBS born: 17 July 1918 OH died: 12 December 1971 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH buried: 15 December 1971 North Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, Butler Co., OH father: William CORMICAN mother: Laverne ________? informant: Mr. Lawrence COMBS December 13, 1971 Middletown Journal Hazel Irene [Cormican] Combs Mrs. Hazel Irene Combs, 53, of 2120 Well Road, was dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital Sunday at 9 a.m. She was born in Cincinnati. Dr. Garrett J. Boone, Butler County coroner, said she died of an apparent heart attack. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Campbell of Reading and Judy, at home; two sons, Ted Groth of Middletown and Thomas Combs at home; a brother, Willard Cormican of Campton, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Robert Drain of Dayton; and a grandchild. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Middletown Hospital, with the Rev. Gary Miller officiating. Burial will be in North Monroe Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The information above is incorrect due to typo in newspaper. Funeral services were held at McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Middletown, as per Death Certificate. ****************************************************** DC# 0902-292 Henry COMBS July 4, 1962 residence: 209 Harrison St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Retired Grocer age: 80 years spouse: Not listed born: 9 May 1882 Jackson, Kentucky died: 4 July 1962 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary Occlusion buried:7 July 1962 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes About 1903 father: William B. COMBS mother: Sarah MILLER informant: Dessa COMBS, Middletown, OH July 5, 1962 Middletown Journal Henry Combs, 80, Dies; Retired Grocery Owner Henry Combs, 80, of 209 Harrison St., died at 3:35 p.m. yesterday at Middletown Hospital, about twelve hours after being admitted. Mr. Combs retired about 15 years ago after operating a grocery store on Tytus Avenue, for 20 years. He was a member of Breathitt Lodge, F&AM in Kentucky and had served in the Army. Mr. Combs was born in Jackson, Ky., and had been a resident of Middletown 45 years. Surviving are his wife, Dessa; two sons, Alton of West Middletown, former municipal court judge here and Owen of Middletown; four brothers, Robert and Asher of Akron, Sam of Middletown and Hager of Jackson, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Smith of Lebanon and Mrs. Pearl Spencer of Jackson, Ky.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. R. W. Ward officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ******************************************************** DC# 0902-101 Herbert COMBS February 18, 1972 residence: 2016 Queen Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Back Tender, Sorg Paper Company age: 60 years spouse: Nazzia B. COMBS born: 2 May 1911 Kentucky died: 18 February 1972 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary occlusion buried: 21 February 1972 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: U. S. Army father: Isaac COMBS mother: Martha MC INTOSH informant: Mrs. Nazzia COMBS, 2016 Queen Avenue, Middletown, OH February 18, 1972 Middletown Journal Employe Collapses And Dies At Sorg Herbert Combs Herbert Combs, 60, of 3016 Queen St., was dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital at 7:55 a.m. today after collapsing on the job at the Sorg Paper Co. An autopsy is to be held to determine the cause of death. Mr. Combs served in the Army during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Nazzia; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Bridges of Sarasota, Fla.; four brothers, James of Florida, George of Texas, and Woodrow and Eugene of Middletown; fine sisters, Mrs. Grace Woodward, Mrs. Carrie Dakin and Mrs. Edwina Hiller of Middletown, and Mrs. Cappie Kincaid and Mrs. Lillian Bruener of Cincinnati; and a grandchild. Arrangements are incomplete at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. February 19, 1972 Herbert Combs Services for Herbert Combs, 60, of 3016 Queen Ave., will be held at two 2 p.m. Monday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Combs died Thursday on the job at the Sorg Paper Co. Dr. Garrett Boone, Butler County coroner, has not yet determined whether the death was caused by a heart attack or an accidental head injury suffered when Mr. Combs collapsed. Not previously mentioned among the survivors is Mr. Combs’ mother, Mrs. Martha Combs of Middletown. ***************************************************** DC# 138 Vol 5 Howard S. COMBS July 1, 1912 residence 704 10th Avenue, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 1 year 2 months 6 days born: 25 April 1911 Kentucky died: 1 July 1912 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Enters-Colitis, Acute Meningitis buried: 2 July 1912 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Gilbert COMBS born Kentucky mother: Edna BYRD born Kentucky informant: Gilbert COMBS, City Howard S. Combs July 1, 1912….no obituary found ***********************************I*********************************** DC# 0902-227 Ike COMBS May 5, 1967 residence: 3012 Atco, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Foreman, Gas Dept., CG&E Company age: 44 years spouse: not listed born: 7 December 1922 Kentucky died: 5 May 1967 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary occlusion buried: 8 May 1967 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes WW II father: Isaac COMBS mother: Martha MC INTOSH informant: Betty COMBS, Middletown May 6, 1967 Middletown Journal Ike Combs Ike Combs, 44, of 3012 Atco St., was pronounced dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital at 12:24 p.m. yesterday after being stricken at home. Mr. Combs had been employed 18 years in the gas department by the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion. He had been a resident of Middletown most of his life. Surviving are his wife, Betty; a daughter, Mrs. Maria Peunann of Indianapolis; his mother, Mrs. Martha Combs of Middletown; five sisters, Mrs. Cappie Kincaid and Mrs. Lillian Bruner of Cincinnati, and Mrs, Grace Woodward, Mrs. Carrie Dakin and Mrs. Edwina Heller of Middletown; and five brothers, James, Gene, Herb and Woodrow of Middletown and George of San Antonio. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. *************************************************************** DC# 0902-57 Infant Son COMBS January 30, 1968 residence: 6330 Hawkins Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH infant, white, male age: 5 hours 54 minutes born: 30 January 1968 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 30 January 1968 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH burial: 1 February 1968 North Cemetery, Monroe, OH father: Chalmer COMBS mother: Ann Faye JONES informant: Chalmer COMBS, 6330 Hawkins Rd, Middletown, OH funeral home: McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home **************************************************** DC# 73 Infant COMBS February 11, 1935 residence: 1872 Central Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH infant, white, male age: 2 days born: 9 February 1935 Middletown, OH died: 11 February 1935 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Congenital Heart, Asthma Neoatorum burial: 12 February 1935 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Charles COMBS born Kentucky mother: Bess DOLTON born Kentucky informant: Charles COMBS, City funeral home: J. R. Baker ********************************************** DC# 52 Infant COMBS February 17, 1924 residence: 2210 Queen St., Middletown, Butler County, OH infant, white, male age 2 hours born: 17 February 1924 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 17 February 1924 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Premature Birth (7 months) burial: 18 February 1924 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Greenberry COMBS born Wolfe County, Kentucky mother: Hazel BUCHANAN born Kentucky informant: Greenberry COMBS, City funeral home: J. R. Baker, City *********************************************** STILLBIRTH DC# 6 Infant COMBS April 25, 1971 residence: 2010 Yankee Rd., Middletown, Butler County, OH infant, male delivery: 25 April 1971 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Placental Insufficiency mother: Jill Gay COMBS, 21 years old, born Texas father: Legally Withheld burial: 28 April 1971 Cremation, Middletown Hospital, Middletown, OH informant: Jill COMBS, 2010 Yankee Rd., Middletown, OH *********************************************** STILLBIRTH DC# 0902-13 Infant COMBS June 2, 1963 residence: 1338 Woodlawn, Middletown, Butler County, OH infant, white, female delivery: 2 June 1963 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Stillborn, Septic Convetion? burial: 4 June 1963 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH funeral director: Homer Leffler father: Charles Raymond COMBS, white, 34 years old, born Kentucky, unemployed mother: Dorothy BROOKS, white, 32 years old, born Ohio informant: Charles COMBS children: 8 children living 0 previous deaths ************************************************** STILLBIRTH DC# 11 Infant COMBS April 5, 1949 residence: 2104 Seneca Street, Middletown Rural, Butler County, OH infant, male delivery: 5 April 1949 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Premature separation of placenta burial: 6 April 1949 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH funeral director: Homer Leffler father: Raymond D. COMBS, white, 24 years old, born Kentucky, painter, Fridigare mother: Alta HAMPTON, white, 23 years old, born Kentucky informant: Raymond COMBS children: 2 children living 0 previous deaths ******************************************************** STILLBIRTH DC# 6 Infant COMBS February 26, 1946 residence: 618 Wilson Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH infant, male delivery: 26 February 1946 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Placenta Previa, Caesarian operations burial: 28 February 1946 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH funeral director: Jos. R. Baker, Middletown, OH father: Myron COMBS, white, 28 years old, born Morgan County, Kentucky, Switch-man, Armco mother: Sarah BARNETT, white, 28 years old, born Winchester, Kentucky, Housewife informant: Myron COMBS, Middletown, OH *********************************************************** DC# 10 Infant COMBS January 10, 1941 infant, white, female delivery: 10 January 1941 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Stillborn burial: 11 January 1941 Gratis [Ohio] funeral director: L. Plummer father: Otto COMBS, born Kentucky mother: Chelea Gabbard born Kentucky informant: Otto COMBS, Eaton R. R. #1 ************************************************************* DC# 321 Infant Male COMBS November 18, 1924 residence: Rear 1810 Columbia Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH infant, white, male delivery: 18 November 1924 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Failure of closure of foremen ovale. Stillborn burial: 18 November 1924 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH funeral director: W. N. McCoy, Middletown, OH father: James COMBS born Jackson, Kentucky mother: Nannie HIGHLEY born Olympia, Kentucky informant: James COMBS, Middletown, OH **************************************************************** DC# 0902-495 Isaac Washington COMBS November 3, 1994 residence: 6124 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Expediter, Steel Mill age: 74 years spouse: Lillian C. TOOLE born: 16 June 1920 Baptist, Kentucky died: 3 November 1994 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cardiac arrest buried: 8 November 1994 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: William Manson COMBS mother: Mary Alice BARNETT informant: Lillian COMBS, 6124 Hamilton Middletown Road, Middletown, OH 45044 November5, 1994 Middletown Journal Isaac W. Combs Isaac W. Combs, 74, of Middletown, died Thursday at the Middletown Regional Hospital emergency room. A Baptist, Ky., native, Mr. Combs had lived in Middletown since 1945. After serving in the U. S. Army during World War II, he became an inspector at Armco Steel Co., where he worked for 37 years before retiring in 1982. He was a member of Monroe First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lillian C. Combs; a son Gregory V. Combs of Middletown; two sisters, Ruby Wells and Beulah Chandler of Middletown; and a brother, Will Henry Combs of Middletown. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. ***********************************J*********************************** DC# 0902-543 Jack Linden COMBS December 14, 1971 residence: 304 Shafor Street, Middletown, OH married, white, male occupation: Patrolman, Middletown Police Department age: 43 years spouse: Barbara Ann FAGAN born: 24 June 1928 OH died: 14 December 1971 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary Occlusion, Coronary artery disease buried: 17 December 1971 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: WW II father: Clyde COMBS mother: Margaret ROOT informant: Mrs. Barbara Ann COMBS, 304 Shafor Street, Middletown, OH December 14, 1971 Middletown Journal Plt. Combs Stricken Ptl. Jack Combs, 43, of the Middletown Traffic Bureau collapsed and died at his home today just before noon. Plt. Combs, who did extensive work with the School Patrol and gave numerous safety talks in the schools, apparently suffered a heart attack. He lived 304 Shafor St. December 15, 1971 Middletown Journal Ptl. Jack Combs; He Taught Youngsters Safety Jack Combs Funeral services will be held Friday for a Middletown city patrolman who taught hundreds of school children how to cross streets safely in the last 17 years. Stricken suddenly at 11:30 a.m. yesterday in the bathroom of his home, Jack Linden Combs, 43, was dead of an apparent heart attack on arrival at Middletown Hospital a short time later. The winner of numerous awards, Combs was a key figure in the education of children in traffic safety in the city. Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Clifford Stearns officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The patrolman received an “Award of Merit” June 3 from the Middletown Area Safety Council. Combs, in 1961 named “Patrolman of the Year”, worked with the school patrols for the last 17 years. He was instrumental in training crossing guards, organizing awards recognition, and served on the school, home safety and traffic committees of the safety council. He often used a mock traffic signal he constructed at home to visually impress his safety lessons on his young listeners. Not only did the school children know him and write letters of thanks to him annually for his talks and help, but adults too knew and recognized him as an unusually active officer. Plt. Combs was shot twice in September 1953 just after passing his probationary 90-day period of duty to become a full fledged patrolman. He was on special duty at the Franklin-Miamisburg High School football game in Franklin. The shooting triggered a manhunt in which 25 Middletown officers took part to arrest a 25 year-old man whom Combs reportedly had been drinking under a grandstand. The man was found guilty of the shooting and served a prison term for it, according to Warren County court records. Ptl. Combs, of 304 Shafor St., was born in Middletown June 24, 1928, and lived his entire life in the city. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, of which he was a former chancellor commander. He was a navy veteran and served aboard a mine sweeper. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Ann Combs; two sons, Patrick Frances and Mark Linden; a daughter, Susan Ann; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Combs, all of Middletown; a brother, Clyde Combs Jr. of Spokane Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Willard Spies, Monroe, and Mrs. George Meloy Jr., Lebanon. He was a nephew of the late Charlie Root, famous pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ********************************************************** DC# 0902-42 James Beech COMBS January 21, 1977 residence: 2231 Whittier St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Foreman, Armco Steel Corporation age: 71 years spouse: Irene REED born: 24 November 1905 KY died: 21 January 1977 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 24 January 1977 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: WW II father: Isaac COMBS mother: Martha MC INTOSH informant: Mrs. Irene COMBS, 2213 Whittier St., Middletown, OH January 21, 1977 Middletown Journal James Combs James B. Combs, 71, of 2213 Whitter St., died at 12:55 a.m. today at Middletown Hospital, where he had been a patient since December 24. He had had an extended illness. Mr. Combs’ mother, Mrs. Martha Jane Combs of 3600 Tytus Ave., died at the hospital early yesterday morning. Mr. Combs was a retired foreman at Armco Steel Corp., where he had actively worked 43 years. He was a member of the Jefferson Lodge 90 F & AM, the Scottish Rite of Dayton and the Bee Ridge Baptist Church of Florida. He was a native of Jackson County, Ky. He is survived by his wife’ Irene; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Macomber of Middletown; a stepson, William McQuinn Jr. of Middletown; five sisters, Mrs. Ralph Woodward, Mrs. Howard Dakin and Mrs. Eugene Heller, all of Middletown, and Mrs. John Bruner and Mrs. Robert Kincaid, both of Cincinnati; three brothers, Woodrow and Eugene both od Middletown, and George of San Antonio, Tex. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the McCoy Leffler Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Jefferson Masonic Lodge will conduct services there at 7:30. *************************************************************** DC# 166 James COMBS May 9, 1941 residence: R. R. Eaton, OH married, white, male occupation: Retired Farmer age: 68 years 0 months 9 days spouse: Suzy COMBS born: 30 April 1873 Wolfe County, KY died: 9 May 1941 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Thrombaphlebitis, left leg buried: 12 May 1941 Hazel Green, KY father: Bud COMBS born KY mother: Rebecca HANKS born KY informant: Mrs. Lydia HEWITT, Eaton, OH ***************************************************************** DC# 0902-478 James COMBS October 25, 1978 residence: 1503 Brown Ave. Middletown, Butler County, OH single, white, male occupation: Truck Driver, Daily Express age: 50 years spouse: None born: 1 November 1927 OH died: 25 October 1978 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 28 October 1978 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: William H. COMBS mother: Dixie MC QUINN informant: Mrs. Dixie COMBS, 1503 Brown Avenue, Middletown, OH October 26, 1978 Middletown Journal James Combs James Combs, 50, of 1503 Brown Ave., died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at Middletown Hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 3. Mr. Combs was a lifelong resident of Middletown and was a truck driver for 25 years and was employed at Daily Express Inc. He is survived by his mother, Mrs.Dixie Combs of Middletown; and a brother, William of Middletown. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCoy Leffler Funeral Home, with burial in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. ******************************************************* DC# 0902-31 James Frank COMBS January 9, 1976 residence: 200 Monroe Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, male occupation: Building and Yards Dept., Armco Steel Corp. age: 84 years spouse: None born: 21 December 1891 Wolfe County, KY died: 9 January 1976 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Congestive heart failure buried: 12 January 1976 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Henry COMBS mother: Martha _______? informant: General COMBS, 200 Monroe Street, Middletown, OH January 10, 1976 Middletown Journal James Frank Combs Frank Combs Frank Combs, 84, of 200 Monroe St., died at 4:35 p.m. yesterday at the Middletown Hospital after an illness of two years. Mr. Combs, who was born in Wolfe County, Ky., had been a resident of Middletown 47 years. He retired in 1958 after being employed 29 years by the Armco Steel Corp. His wife, Mary , died in 1974. Surviving are three sons, General, Drayfus, and Eugene, all of Middletown; fine daughters, Mrs. Ruby Taylor of Trenton, Mrs. Eunice Lacey and Mrs. Gladys Selby of Middletown, Mrs. Omeda Johnson of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Geneva Moore of Bonita Springs, Fla.; 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Wilson Schramm Memorial Home, with the Rev. Bruce Powell and the Rev. Eddy Prince officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ********************************************************* DC# 0902-206 James Henry COMBS April 29, 1962 residence: R.R. #3, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: newborn 55 minutes born: 29 April 1962 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 29 April 1962 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 1 May 1962 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: William A. COMBS mother: Marcia MC CLAIN informant: William A. COMBS, Middletown, OH April 30, 1962 Middletown Journal Infant Combs James Henry Combs James Henry Combs, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Combs Middletown Rt. 3, died at 10 p.m. yesterday, an hour after birth. Surviving are his parents; a brother, William O., and a sister, Jane Ann, both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Combs of Middletown; and the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Wallace McClain of Middletown. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Woodside Cemetery, with the Rev. H. C. Grunewald officiating. Arrangements are by the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. ******************************************************* DC# 362 James S. COMBS October 30, 1950 residence: 1709 Fleming Road, Middletown, OH widower, white, male occupation: Truck Driver, Coal Company age: 60 years spouse: Widower [Lucille Sprinkles see note below] born: 12 May 1890 Jackson, KY died: 30 October 1950 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary Occlusion buried: 2 November 1950 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Unknown mother: Unknown informant: Mrs. Laura ROBBINS, no address given. October 30, 1950 Middletown Journal James E. Combs James E. Combs, 60 of 1709 Fleming Rd., was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Middletown Hospital at 8 a.m. today after he suffered a heart attack in the office of the Jackson Coal Company where he was employed. Survivor’s names were not available. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Joseph R. Baker and Sons Funeral Home. November 1, 1950 Middletown Journal James S. Combs COMBS – James S., age 60, 1709 Fleming Road. Died 8:00 a.m. Monday, October 30 at the Middletown Hospital. Friends may call anytime after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Jos. R. Baker & Sons funeral Home. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. M. E. Clay officiating. Interment Woodside Cemetery. Jos. R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home. Note: James S. Combs married Lucille “Lucy” Sprinkles d/o Frank Sprinkles and Mittie Allen. Lucille “Lucy” Combs died January 5, 1920, Middletown, Butler County, OH. She was buried January 7, 1920 at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH. ****************************************************** DC# 0902-133 James W. COMBS March 29, 1991 residence: 506 Lylburn Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Police-Lieutenant, City of Middletown age: 81 years spouse: Teresa K. TAKACH born: 6 November 1909 Powell County, KY died: 29 March 1991 506 Lylburn Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 2 April 1991 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Cleveland COMBS mother: Nettie LAIRSON informant: Teresa K. COMBS, 506 Lylburn Road, Middletown, OH 45044 March 30, 1991 Middletown Journal James W. Combs Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for retired Middletown Police Lt. James W. Combs, 81, of 506 Lylburn Road, who died at his home at 6:30 a.m. Friday. He had been ill since last August. A Middletown resident all his life, he served as a police officer for the city of Middletown from April 1937 until his retirement in 1966. He became a sergeant in 1950 and was then promoted to lieutenant in July 1952 to head the nine-member traffic bureau. A veteran of the Coast Guard, he had worked for Inland Container Corp. and as a city bus driver before joining the force. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Police. He is surivied by his wife of 61 years, Teresa K.; a daughter, Miss Margaret J. Combs of Middletown; two brothers, David and Cleveland Combs, both of Middletown; four sisters, Mrs. Etta Beckner and Mrs. Lois Beeler, both of Middletown, Mrs. Nina Blount of Trenton, and Mrs. Ruth Higgins of Monticello, Fla. The Rev. Charles Moore will serve as celebrant at service. Friends may call at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. There will be a prayer service there at 6:30 p.m. and FOP service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown or to St. May’s Church. ********************************************************** DC# 0902-483 Delayed Certificate Jane COMBS September 17, 1987 residence: Booneville, Owsley County, KY widowed, white, female occupation: Housewife age: 83 years spouse: widow none born: 5 August 1904 KY died: 17 September 1987 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Heart Disease buried: 20 September 1987 Hensley Cemetery, Booneville, KY father: Henry THOMPSON mother: Betty SCOTT informant: Dallas COMBS, General Delivery, Booneville, KY 41314 September 18, 1987 Middletown Journal Jane Combs FRANKLIN – Mrs. Jane Combs, 83, 701 Clark St., formerly of Booneville, Ky., died Thursday at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was living with her daughter Mrs. Lola Clark, at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis, in 1982, a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Ledford, and two sons, Claude and Dale. Other survivors include five sons, Larry Combs of Liberty, Ind., Eugene, Rollie and Kelly all of Franklin, and Dallas of Booneville, Ky., 21 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be in Booneville, Ky., with arrangements by the Searcy Funeral Home there. ************************************************* DC# 576-0902 Jasper COMBS December 2, 1989 married, white, male residence: 110 North Leibee Street A-5, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Cab driver, Transportation age: 53 years spouse: Martha GAYHART born: 26 June 1936 Knott County, Kentucky died: 2 December 1989 110 N. Leibee Street A-5, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Respiratory arrest, lung disease buried: 5 December 1989 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Gobel COMBS mother: Lula RITCHIE informant: Larry COMBS, 4777 Caprice Drive, Middletown, OH 45044 December 4, 1989 Middletown Journal Jasper COMBS Services for Jasper Combs, 53, 110 N. Liebee St., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Howard officiating. Mr. Combs died Saturday at 2:05 at his residence. Burial will be at the Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday from11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made to Hospice of Middletown. Mr. Combs was a driver for the Middletown Cab Co. for 10 years retiring in 1978. A native of Knott County, Ky., he had lived here for 38 years. He is survived by his wife Martha; six daughters, Mrs. Diana Eskew, Mrs. Cindy Mize, Mrs. Lorna Blackburn and Miss Lisa Combs all of Middletown, Mrs. Lori Campbell of Franklin and Mrs. Karen Hobbs of Germantown; three sons, Mark and Brian, both of Middletown, and David of Port Orford, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Shepherd of Gratis, Mrs. Effie Amburgy of Knott County, Ky., and Mrs. Edith Childers of Franklin; and four brothers, Albert of Fort Knox, Ky., Pearl of Monroe, Troy of Knott County, Ky., and Larry of Middletown. ********************************************************* DC# 0902-496 Jennifer COMBS November 6, 1978 child, white, female residence: 258 Courtland Dr. Apt. 7C, Monroe, Butler County, OH child, white, female age: 3 months born: 8 August 1978 OHIO died: 6 November 1978 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Crib death buried: 8 November 1978 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: David COMBS mother: Debra ELROD informant: David COMBS, 258 Courtland Dr., Monroe, Ohio November 7, 1978 Middletown Journal Jennifer COMBS Monroe – Jennifer Combs, 3 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Combs of 258 Courtland Drive died at Middletown Hospital emergency room Monday at 951 a.m. She had become ill at home. The baby was born Aug. 8 at the Middletown Hospital. She is survived by a twin sister, Ginger Lynn at home; a stepbrother, Tommy Swank at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Combs of Middletown; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Betty Stephens of Middletown and William Elrod of Miamisburg; paternial great grandmother Nettie Combs of Middletown; and maternal great grandmothers, Mrs. Sylvia Hollon of West Milton and Mrs. Alma Elrod of Middletown. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, with the Rev. Cleveland Combs officiating. There will be no visitation. The McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home of Middletown is handling arrangements. *************************************************************** DC# 223 Jerry COMBS July 7, 1943 residence: 933 8th Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 1 year 0months 7 days born: 18 July 1942 [Twin] Middletown, OH died: 25 July 1943 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Marasum, enteritis buried: 28 July 1943 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Edward LEE born Tennessee mother: Effie COMBS born Lee County, Tennessee informant: Effie COMBS, 933 8th Ave., Middletown, OH July 26, 1943 Middletown Journal YEAR OLD BOY DIES SUNDAY Jerry Combs Jerry Combs, one-year old son of Mrs. Effie Combs Wallace, 833 Eighth Avenue, died at the Middletown Hospital at 8 A. M. following an illness of two weeks. Born July 18, 1942, he is survived by his mother and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Keen Combs. Funeral services will be held at the Wilson Brothers Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. R. C. Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery. ************************************************************ DC# 293 Jerry COMBS October 21, 1942 residence: 803 8th Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 3 months 3 days born: 18 July 1942 [Twin] Middletown, OH died: 21 October 1942 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Bronco pneumonia burial: 23 October 1942 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Edward LEE born Tennessee mother: Effie COMBS born Kentucky informant: Effie COMBS, 803 8th Ave., Middletown, OH ********************************************************* DC# 0902-521 Jimmie COMBS November 8, 1993 residence: 1305 Elwood Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Laborer, Automobiles age: 65 years spouse: Esther BROWN born: 3 March 1928 Hazard, Kentucky died: 4 November 1993 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 8 November 1993 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Fulton COMBS mother: Abbie OWENS informant: Esther COMBS, 1305 Elwood Street, Middletown, OH 45042 November 6, 1993 Middletown Journal Jimmie COMBS Funeral services for Jimmie Combs will be at 1:30 a.m. Monday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home, the Rev. Larry Mullins officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park with military rites by American Legion Post 218 color guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Combs, 65, of 1305 Elwood St., died at 2:35 p.m. Thursday at Middletown Regional Hospital where he had been a patient for a week. The Hazard County, Ky., native had lived in this area all his life. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and worked as a laborer at General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 528, Loyal Order of Moose 501, American Legion Post 218 and Fraternal Order of Orioles Aerie 193. He is survived by his wife, Esther; two sons, Larry E. of Franklin, and Steven K. of Gratis; his mother, Abbie Combs of Middletown; four grandchildren; two brothers, Douglas and David D., both of Middletown; a sister, Mazie Taylor of California; three stepdaughters, Linda Streibick of Hamilton, and Carolyn Durham and Leslie Ratliff, both of Middletown; and four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude, in 1992, and a brother Harold. Memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society. ******************************************************* DC# 393 John Charles COMBS December 6, 1938 residence: 1008 1st Avenue, Middletown, OH married, white, male occupation: Insurance Agent age: 46 years 11 months 13 days spouse: Randa [maiden name not listed] born: 23 December 1891 KY died: 6 December 1938 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, OH cause: Bronco Pneumonia, Perforating Gastric Ulcer buried: 9 December 1938 Noctor, KY US Armed Forces: Not listed father: William B. COMBS born KY mother: Sarah MILLER born KY informant: Randa COMBS, City December 7, 1938 Middletown Journal INSURANCE AGENT DIES OF PNEUMONIA John Combs Suffers Attack After Operation John Combs Pneumonia following an operation caused the death of John C. Combs, 46, of 1008 First Avenue and removal of a popular agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. The end came at 7:30 P.M. Tuesday at the Middletown Hospital where he underwent an operation last week for a ruptured gastric ulcer. It was believed he was improved and would survive the operation when pneumonia developed. For seven years, Mr. Combs had been the insurance company’s representative in the East Central Avenue and Upper Arlington districts having been its prize agent for two years, when he led the Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana territory. Prior to going into the insurance business, he had been an employe of the American Rolling Mill Company for 20 years. He is a native of Jackson, Ky., but lived for a time in Noctor, Ky., where his parents now reside. Other survivors are the widow, Mrs. Randa Combs; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Spencer and Mrs. Mable Smith of Noctor, Ky.; seven brothers, Henry of Middletown, Thomas, Asher, Robert and Ova, of Akron, O., Hagar and Samuel of Noctor, Ky. The Rev. W. H. Thompson, pastor of First Church of Christ, of which he was a member, and Dr. Carroll Lewis, pastor of First Methodist Church will be officiates at the funeral home at 7:30 P.M. Thursday, at the McCoy Funeral Home. The body will be sent to Noctor, Ky., Friday morning for funeral rites and burial there Friday afternoon. ******************************************************** DC# 0902-380 John Edward COMBS August 27, 1983 residence: 3924 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Butler County, OH divorced, white, male occupation: Retired Patrolman, City of Middletown age: 64 years spouse: None born: 19 August 1919 OH died: 27 August 1983 3924 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 31 August 1983 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Cleveland COMBS mother: Nettie WRIGHT informant: Kim ROARK, 3900 Jewell St., Middletown, OH 45042 August 28, 1983 Middletown Journal Ex-patrolman John Combs dies John Edward Combs John E. Combs, former Middletown police officer, was found dead at his home Saturday. He is believed to have died around 2 a.m. Saturday. Combs, 64, of 2924 N. Verity Parkway, was born in Middletown. He was in the Army during World War II, serving in the Asiatic War Theater and in the Philippines. He received a Bronze Star and several other medals and ribbons. He was a patrolman with the Middletown Division of Police for 22 years before leaving it in 1969. For the past 10 years he had been manager of Johnny’s Body Shop. He is survived by four sons’ Edward and Richard, both of Middletown, Gary of Virginia Beach , Va., and Robert Bailey of Franklin; two daughters, Mrs. Kimberly Roark and Mrs. Angela Barker, both of Middletown; three brothers, James, David, and Cleveland all of Middletown; five sisters, Mrs. Etta Beckner and Mrs. Grace Short, both of Middletown, Mrs. Nona Blount of Trenton, Mrs. Ruth Higgins of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Lois Beeler of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be at the Wilson-Schramm Memorial Home Wednesday morning at 10, with the Rev. James Maggard officiating. Burial will be in Woodside cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. ****************************************************** DC# 0902-495 John Robert COMBS November 24, 1990 residence: 3700 Jewell St., Middletown, OH married, white, male occupation: Construction worker, Construction age: 80 years spouse: Pauline HUGHES born: 27 June 1910 Frozen KY died: 24 November 1990 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler county, OH buried: 27 November 1990 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Keene COMBS mother: Josie COMBS informant: Pauline COMBS, 3700 Jewell St., Middletown, OH 45042 November 26, 1990 Middletown Journal John R. Combs John Robert Combs, 80, 3700 Jewell Ave., died in the emergency room at Middletown Regional Hospital after becoming ill Saturday at his residence. Born in Frozen, Ky., he was a veteran of World War II and was a construction worker for B. D. Morgan Co. He also worked for several years as a hauler for the Middletown Journal. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Penny Sue Milton of Kilgore, Texas; a stepson, Loyal David Belcher of Middletown; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild; a sister Effie Meadows of Middletown; and two brothers, Goodlow and Charles both of Middletown. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodside Cemetery chapel with the Rev. Al Robinson officiating. Burial will follow with military honors by American Legion Post 218. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the chapel. The Riggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. ************************************************** FETAL DC# 0902-10 Jordan Malcolm COMBS December 15, 1991 infant, male delivery: 15 December 1991 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co, OH cause: Anoxia burial: 24 December 1991 Cremation Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, OH mother: Alexis DOKAS, born July 1, 1974, 17 years old residence: 2014 Howard Avenue, Middletown, Butler County, OH 45044 father: Chad Richard COMBS, born Jan. 23, 1973, 18 years old informants: Alexis DOKAS and Chad Richard COMBS **************************************************** DC# 246 Joseph Elmer COMBS August 24, 1948 residence: 405 Baltimore Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Retired Carpenter age: 84 years 6 months 20 days spouse: Rosetta SHIRER COMBS alive 83 years old born: 4 February 1864 Washington Court House, OH died: 24 August 1946* [typo 1948 see other information] cause: Natural causes, senility buried: 27 August 1948 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: not listed father: Joseph COMBS born Kentucky mother: Elizabeth NICHOLS born Maryland informant: Leslie COMBS, Middletown, OH August 25, 1948 Middletown Journal Joseph Elmer COMBS J. Elmer Combs, 84, retired carpenter, died at his home, 405 Baltimore St. at 6:40 p.m., Tuesday. Mr. Combs had been in failing health for some time but was not bedfast until five weeks ago. Born in Washington C.H., O. [Washington Church House, Fayette Co. OH], he was a residence of this city for 45 years, working at the carpenter trade until his retirement two years ago. He is survived by his wife, Rosetta; three sons, Carl, mail carrier, Clyde and Leslie, all of Middletown; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The Rev. E. R. Turner will conduct services at 2 p.m. Friday in the United Brethren Church where Mr. Combs was a member since coming to Middletown. Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Note. Joseph Elmer COMBS was the s/o Joseph COMBS and Elizabeth NICHOLS who were married in Ross Co., OH on 13 January 1859. They are listed in the 1880 Fayette Co., OH Census. ********************************************************* DC# Joseph Henry COMBS November 8, 1916 residence: 123 Elsmers St., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 7 hours born: 7 November 1916 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 8 November 1916 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Prematurity buried: 9 November 1916 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Clyde COMBS born Ohio mother: Margaret ROOT born Ohio Informant: Clyde COMBS, City *************************************************** DC# 0902-24 Joseph Leslie COMBS January 16, 1958 residence: 3207 Glenco Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Plumber, McGraw Construction. Co. age: 57 years spouse: not listed born: 30 January 1900 Frankfort, OH died: 16 January 1958 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Heart disease buried: 20 January 1958 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Elmer COMBS mother: Rosetta SHIRER informant: Homer D. Leffler, Middletown, OH January 17, 1958 Leslie Combs, 57, Dies; Former Labor Unit Head Joseph Leslie Combs Leslie J. Combs, 57, of 3207 Glenco Ave., died at Middletown Hospital at 6:50 p.m. Thursday. He had been a patient there one day and had been in ill health five years. Mr. Combs was born in Frankfort, Ohio, and had been a resident of Middletown more than 50 years. He was employed as a plumber by the McGraw Construction Co. and was a past president of the Trades & Labor Council and past president and business representative of the Plumbers Union 510. Surviving are his wife, Grace; one son, Garwood of Mason Rt.1; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Remley of Eaton Rt. 4; a brother, Carl of Middletown; and three grandchildren. Services will be held at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. E. H. Hammon officiating. Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-497 Josie COMBS December 5, 1962 residence: 1220 Sycamore St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Housewife age: 73 years spouse: Keen COMBS born: 18 August 1889 Powell County, Kentucky died: 5 December 1962 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 8 December 1962 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: William COMBS mother: Phibie BELCHER informant: Keen COMBS, Middletown, OH December 5, 1962 Middletown Journal Mrs. Josie Combs Mrs. Josie Combs, 72, of 1220 Sycamore St. died at 5:45 a.m. today at Middletown Hospital. She had been ill four weeks. Mrs. Combs was born in Powell Co. Ky., and had been a resident of Middletown 40 years. Surviving are her husband Keen; four sons, John, Woodrow, Goodlow and Charles, all of Middletown; three daughters, Mrs. Ellice Deaton, Mrs. Clara Willoughby and Mrs. Effie Meadows, all of Middletown; a brother Otto of Gratis (Ohio); two sisters, Mrs. Latha Dixon and Mrs. Fanny Clary both of Maysville, Ky.; 36 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Clayton Street Church of God, with the Rev. Haskel Jenkins officiating. Friends may call at the Wilson Memorial Home Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. ********************************************************* DC# 0902-455 Juanita COMBS November 7, 1962 residence: 1600 Carolina St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 50 years spouse: Not listed born: 6 January 1912 Ashland, Kentucky died: 4 November 1962 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Carcinoma of cervix buried: 7 November 1962 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: George HAMMONDS mother: ___________? informant: Harlan COMBS, Middletown, OH November 5, 1962 Middletown Journal Juanita Combs Mrs. Juanita Combs, 50, of 1600 Carolina St., died at 8:17 p.m. yesterday at Middletown Hospital. She had been ill five years. Surviving are her husband, Harlan, a son, Clarence of Middletown; her mother, Mrs. Annie Hammonds of Covington, Ky.; two brothers, Tony Hammonds of Middletown and Low Hammonds of Covington, Ky.; a sister, Miss Bessie Hammonds of Covington, Ky. and four grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ************************************************** DC# 443 Junita COMBS December 7, 1929 residence: 614? Catalpa Drive, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, female born: 7 December 1929 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 7 December 1929 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Still Born buried: 9 December 1929 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Cleveland COMBS born Kentucky mother: Nettie LARSON born Kentucky informant: Cleveland COMBS, City ***********************************K*********************************** DC# 0902-116 Katherine COMBS February 22, 1999 residence 6898 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 87 years spouse: widowed [Brack COMBS] born: 31 December 1911 Breathitt County, Kentucky died: 22 February 1999 Garden Manor Extended Care Center, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 24 February 1999 Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Kentucky father: Zach COMBS mother: Della WHITE informant: Myrtle THORP, 4566 Stubbs Road, Middletown, OH February 23, 1999 Middletown Journal Katherine Combs Mrs. Katherine Combs, 87, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 22, 1999. at the Garden Manor Extended Care Center. She was born on Dec. 31, 1911, in Breathitt County, Ky., the daughter of Zach Combs and Della White Combs. She was a member of the Church of God in Hazard, Ky. She is survived by a daughter Myrtle Thorpe of Middletown; a son Rex Combs of London, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Brack Combs. Arrangements: Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, Ky. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. ************************************************* DC# 0902-449 Kathryn A. COMBS September 25, 1987 residence: 7831 Lynn Drive, Franklin, Warren County, OH married, white, female occupation: Housewife age: 67 years spouse: Woodford COMBS born: 19 March 1920 Kentucky died: 25 September 1987 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH buried: 28 September 1987 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Wayne MOORE mother: Lourilda COLLINS informant: Mr. Woodford COMBS, 7831 Lynn Drive, Franklin, OH 45005 September 25, 1987 Middletown Journal Kathryn A. Combs FRANKLIN – Mrs. Kathryn A. Combs, 67, 7831 Lynn Drive, died at 12:10 a.m. today at Middletown Regional Hospital after being hospitalized less than a day. Born in Wolfe County, Ky., she was a resident here for 57 years. She was a member of the Towne Boulevard Church of God. She and her husband, Woodford “Bo” celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 29. Other survivors include a son, Robert “Buck” of Sheboygan Falls, Wis.: a daughter, Mrs. Tammy Combs Christman of Coldwater, Mich.; a brother Mort Moore of Hamilton; three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Whisman and Mrs. Fannie Watts, both of Middletown, and Mrs. Esther Bush of Franklin; a grandchild; and two great grandchildren. Arrangements are incomplete at the Wilson Schramm Memorial Home. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-271 Keen COMBS June 16, 1963 resident: 1220 Sycamore St., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, male occupation: construction age: 83 years spouse: None widowed born: 17 May 1880 Powell County, Kentucky died: 16 June 1963 D.O.A. Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary Occlusion buried: 19 June 1963 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Elhannon COMBS mother: Minerva [Gabbard] informant: Effie Meadows, 2010 Pearl St., Middletown, OH June 17, 1963 Middletown Journal Keen Combs Keen Combs, 82, of 1220 Sycamore St., was pronounced dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital at 12:29 a.m. yesterday. Mr. Combs was born in Powell County, Ky., and had been a resident of Middletown 40 years. From 1942 to 1955 he was employed by, B. D. Morgan Co. His wife Josephine, died last December. Surviving are five sons, Ovie of Pine Ridge, Ky., John of Trenton, and Woodrow, Goodlow and Charles of Middletown; three daughters, Mrs. Ellis Hatton, Mrs. Clara Willoughby and Mrs. Charles Meadows, all of Middletown; a brother Wesley of Kokomo, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Barker of Michigan and Mrs. Ethel Johnson of Florence, Ky.; 38 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilson Memorial Home with Rev. Clifford Hutchison officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. ***********************************L*********************************** DC# 0902-437 Lawrence COMBS October 3, 1978 residence: 216 Vanderveer St., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, male occupation: Carpenter, McGraw Construction Co. age: 59 years spouse: Not listed born: 4 November 1918 Kentucky died: 3 October 1978 216 Vanderveer St., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Chronic ischemic heart disease 412 found dead burial: 6 October 1978 North Cemetery, Monroe, Butler County, OH US armed Forces: US Army March 11, 1941 – July 3, 1945 father: Elhanon COMBS mother: Kate FUGATE informant: Fulton COMBS, 4695 Salzman Road, Middletown, OH 45042 October 4, 1978 Middletown Journal Lawrence Combs Lawrence “Larry” Combs, 58, of 216 Vanderveer St., was found dead at his home Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. He had been disabled for 10 years. Mr. Combs, a native of Perry County, Ky., lived here since 1935. He retired on disability in 1968 as a carpenter for McGraw Construction, where he worked 20 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Hazel, died Dec. 12, 1971. Survivors include a son, Tom, serving in the Marine Corps in Thailand; a daughter, Mrs. Judy Smith of Middletown; two grandchildren; a stepson Ted Groth of Middletown; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ruth Campbell of Fairfield; three brothers, Fulton, Granville and John of Middletown; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Shearer of Middletown. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gerald Reed officiating. Burial will be in North Monroe Cemetery, Monroe. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. *************************************************** DC# 63 Vol 1 Leroy P. COMBS April 20, 1906 residence: Woodlawn Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 2 months born: Not listed died: 20 April 1906 Woodlawn Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Heart failure burial: 21 April 1906 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Elmer COMBS mother: Ettie [no maiden name listed] informant: Not listed funeral home: J. D. Riggs April 21, 1906 Middletown Journal Baby Combs Dead Phillip LeRoy Combs Plillip LeRoy Combs, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Combs, died last evening at about 4:35 o’clock. He was two months and fifteen days old. Lung trouble and heart failure caused the death. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Stevens at the home, 618 Woodlawn avenue, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Undertaker Riggs will have charge of the funeral. ******************************************************* DC# 0902-287 Lillian E. COMBS August 13, 1960 residence: 405 Baltimore St., Middletown, Butler County, OH resident in Middletown for 67 years married, white, female occupation: Housewife age: 73 years spouse: Not listed born: 3 October 1886 Clermont County, OH died: 13 August 1960 405 Baltimore St., Middletown, OH cause: Heart disease father: David W. ROGERS mother: Anna ESSELMAN informant: Carl E. COMBS, 405 Baltimore St. [Middletown, OH] August 14, 1960 Middletown Journal Mrs. Lillian Combs Mrs. Lillian E. Combs, 73, 4055 Baltimore St., a resident of Middletown for the past 67 years, died at her home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. She had been in failing health five years. Mrs. Combs had been hospitalized nine weeks recently, but was permitted to return to her home four weeks ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 60 years and was an active in church work. She was a member of the Philathea Class. She was also a member of the local chapter of American War Mothers, National Association of Letter Carriers Ladies Auxiliary and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She is survived by her husband, Carl E.; two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Stewart, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Motzer, Detroit; a son, David E. Combs, Middletown; two brothers, Clarence Rogers of Monroe, and Lyman Rogers, Middletown Rt.1; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Swanger, Middletown; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Riggs Funeral Home with the Rev. G. Walter Weber officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ******************************************************* DC# 0902-87 Lillian M. COMBS February 21, 1982 residence: 4721 Salzman Rd, Monroe, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Production Dept., Chevrolet, Moraine, OH age: 59 years spouse: Roger COMBS born: 11 February 1923 Illinois died: 21 February 1982 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 24 February 1982 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Butler County, OH father: Robert MATTINGLY mother: Breelie LINDON informant: Roger COMBS, 4721 Salzman Road, Monroe, OH February 22, 1982 Middletown Journal Lillian Combs MONROE – Mrs. Lillian M. Combs, 59, of 4721 Salzman Road, died at the Middletown Hospital emergency room Sunday at 5:40 a.m. after being stricken ill at home. She had been ill one year. Mrs. Combs, an Illinois native, lived in this area most of her life and worked eight years for Chevrolet, Moraine, where she was employed in the production department. Surviving are her husband, Roger; a daughter, Abbie Lynn, at her home; her mother, Mrs. Breelie Mattingly of Middletown; three brothers, Roger, Ray and Ralph Mattingly of Middletown; and three sisters, Mrs. Maxine McCain of Middletown, Mrs. Trudy Lampl of Lebanon and Mrs. Marjorie Taylor of Fairfield. Private funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Charles Wolfinbarger officating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton. There will be no visitation. The Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Middletown, is handling arrangements. ***************************************************** DC# 112Vol 9 Lillie COMBS April 14, 1916 residence: 812 Jacoby Ave. Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 2 years 2 months 24 days born: 21 January 1914 Kentucky died: 14 April 1916 812 Jacoby Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Broncho-Pneumonia burial: 15 April 1916 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Andrew COMBS born Kentucky mother: Ollie ESTES born Kentucky informant: Andrew COMBS, City ***************************************************** DC# 234 Vol 46 Lois Jean COMBS September 4, 1953 residence: 600 Plain Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Housewife age: 21 years spouse: Not listed born: 11 July 1932 Middletown, OH died: 4 September 1953 600 Plain Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Acute Heart Failure burial: 8 September 1953 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Everett LACY mother: Mary Alice STAMPER informant: Richard COMBS September 5, 1953 Middletown Journal Mrs. Lois J. Combs Mrs. Lois Combs 21, of 1811 Claredon Ave. was pronounced dead on arrival at the Middletown Hospital at 4 p.m. Friday after she was stricken with a heart attack at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Lacey of 600 Plain St. Mrs. Combs, ill since the loss of a child July 12, had resided with her parents since that time. She had visited her doctor only a short time before the attack. She was born July 13, 1932, in Middletown and attended the local schools. Surviving are her husband Richard Nathan Combs; her parents; one son, Terry Edward Cook; a sister, Mrs. Bernice Kindred of San Antonio, Tex., and a brother Virgil Lacey of Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at the First Church of God, of which she was a member. Dr. R. C. Caudill will officiate. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Joseph R. Baker and Sons Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Sunday. ******************************************************* DC# 0902-563 Lois Marie COMBS December 14, 1973 residence: 1915 Hill St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 58 years spouse: Woodrow COMBS born: 3 January 1915 Kentucky died: 14 December 1973 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Aspiration pneumonia buried: 17 December 1973 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH father: E. C. BURNETT mother: Belle GILLUM informant: Mr. Woodrow COMBS, 1915 Hill St., Middletown, OH 45042 December 14, 1973 Middletown Journal Lois Marie Combs Mrs. Lois Marie Combs, 58, 1915 Hill Ave., died today at Middletown Hospital. She had been ill since August. Mrs. Combs was born in Jackson, Ky., and had been a resident of Middletown 27 years. Surviving are her husband, Woodrow; two daughters, Mrs. Judith Royalty of Carmel, Calif., and Mrs. Saundra Lyon of Hammerville; a son Michael of Middletown; two brothers, Colin Burnett of Reno, Nev., and James Burnett of Jackson, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Davis of White Springs, Ky.; and eight grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ************************************************** DC# 0902-323 Lois T. COMBS July 19, 1968 residence: 6462 Locust Lane, Franklin, Warren County, OH married, white, female occupation: Data Control Operator, Aeronca Manufacturing Co. age: James B. Combs born: 18 August 1906 Kentucky died: 19 July 1968 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Respiratory failure burial: 22 July 1968 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Jack TIREY mother: Leona SIZEMORE informant: James B. COMBS, 6462 Locust Lane, Franklin, OH July 19, 1968 Middletown Journal Mrs. Lois Combs Mrs. Lois T. Combs, 61, 6462 Locust Lane, Franklin, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Middletown Hospital where she was admitted Wednesday. Mrs. Combs retired eight years ago from employment as a data control operator by Aeronca Corp. She was born in Battyville [Beattyville] , Ky. Surviving are her husband, James; three sisters, Mrs. Birdie Begley of Beattyville, and Mrs. Ora McClain and Mrs. Hazel Voix of Middletown; and three brothers, Walker and Charles Tirey of Beattyville, and Delma Tirey of Trenton, Mich. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the McCoy-leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. H. S. Gessner officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. *************************************************** DC# 0902-611 Lorine COMBS November 19, 1998 residence: 2112 Wellington Rd., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, male occupation: Homemaker age: 50 years spouse: Not listed born: 19 January 1948 Middletown, OH died: 19 November 1998 Garden Manor Extended Care Center, Middletown , OH cause: Lung cancer burial: Woodside Cemetery Cremation Facility, Middletown, OH father: James BACK mother: Virgie MILLER informant: Michael Jagger, 7115 Royale Dr., West Chester, OH 45011 November 20, 1998 Middletown Journal Lorine Combs Mrs. Lorine Combs, 50, of Middletown, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at the Garden Manor Extended Care Center. She was born in Middletown on Jan. 19, 1948 and lived here most of her life. Mrs. Combs was a homemaker and a member of Buena Vista First Church of God. Among her survivors are a son, Mitchael Jagger of West Chester; her mother, Virgie Walters of Middletown; her father, James Back of Middletown; and two sisters, Della Boggs and Gladys Signom, both of Middletown. Her husband, Bobby Combs died in 1993. Arrangements: A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Joseph R. Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Pastor Phil Moon officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Crematory. There will be no visitation. ********************************** Louise COMBS…see aka Eulah Combs.. ********************************* DC# 4 Lucy [Lucille] COMBS January 5, 1920 residence: 413 Third St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: At home age: 37 years 7 months 4 days spouse: Not listed [James COMBS] born: 12 June 1883 Kentucky died: 5 January 1920 413 Third St., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Tuberculosis of lungs burial: 7 January 1920 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Frank SPRINKLES born Lee County, Virginia mother: Mittie ALLEN born Kentucky informant: James COMBS, City undertaker: W. N. McCoy, City January 6, 1920 Middletown Journal Mrs. Lucy Combs Called by Death A good woman was removed from the community last evening at 6:30 o’clock in the death of Mrs. Lucy Combs, wife of James Combs, 413 East Third Street. Death was a merciful relief to suffering of many weeks for Mrs. Combs. She was 37 years of age. Mrs. Combs devoted her life to the happiness of others and her presence will be keenly felt in her family and circle of friends. Rev. C. W. Sullivan will conduct the funeral Wednesday at 2:30 o’clock at the residence, and burial will be made in Woodside cemetery. ************************************************** DC# 0902-460 Lula COMBS October 21, 1974 residence: 128 Park St., Middletown, Butler County, OH widow, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 70 years spouse: widow born: 3 November 1903 Kentucky died: 21 October 1974 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 23 October 1974 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Butler County, OH father: Gabe RITCHIE mother: Cynthia RITCHIE informant: Larry COMBS, 128 Park St., Middletown, OH 45042 October 22, 1974 Middletown Journal Lula Combs Services for Mrs. Lula Combs, 72, of 128 Park St., will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Christian Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. J. O. Rosenburger officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday after 9 a.m. Mrs. Combs died Monday at Middletown Hospital. ********************************************* DC# 150 Luther COMBS June 29, 1919 residence: 603 Philadelphia St., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 3 months 11 days born: 18 March 1919 Ohio died: 29 June 1919 603 Philadelphia St., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Gastro-enteritis burial: 30 June 1919 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: J. H. COMBS born Kentucky mother: Artie SPARKMON born Kentucky informant: J. H. COMBS, City undertaker: J. D. Riggs, City June 10, 1919 Middletown Journal Infant Dies Luther COMBS Luther Combs, three months old son of J. H. Combs, 603 Philadelphia Street passed away Saturday at the residence. Sorrow is more acute in the home because of the recent death of the babe’s mother. Rev. W. T. Frank officiated at the services this afternoon and interment took place in the Middletown cemetery. ********************************************************* DC# 0902-100 Luvena COMBS residence: 5177 Franklin-Lebanon Rd, Franklin, [Warren County], OH widowed, white, female occupation: At home age: 88 years spouse: Not listed born: 11 March 1878 Kentucky died: 22 February 1967 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Myocardial Infarction, Massive burial: 25 February 1967 Thacker Cemetery, Clark County, Kentucky father: William EVANS mother: Not known informant: Little COMBS, Franklin, OH funeral home: Eaton Funeral Home, 121 East Second St., Franklin, OH February 23, 1967 Middletown Journal Mrs. Luvena Combs FRANKLIN – Mrs. Luvena Combs, 88, of 5177 Franklin-Lebanon Road, died at 6 a.m. today at Middletown Hospital where she had been a patient about 10 days. Surviving are five sons, McCoy Evans of El Cajon, Calif., Little Combs of Franklin, Woodrow Combs of Lexington, Ky., William Combs of Springboro and Arley Combs of Winchester, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Leach of Dayton and Mrs. Vina Ritchie of Indian Fields, Ky., and 15 grandchildren. Services and burial will be held in Winchester, Ky., where arrangements are being handled by the Scobee Funeral Home. Local arrangements are by the Eaton Funeral Home. ************************************************************* DC# 0902-28 Lynda COMBS January 29, 1954 residence: 1429 Oxford State Road, Middletown-Rural, Butler County, OH child, white, female age: 7 months 24 days born: 5 June 1953 Middletown, OH died: 29 January 1954 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Mediastinal Emphysema, Bilateral Pneumonia, Possible Cong. Heart Disease burial: 1 February 1954 Ivans Crossing Cemetery, Campton, Kentucky father: Callaway COMBS mother: Stella BARKER informant: Callaway COMBS January 30, 1954 Middletown Journal Linda Combs Linda Combs, seven-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Callaway Combs, 1427 Oxford State Rd. died at 9:35 p.m. Friday at Middletown Hospital where she was admitted Jan. 24. Surviving are the parents, a sister, Jill Jay; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mort Barker and Mrs. Mary Taulbee, all of Campton, Ky. Friends may call at the Joseph R. Baker and Sons Funeral Home from 2 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Horne Funeral Home in Campton, with burial there. ***********************************M********************************** DC# 314 Maggie COMBS October 25, 1948 residence: 4109 Lewis Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH resident in city 26 years married, white, female occupation: At home age: 65 years 13 days spouse: Walker COMBS 67 years old born: 12 October 1883 Heidleburg, Kentucky died: 25 October 1948 4109 Lewis Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Myocarditis buried: 29 October 1948 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Mace ESTES born Kentucky mother: Nina? MORSE, born Kentucky informant: Walker COMBS, 4109 Lewis St., Middletown, OH October 26, 1948 Middletown Journal Mrs. Maggie Combs Mrs. Maggie Combs, 65, wife of Walker Combs of 4109 Lewis St., died at 12: 30 p.m. yesterday in her home following an illness of five months. A resident of Middletown for 26 years she will be remembered long for her work at the Garfield Mission which was her only hobby outside her home. She was also a member of the Methodist Church in Beattyville, Ky. She is survived by her husband; seven sons, Harlan, Thomas, Clifford, Earl, David, and Edward, all of Middletown, and Elmer of Germantown; daughters, Mrs. Freda Hall, Mrs. Margaret Russon and Miss Martha Combs, all of Middletown, and Mrs. Myrtle Miller of Winchester, Va., and seven grandchildren. Friends may call at the residence after 10 a.m. Wednesday until Friday noon when the body will be returned to Joseph R. Baker and Sons funeral Home for services there at 2 p.m. Jacob F. Seibold of the Garfield Mission will officiate at the service. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. ****************************************************** DC# 0902-467 Manuel COMBS October 26, 1996 residence: 6501 Germantown Road Lot 439, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Self-employed carpenter, construction age: 72 years spouse: Emma Vesta STRONG born: 1 August, 1924 Jackson, Kentucky died: 26 October 1996 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Acute Myocardial Infarction buried: 30 October 1996 Mound Cemetery, Monroe, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Biram COMBS mother: Ida COX informant: Emma Vesta COMBS, 6501 Germantown Rd. Lot 439, Middletown, OH 45042 October 28, 1996 Middletown Journal Manuel Combs Manuel Combs, 72, of 6501 Germantown Road, Middletown, died at 4:07 p.m. Saturday at Middletown Regional Hospital. Mr. Combs was born Aug 1, 1924 in Jackson, Ky. He had lived in the Middletown area since 1960. He was a World War II veteran. He was self-employed carpenter for 18 years until his retirement in 1982. He also worked as a machine operator at Diamond National for nine years. Mr. Combs was active in the Dixie Highway Christian Center and the Germantown Masonic Lodge No. 257 F.&A.M. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Emma Vesta Combs; two daughters, Martha Angel of Middletown Jeri Tom of Pearl City, Hawaii; one son, Sid Combs of Middletown; three granddaughters, Judy Campbell, Joni Mosley and Jenna Combs, all of Middletown; four great-grandchildren, Michael Adams, Jaime Campbell, David Campbell and Maggie Mae Nestor, all of Middletown; one brother, Sam Combs of Jackson, Ky.; one sister, Bessie Noble of Jackson, Ky.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Biram and Ida (Cox) Combs; three sisters, Jeanetta Faye Combs, Oma Caudill and Mae Watkins and two brothers, George and Jeff Combs; Jeanetta Faye Combs, Oma Caudill and Mae Watkins and two brothers, George and Jeff Combs. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Dave Bowling officiating. Burial will be at the Mound Cemetery in Monroe with military services by the American Legion Post 218 Color Guard. Memorials may be made to the Dixie Highway Christian Center. ****************************************************** DC# 0902-594 Marcia Louise COMBS December 15, 1997 residence: 2314 Joshua Circle, Middletown, Warren County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Secretary, AK Steel age: 64 years spouse: Not listed [William A. COMBS] born: 4 February 1933 Middletown, OH died: 15 December 1997 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: Ventricular fibrillation, Carcinoma of the lung buried: 19 December 1997 Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum, Middletown, OH father: Wallace MC CLAIN mother Ona WELLS informant: William COMBS, 2312 Joshua Circle, Middletown, OH 45044 December 17, 1997 Middletown Journal Marcia M. Combs Mrs. Marcia M. Combs, 64, of 2314 Joshua Circle, Middletown, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Middletown on Feb. 4, 1933, the daughter of Wallace McClain and Ona (Wells) McClain. She worked at AK Steel Co. as a secretary and in the security department, retiring in 1993. Mrs. Combs was a member of Christ Recovery Church in Miamiaburg. She is survived by a son, William O. Combs of Middletown; her mother, Ona McClain of Middletown; and two grandchildren, Michael and Jayme Combs of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace McClain, in 1996; her husband, William A. Combs, in 1984; and a daughter, Jane Hohenstein, in 1996. Arrangements: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with evangelist Edie Garrett officiating. Entombment will be at Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: The family has requested that a memorial contribution be made to PAWS or the Animal Sanctuary on Union Road. **************************************************** DC# 0902-26 Margaret COMBS January 8, 1976 residence: 200 Clark St., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 88 years spouse: Widowed born: 18 May 1887 Kentucky died: 8 January 1976 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, Kentucky cause: Carcinoma of sigmoid metastic to lung buried: 12 January 1976 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Oh father: Elijah CARTER mother: Leah EASTERLING informant: Mr. Donald IRWIN, Rhinelander, Wisc. **************************************************** DC# 0902-395 Margaret A. COMBS September 21, 1991 residence: 751 Kensington Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH divorced, white, female occupation: Cook, Restaurant age: 82 years spouse: None born: 12 May 1909 Bath, Kentucky died: 21 September 1991 Middletown Regional Hospital, Butler County, OH cause: Acute respiratory failure buried: 24 September 1991 Butler County Memorial Park, Wayne Township, OH father: Walker COMBS mother: Maggie ESTES informant: Geneva R. COMBS, 109 Arcadia Drive, Middletown, OH 45042 September 22, 1991 Middletown Journal Margaret Combs Ms. Margaret Combs, 82, of the Barbara Park Convalescent Center, died Saturday afternoon at Middletown Regional Hospital. Born in Bath County, Ky., she was a member of The Church of Mayfield. She is survived by three brothers, Clarence Combs, David Combs and Tom Combs, and a sister, Mrs. Freda Hall, all of Middletown. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Sowards officiating. Burial will be at the Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday before the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. *************************************************** DC# 0902-219 Margaret Root COMBS April 26, 1973 residence: 411 Young St., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Cafeteria Worker Retired 1958, Middletown City Schools age: 79 years spouse: Not listed [Clyde COMBS] born: 13 September 1893 Ohio died: 26 April 1973 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Acute Myocardial Infarction buried: 30 April 1973 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Jacob ROOT mother: Mary HOIT informant: Mrs. Betty Jane Spies, 730 Todhunter Rd., Monroe, OH 45050 April 27, 1973 Middletown Journal Margaret Root Combs Mrs. Margaret Root Combs, 79, of 411 Young St., was dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital at 9:12 p.m. Thursday. She was a retired employee of the Board of Education. Her husband, Clyde, died in 1957, and a son, police officer Jack Combs in 1971. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty Jane Spies of Monroe and Mrs. Mary Etta Maloy of Lebanon; a son Clyde of Spokane, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Mable Rempe of Middletown: and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Methodist Church, with the Rev. Clifford Stearns officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Joseph R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ********************************************************** DC# 0902-207 Marie Ada COMBS May 6, 1977 residence: 4420 Bonita Dr. Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 67 years spouse: Thomas COMBS born: 2 November 1909 Kentucky died: 6 May 1977 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 9 May 1977 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Newton A. LEE mother: Elizabeth ROSE informant: Thomas COMBS, 4420 Bonita Dr., Middletown, OH May 7, 1977 Middletown Journal Marie A. Combs Mrs. Marie Combs, 68, 4420 Bonita Drive, died after an extended illness at 4: 25 p.m. yesterday at the Middletown Hospital where she had been a patient one-week. A native of Lee City, Ky., she had lived in Middletown 46 years. She was a former employe of Frigidaire in Dayton and Inland Container in Middletown. Surviving are her husband, Thomas; a brother, Arthur Lee of Trenton; a sister, Mrs. Jo Marlin of Martinsville, Ind. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, the Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. **************************************************** DC# 0902-139 Marion James COMBS February 13, 1977 residence: 3676 Village Dr., Franklin, Warren County, OH divorced, white, male occupation: Coal Miner age: 65 years spouse: None born: 16 September 1911 Kentucky died: 13 February 1977 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Homicide, Shotgun wound of chest wall buried: 16 February 1977 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: not listed father: James COMBS mother: Minerva [Maiden name not listed] informant: Mrs. Christine KENDRICK, 3004 Mohawk St., Middletown, OH 45042 January 24, 1977 Middletown Journal Shooting, arson are investigated Things began falling into place today for Middletown Police, the Middletown Fire Department, and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department as the three agencies continued to investigate connections between a suspected arson fire, a shooting and stabbing, and an act of vandalism, all of which occurred over the weekend. Shot Saturday around 9:30 p.m. was Marion Combs, 65, 3674 Apt. A, Village East Apts. His son, Gale, 33, same address, was stabbed in the throat at the same time. Both men were taken to Middletown Hospital by Franklin Life Squad. The shooting victim was admitted and remains there in fair condition; Gale is in the hospital in serious condition. Charged in connection with the incident on two counts of attempted murder was Donald “Buster” Bowles, 42, of 721 Elwood St. Two counts of complicity to attempted murder were filed against his wife, Sadie Bowles, 47, same address. Both were charged this morning in Franklin Court. Donald Bowles was being held in Middletown city jail this morning for the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred in Warren County at the Village East Apts. Bowles was also charged by Middletown police with aggravated arson in connection with a fire which did $10,000 damage to a home at 803 Elwood St. Saturday around 7:30 p.m. Earlier that same day, a front window was blown out with a blast from a shotgun, police said. Apparently all three incidents are related and the result of a long-running feud between the Bowles and the Combs and another man, John Peacher, who had been residing at the Elwood Street address where the fire occurred, according to the police. Officers said the episode began when Bowles’ window was shot out. He apparently believed that Peacher and Combs were responsible. Later in the day, after the fire on Elwood had begun, Middletown police received a call to investigate a shooting and stabbing at Village East. Warren County deputies were advised of the incident and they told police that Bowles was wanted in connection with a shooting. Officers went to 721 Elwood and were greeted by Bowles standing in the front door, bleeding with a bandage wrapped around his left hand. Upon questioning, Sadie Bowles led officers to a .22 caliber automatic rifle located in a couch at the residence. Police then discovered some shotgun shells on her person and asked her the location of the shotgun. She directed them to an address on Oxford State Road where the shotgun had been dropped off earlier in the evening, apparently by Bowles. After Bowles was taken into custody today, Middletown Fire Inspector Curtis Peck, performed a positive hydrocarbon test on Bowles’ trousers. The trousers and samples of gasoline found in the charred Elwood residence were sent today to the Ohio Arson Bureau for comparison test. Peacher was arrested yesterday by Middletown police on a charge of investigation of an arson. He was taken into custody as he attempted to retrieve a small metal file box from the Elwood address filled with personal papers, he told police. February 14, 1977 Middletown Journal SHOOTING VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL Marion Combs Marion Combs, 65; who was shot Jan 22 in an altercation at his residence, 3674 Village Drive in the Village East Apartments, died yesterday at Middletown Hospital. The death raises the possibility of new charges against Donald “Buster” Bowles, Warren County Procutor Morris Turkelson said this morning. Bowles, 43, of 721 Elwood St., has been indicted on two counts of attempted murder in the shooting of Mr. Combs and the stabbing of Mr. Combs’ son Gale, 33. At Turkelson’s request an autopsy on Mr. Combs will be performed by the Hamilton County corner’s office. “We want to learn something from that before we make up our mind,” said Turkelson of the possibility of seeking new charges. “I don’t want to jump to any conclusions.” Also indicted by the grand jury in February was Bowles’ wife Sadie, 47, who was charged with two counts of complicity to attempted murder. Mr. Combs was a retired coal miner, who had lived with his son since September in the apartment complex at Ohio 122 and I-75. He was shot in the stomach with a 16 – gauge shotgun, according to the sheriff’s deputies. His son was stabbed in the throat. Both underwent surgery at Middletown Hospital. The younger Combs has filed suit in Warren County Common Pleas Court against Bowles seeking more than $1 million. In the suit, Combs says the neck wound inflicted by Bowles severed his vocal cords and required 66 stitches to close. Mrs. Bowles stood by with a shotgun while he stabbed Combs says the suit. Police believe the shooting and stabbing were in retaliation for an incident earlier in the day in which the Bowles front window was shattered by a shotgun blast. In addition to his son, Gale, Mr. Combs is survived by another son, Clarence of Jeffersonville, Ind.; five daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Deaton, Mrs. Christine Kendrick and Miss Drema Combs, all of Middletown, Mrs. Corrine Pennington of Fairfield and Mrs. Brenda Reams of Fulton, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Bates and Mrs. Ollie Collins, both of Kentucky, and Mrs. Lake Collins of Indiana; 26 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with burial in the Butler County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. *********************************************************** DC# 0902-365 Martha COMBS July 31, 1997 residence: 2960 Wilbraham Road Apt.# P, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation Homemaker age 60 years spouse: Not listed [Jasper COMBS] born: 6 March 1937 Middletown, Ohio died: 31 July 1997 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Hepatitis buried: 4 August 1997 Butler County Memorial Park, Wayne Township, OH father: John S. GAYHART mother: Evelyn TRENT informant: Lorna K. BLACKBURN, 1715 Sheridan Avenue, Middletown, OH 40544 August 2, 1997 Middletown Journal Martha Combs Martha Combs, 60, of Middletown died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Middletown, March 6, 1937, the daughter of John S. and Evelyn Trent Gayhart. She was a homemaker and a member of the Towne Boulevard Church of God. Mrs. Combs is survived by three sons, Mark A. Combs Sr. and Brian K. Combs, both of Middletown, and David L. of Bandon, Ore.; six daughters, Diana S. Eskew, Cindy J. (Randall W.) Mize, Loma K. (Daniel S.) Blackburn, Lori Ann Campbell, Karen S. Douglas) Hobbs, and Lisa Combs, all of Middletown; one brother, Harold (Sharon) Gayhart of Middletown; four sisters, Herma Gayhart and Mildred (Clarence) Collinsworth, both of Middletown, Susie Short of Trenton and Birtie Domingo, of Winchester, Ky.; and 12 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Combs (Oct. 8, 1989); her parents; four brothers, Frank, Lonnie, Dallas and Herman Gayhart; and a sister, Mary Gayhart. Arrangements: Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Butler County Memorial Park Chapel in Wayne Township. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Butler County Memorial Park Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Back officiating. Burial will be in the Butler County Memorial Park. *********************************************************** DC# 0902-293 Martha Hall COMBS June 2, 1986 residence: 535 S. River Street, Franklin, Warren County, OH divorced, white, male occupation: Bartender age: 47 years spouse: None born: 22 February 1939 OH died: 2 June 1986 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Congestive heart failure buried: 6 June 1986 Woodhill Cemetery, Franklin, OH father: Ralph HALL mother: Ollie MELTON informant: Eileen SKIDMORE, 17 North Drive, Miamisburg, OH June 3, 1986 Middletown Journal Martha Combs FRANKLIN – Mrs. Martha “Pug” Hall Combs, 47, 535 S. River St., died Monday at the Middletown Regional Hospital shortly after being admitted. She was a member of the Ethel E. Lodge 2309 Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 149 Auxiliary, both of Franklin. She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Joseph, in 1976. She is survived by a brother, Steven Hall of Carlisle, and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Skidmore, Mrs. Barbara Gansheimer and Mrs. Mary Haller, all of Miamisburg. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, the Rev. William D. Bottles officiating. Burial will be at Woodhill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-37 Martha Jane COMBS July 29, 1977 residence: 3600 Tytus Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 88 years spouse: None born: 29 July 1888 Kentucky died: 20 January 1977 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 22 January 1977 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: George MC INTOSH mother: Rachael KILBURN informant: Mrs. Grace WOODWARD, 3600 Tytus Ave., Middletown, OH January 20, 1977 Middletown Journal Martha Combs Mrs. Martha Jane Combs, 88 of 3600 Tytus Ave., died at 1:20 a.m. today at Middletown Hospital where she been a patient since Monday. She had had an extended illness. Mrs. Combs was making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Woodward, at the time of her death. She was a native of Jackson County, Ky. Her husband Isaac died in 1953. Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Howard Dakin and Mrs. Eugene Heller, both of Middletown, Mrs. Robert Kincaid and Mrs. John Bruner, both of Cincinnati; four sons, James, Woodrow and Eugene, all of Middletown, and George of San Antonio, Tex.; a brother, Oscar McIntosh of Lerose, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Abe Johnson and Mrs. Cantony Williams, both of Lerose, and Mrs. Edsel Barrett of Middletown; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be 10. a.m. Saturday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. January 21, 1977 Middletown Journal Martha Combs The name of Mrs. Pearl Bryant of Tennessee was omitted from a list of survivors made available to The Journal yesterday for inclusion in an obituary for Mrs. Martha Combs. Mrs. Bryant was Mrs. Combs’ sister. Mrs. Combs, 88, of 3600 Tytus Ave., died yesterday at Middletown Hospital. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-541 Mary Alice COMBS November 11, 1972 residence: 203 Old Street, Monroe, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 79 years spouse: None widow born: 3 March 1893 Kentucky died: 11 November 1972 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH ** buried: 14 November 1972 Evans Cemetery, Campton, Kentucky father: Alex BARNETTE mother: Jo Ann HAYES informant: Mrs. Eula MILLER, 203 Old Street, Monroe, OH November 12, 1972 Middletown Journal Mary Alice Combs Mrs. Mary Alice Combs, 79, of 203 Old St., Monroe, died yesterday afternoon at Middletown Hospital, where she had been a patient since Nov. 7. She came to Middletown from Wolfe County, Ky., in 1964 after her husband died. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Wells and Mrs. Beulah Chandler, both of Middletown and Mrs. Evelyn Propps and Mrs. Eula Miller, both of Monroe; two sons, Will and Ike, both of Middletown; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday at one 1 p.m. at the Campton, Ky., Church of God. Burial will be in Evans Cemetery in Campton. Friends may call at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ********************************************************* DC# 0902-249 Mary F. COMBS June 6, 1974 residence: 3420 Vannest, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Housewife age: 76 years spouse: Frank COMBS born: 26 October 1897 Wolfe County, Kentucky died: 6 June 1974 3420 Vannest, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 10 June 1974 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: A. R. HATTON mother: Elizabeth GIBBS informant: Frank J. COMBS, 3420 Vannest, Middletown, OH June 6, 1974 Middletown Journal Mary Combs Mrs. Mary Combs, 76, of 3420 Vannest Ave., died at 6:15 a.m. today at home after an illness of two years. Mrs. Combs was born in Wolfe County, Ky., and had been a resident of Middletown 42 years. She was a member of Harlan Park Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Frank; three sons, Sercie, Drayfus and Eugene of Middletown; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys Selby, Mrs. Eunice Cowdrey and Mrs. Geneva Moore of Middletown, Mrs. Ruby Taylor of Trenton and Mrs. Omeda Johnson of Miami, Fla.; four brothers, Dewey Hatton of Middletown, Lawton Hatton of Dayton, and Noah and Trasher Hatton of Wolfe Co., Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Angie Smith of Indianapolis; 27 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Wilson-Schramm Memorial Home, with the Rev. Jack Adams officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ***************************************************************** DC# 0902-9? Matt W. COMBS January 1, 1970 residence: 200 Clark Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Retired, U. S. Army Supply Depot age: 81 years spouse: Margaret CARTER born: 27 November 1888 Kentucky died: 1 January 1970 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 5 January 1970 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: WW I father: Oscar COMBS mother: Belle GODSEY informant: Mrs. Margaret COMBS, 200 Clark Street, Middletown, OH January 2, 1970 Middletown Journal Matt W. Combs Matt W. Combs, 80, of 200 Clark St., died at 5:50 p.m. yesterday at Middletown Hospital. Mr. Combs retired 21 years ago as a civilian employee of the Army. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of American Legion Post 218 and Lincoln Lodge 893, F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a stepson, Barr Irwin of Middletown; and two sisters, Mrs. Blanch Hurt of Akron, Colo., and Mrs. Jessie Sparling of Green Ridge, Mo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grand Avenue Church of God, with the Rev. Henry Howard officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church Monday after 1 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ******************************************************* DC# 0902-102 Mattie COMBS March 1, 1982 residence: 500 Charles Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 84 years spouse: Widow born: 6 November 1894 Kentucky died: 1 March 1982 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Congestive heart failure buried: 3 March 1979 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: George HOWARD mother: May NOBLE informant: Harold COMBS, 4209 Lisa Lane, Middletown, OH March 1, 1979 Middletown Journal Mattie Combs Mattie Combs, 84, formerly of 500 Charles St., died at 7:20 a.m. today at Middletown Hospital, where she had been a patient for three days. She had been a resident of the Barbara Park Convalescent Center for the past two years. She was a native of Jackson, Ky., and had lived in Middletown for the past 60 years. Her husband, Wilgus, died in 1959. She is survived by two sons, Hal of Middletown and Wil of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Woodside Cemetery with the Rev. David Cottrill officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home. ************************************************* DC# 71 Vol 6 Merton COMBS March 23, 1913 residence: 315 Garden, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, female age 11 years 4 months 18 days born: November 5, 1902 Kentucky died: 23 March 1913 315 Garcen, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cerebro Spinal Fever burial: 28 March 1913 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: G. D. COMBS* born Kentucky mother: Lilly AMMINGER* born Kentucky informant: G. D. COMBS, City funeral home: Harry Backmann, Undertaker, City Note: I have Garrett Combs married to Lilly Armitage. In the 1910 Census they can be found in Menifee County, Kentucky with Murton, dau 8 years old… Garrett Combs was the son of Henry Duff Combs and Juda Martin March 24, 1913 Middletown News Signal Merton Combs Merton, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Coombs, died at the home of his parents on Garden street at 9 o’clock yesterday morning. The funeral services will be held in private at 10 o’clock tomorrow, Rev. Pumphrey, officiating. Interment in charge of H. Bachmann will be made in Woodside Cemetery. *************************************************************** DC# 349 Mildred Hazel COMBS October 16, 1947 residence: 112 Crawford Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH widow, white, female occupation: Tobacco Worker age: 25 years 10 months 13 days spouse: Not listed [Hayden COMBS] born: 3 December 1921 Middletown, Ohio died: 16 October 1947 112 Crawford St., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Carcinoma of rectum buried: 20 October 1947 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Charles D. NEAL born Kentucky mother: Carrie PROFITT born Kentucky informant: Chas. D. NEAL, 112 Crawford St. October 16, 1947 Middletown Journal Mrs. Mildred Combs Mrs. Mildred Combs, 25, died at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neal, 112 Crawford St., at 7:30 a.m. today. In ill health since June, she was the widow of Hayden Combs, World War II soldier, killed in Germany September 14, 1944, with the 28 Division. She was awaiting the return of his body to this country. Born and reared in Middletown, she attended local grade and high school, and was a member of the First Church of God. During the was she was employed by the P. Lorillard Co. Her late husband was an employe of Inland Container before the war. She is survived by her mother and father, four brothers, Ralph, Robert, Raymond, and Stephen and two sisters, Kathleen and Juanita. Friends may call at the residence after 9 a.m. Saturday. The funeral will be held from the First Church of God on Crawford St., at 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. W. Curtis Lee, Assistant Pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodside Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Baker and son Funeral Home. ****************************************************** DC# 0902-538 Millie COMBS November 4, 1987 residence: 912 Sorg Place, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Cafeteria worker, Public Schools age: 78 years born: 19 October 1919 Kentucky died: 4 November 1987 912 Sorg Place, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 11 November 1987 Entombment Woodside Mausoleum, Middletown, OH father: Andrew COMBS mother: Ollie ESTES informant: Nelda DAVIS, 821 Bamboo Lane, Delray Beach, Florida 33444 November 5, 1987 Middletown Journal Millie Combs Mrs. Millie Combs, 79, 912 Sorg Place, died Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. at her home after a short illness. A native of Bath Co. Ky., she lived here for 73 years and worked as a cafeteria server for the Middletown Board of Education for 11 years, retiring in 1971. She was a member of the Breiel Boulevard Church of Good for 62 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie, in March 1974, and a son Carl, in 1976. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nelda Davis of Delray Beach, Fla.; a son Eugene of Middletown; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two sister, Mrs. Shirley Phillips of Monroe and Mrs. Ella Hines of Middletown; two half sisters, Mrs. Wanda Faulkner of Middletown and Mrs. Nancy Ballard of Carlisle; two brothers, Ray Combs and Charles Combs both of Middletown; and two half brothers, Donald Combs and Jerry Combs, both of Middletown. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home, the Rev. J. Herschel Caudill officiating. Entombment will be at Woodside Mausoleum. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown. Note: Millie Combs was the daughter of Andrew Combs and Ollie Estes. Andrew Combs was the son of George Washington Combs and Nancy Reffitt **************************************************** DC# 0902-330 Myron Kenneth COMBS August 8, 1991 residence: 101 Lylburn Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Owner, Carry Out age: 73 years spouse: Sara BARNETT born: 8 September 1917 Pekin, Kentucky died: 8 August 1991 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Myocardial infarction buried: 12 August 1991 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Elza COMBS mother: Rosemary MC KINNEY informant: Sara COMBS, 101 Lylburn Road, Middletown, OH 45044 August 9, 1991 Middletown Journal M. Kenneth Combs M. Kenneth Combs, 74, died last evening at Middletown Regional Hospital where he was taken after being stricken at his home at 101 Lyburn St. Mr. Combs was the owner of Kenny’s Carry Out in Blue Ball on Cincinnati- Dayton Road until his retirement and earlier had been employed by Aetna Freight Lines. Survivors include his wife, Sara E.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Palmer of Middletown and Miss Margaret “Peggy” Combs of Middletown; a brother, Albert of West Carrollton; a grandson; and a great- granddaughter. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home with burial at Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The family suggest memorial contributions to the Butler County chapter of the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or PAWS. ***********************************N*********************************** DC# 0902-583 Nettie Belle COMBS December 23, 1981 residence: 751 Kensington St., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 89 years spouse: Not listed born: 11 November 1892 Kentucky died: 23 December 1981 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Pneumonia, Renal failure buried: 28 December 1981 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Morton LARISON mother: Auwilda MC INTOSH informant: Etta BECKNER, 2111 Erie Avenue, Middletown, OH 45042 December 24, 1981 Middletown Journal Nettie B. Combs Mrs. Nettie Bell Combs, 89, a resident of the Barbara Park Convalescent Center, died Wednesday at 9:25 p.m. after an extended illness. Mrs. Combs, a native of Kentucky, had lived here since 1915. She had been employed at the old P. Lorillard Co. Mrs. Combs was a member of the Ridgecrest Church of God. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Etta Beckner and Mrs. Grace Short, both of Middletown, and Mrs. Lois Beeler of Indianapolis, Ms. Ruth Higgins of Middletown and Mrs. Nona Blount of Trenton; and four sons, James, John and David, all of Middletown, and Cleveland Combs of Akron. Other survivors include 32 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-great-grandchildren; a brother James Wright of Middletown and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Fish of Dayton. Services will be held at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ************************************************ DC# 153 Vol 3 Nora Pauline COMBS October 8, 1910 residence: 743 4th Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, female age: 8 years 10 months 1 day born: 7 December 1901 Ohio died: 8 October 1910 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Burns, 2nd and 3 rd degree over entire body and most of upper and lower extremities, accident. buried: 10 October 1910 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Elmer COMBS born Ohio mother: Etta SHIRER born Ohio informant: Elmer COMBS, City funeral home: J. D. Riggs, Middletown, OH October 8, 1910 Middletown Daily News-Signal SAVED FROM HORRIBLE DEATH By Brave Officer McChesney was Little Nora Combs Nora Combs, the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Combs, of East Fourth street, met with an accident this morning that may cost her her life and confine the police officer who tried to save her long days of suffering, to his home. This morning at 9 o’clock, Mary [Nora] Combs, was playing around a fire she had started in her back yard on East Fourth street near Grimes street. The little girls dress caught on fire and before she could put the fire out she found she was all in flames. She ran out the back end of the lot onto Philadelphia street and around on Grimes to Fourth and started for home again. Her clothes in flame, Officer McChesney happened along, he jumped over the fence, grabbing a blanket handed to him over the fence by Mrs. John Doyle, he grabbed the burning child, wrapped the blanket about the child and rolled her on the grass until the flames were extinguished. The little girl was a sight, her little dress and skirt burned off her body, nothing but the seams of the skirt and the dress and the bands of same. Officer McChesney did noble work and he is receiving praises of all who heard about the affair. But in doing what he did he burned both hands in a serious manner. Mrs. Combs works in the Polar Bear factory and was not at home to help her poor child, but the neighbors did all they could. Dr. Stratton was called and rendered every possible assistance to the girl, while Officer McChesney was taken by Mr. W. C. Crane to the office of the American Tobacco Co., where he was given first aid to his injured and later taken in Mr. Cranes automobile to the office of Dr. G. D. Lummis where the officers badly burned hands were attended to. The little girl is doing as well as could be expected while Officer McChesney is at his home nursing two badly burned hands. October 10, 1910 Middletown Daily News- Signal LITTLE NORA COMBS Dies From Effects of Burns Received Saturday Morning Little Nora Combs who was so seriously burned Saturday morning by her clothes igniting from a bonfire in the yard of her home, died Saturday afternoon at 4:10. The entire body of the little girl was burned to a crisp. She was the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Combs, of East Fourth Street. It is indeed a sad home today when the parents put from their sight forever all that was mortal of their darling baby who on Saturday morning last was the light and joy of a father and mother’s heart and now in this brief space of time she has taken her departure to her eternal home. The funeral services took place this afternoon at 2:30 from the home. Rev. B. F. McKinnon and Rev. Replogle officiating. After the services the sad cortege moved to Middletown Cemetery where the little body was tenderly laid to rest. ******************************************************** DC# 248 Napoleon Bonaparte COMBS August 4, 1940 residence: 1811 Sherman Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Tobacco-worker age: 76 years 7 months 26 days spouse: Lillie F. [no maiden name given] born: 8 December 1863 Kentucky died: 4 August 1940 1811 Sherman Ave. Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Myocarditis father: Wylie COMBS born Kentucky mother: Jane COMBS born Kentucky informant: Lillie F. COMBS, City funeral home: J. R. Baker, Middletown, OH August 5, 1940 Middletown Journal HEART DISEASE PROVES FATAL N. B. Combs, 76, Succumbs Sunday Afternoon A three months’ illness with heart disease was ended Sunday afternoon with the death of N. B. Combs, 76, 1811 Sherman Avenue at the residence. Mr. Combs had retired three months ago after working 19 years at the P. Lorillard Company and had been ill since May. A native of Jackson Ky., he had resided in Middletown for the last 20 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lillie Combs; six children, Mrs. Jack Price Jr., Middletown, Mrs. Roy May, Winchester, Ky., Miss Alma Hollon, Hazel Green, Ky., Lillard and Wilgus Combs, Middletown, and Chester of Jackson, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. S. S. Taulbee, of Hazard, Ky., Mrs. Addie Redwine, Jackson, Ky., and Mrs. T. S. Hubert, Kissimmee, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.. Services will be conducted at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home, Wednesday at 2:30 P.M. with the Rev. W. H. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Owsley County Courier, Friday, August 16, 1940 Former Owsley Resident Dies Bonaparte Combs, formally of Owsley County, died recently in Middletown, Ohio. He was the son of Wylie and Jane Combs and had many relatives and friends in Owsley and Lee counties, including Dale Combs, and Miss Elvie Combs of Pebworth. ***********************************O*********************************** DC# 385 Ollie COMBS October 14, 1934 residence: R.F.D. #1, City married, White, female occupation: At Home age: 46 years 9 months 13 days spouse: Andrew COMBS born: 15 October 1888 Kentucky died: 14 October 1934 Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 15 October 1934 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Mase ESTES [Mason ESTES] mother: Marsh NEWMAN [Marsha NEWMAN] informant: Andrew COMBS, R.F.D. #1, City October 16, 1934 Middletown Journal Ollie Combs COMBS – Ollie, 46, wife of Andrew Combs, Rolling Mill Park, died 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Services Monday, 2:30 p.m. at Church of God. Rev. R. C. Caudill will officiate. Burial in Middletown Cemetery, J. R. Baker, funeral director. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-118 Olney COMBS March 1, 1985 residence: 529 Garfield St., Middletown, Butler County, OH married*, white, male occupation: Factory worker, Steel industry age: 67 years spouse: Pauline Campbell** born: 16 December 1917 Kentucky [Lee County, Ky.] died: 1 March, 1985 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Respiratory arrest, Congestive heart failure buried: 2 March 1985 Cremation Baxter Cremation Company, Cincinnati, OH US Armed Forces: April 4, 1945 – June 5, 1946 father: Andrew COMBS mother: Elvira GROSS informant: Pauline COMBS***, 529 Garfield St., Middletown, OH 45044 Vivian Combs Moon Notes: I’m the daughter of Olney Combs and at the time of his death Olney Combs was single. Olney Combs was never married to Pauline Campbell. The above matter was proven in the Butler County Courts after his death when Pauline Campbell produced a forged marriage certificate. March 2, 1985 Middletown Journal Olney Combs Olney Combs, 67, 529 Garfield St., died at 11 a.m. Friday at Middletown Regional Hospital. A native of Lee County, Ky., he worked at the bar and strip warehouse at Armco for 40 years. He also served in the Marine Corps during World War II. There will be no services or visitation. Arrangements are by the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-295 Onda Lee COMBS July 3, 1982 residence: 202 Burton Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 61 years spouse: widowed born: 4 April 1921 Ohio died: 3 July 1982 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 6 July 1982 Cremation at Cincinnati Cremation Co., Hamilton County, OH father: Joseph MILTON mother: Unknown informant: Joseph COMBS, 604 Ross Street, Middletown, OH 45042 July 4, 1982 Middletown Journal Onda L. Combs Mrs. Onda Lee Combs, 61, of 202 Burton Road, died yesterday at 10:30 a.m. at Middletown Hospital following an illness of several years. She had lived in Middletown 40 years. Survivors include a son, Joseph of Middletown; two grandchildren; two brothers, Luther Milton of Greenville and Joe Milton of Middletown; and two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Littell of Kettering and Mrs. Jenny Milton of Greenville. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev, Howard Sears officiating. Cremation will follow. There will be no visitations. The family suggest memorial contribution be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. ************************************************* DC# 0902-378 Owen M. Combs August 5, 1987 residence: 511 N. Marshall Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Superintendent, Steel Mill age: 79 years spouse: Mary RUPP born: 25 April 1908 Kentucky died: 5 August 1987 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrhythmia buried: 8 August 1987 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH informant: Mrs. Mary COMBS, 511 North Marshall Rd., Middletown, Butler Co. OH August 6, 1987 Middletown Journal Owen M. Combs Owen M. Combs, 79, 511 N. Marshall Road, died Wednesday at 11;43 p.m. at Middletown Regional Hospital shortly after being admitted. He had been taken to the hospital after being stricken at home. Born in Jackson, Ky., he worked at Armco from 1933 to 1968 when he retired as superintendent of the hot strip mill. He was an avid golfer and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Mary R.; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Bake of Middletown; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A son William died in 1984. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, the Rev. Roy Lausman officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour before services. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ or to a favorite charity. ***********************************P*********************************** DC# 290 Vol 24 Patsy Ruth COMBS September 10, 1931 residence: 2018 Hill Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, female age: 1 year 3 months 15 days born: 25 May 1930 Middletown, OH died: 10 September, 1931 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Acute Gastro-Enteritis buried: 12 September 1931 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Gentry COMBS born Kentucky mother: Ruby STEDANDFER born Ohio informant: Gentry COMBS, City funeral home: J. R. Baker Funeral Home September 10, 1931 Middletown Journal INFANT DIES OF SUMMER COMPLAINT Patsy Ruth COMBS Patsy Ruth, three-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gentry Combs, 2018 Hill Street, died this morning at 4 o’clock at the Middletown Hospital. The infant had been ill three weeks with summer complaint. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the late home, Rev. R. C. Caudill of the Church of God to officiate. Interment will take place in Woodside cemetery. **************************************************** DC# 297 Vol 44 Peggy Lee COMBS September 2, 1951 residence: 3211 Ottawa Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, female age: 5 months 22 days born: 11 March 1951 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 2 September, 1951 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Hyperrexia with convulsions, Acute Gastro Enteritis burial: 4 September 1951 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Jonathan COMBS mother: Ethel MORRIS informant: Jonathan COMBS no address September 3, 1951 Middletown Journal Peggy Lee Combs Graveside services for Peggy Lee Combs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Combs of 3211 Ottawa St., will be read by the Rev. Edward Lawson at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodside Cemetery. The infant died at Middletown Hospital 5:15 a.m. Sunday. She had been ill two days. She is survived by her father and mother, two brothers; Jimmie and LeRoy; three sisters, Janet, Joann and Wilma Jean; and the grandparents, Mrs. Nannie Morris of Hazard, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Combs of Middletown. The family will receive friends at the residence after 1 p.m. Monday. The McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. ***********************************Q*********************************** none found ***********************************R*********************************** DC# 332 Robert COMBS September 21, 1944 residence: 803 8th Avenue, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 7 years 1 month 5 days born: 16 August 1937 Middletown, OH died: 21 September 1944 North Main St., Middletown, OH cause: Drowned in a disposal sewer, while trying to retrieve a ball buried: 25 September 1944 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: John R. COMBS born Kentucky mother: Versie PERRY born Kentucky informant: Versie COMBS, 803 8th Ave. September 21, 1944 Middletown Journal Robert Combs COMBS, Robert, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Combs, of 809 Eighth Ave., died Thursday. Friends may pay respects after 5 P.M. Saturday at Barker’s Funeral Home. Funeral there at 3 P.M. Monday. the Rev. Lacy Satterfield officiating. Interment Woodside Cemetery, Jos. R. Baker, funeral directors. ************************************************* DC# 0902-111 Robert Allen COMBS March 1, 1976 residence: 1913 Wayne Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH divorced, white, male occupation: Unemployed age: 39 years spouse: Divorced born: 17 July 1936 Ohio died: 1 March 1976 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Darvon & alcohol poisoning burial: 3 March 1976 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Keen COMBS* mother: Clara COMBS informant: Mrs. Clara Willoughby, 1406 Woodlawn Avenue, Middletown, Ohio Note VCM*: Robert Allen Combs was the son of Clara Combs Willoughby and unknown male. Keen Combs listed above was Clara’s father. March 1, 1976 Middletown Journal Robert Allen Combs Robert Allen Combs, 39, of 1913 Wayne Ave., died at 4 a.m. today in the emergency room of Middletown Hospital. The emergency squad was called at 2:58 a.m. after Mr. Combs was found lying on the floor in a Woodlawn Avenue residence. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Clara Willoughby of Middletown; three brothers, James Combs, and John and Barry Willoughby, all of Middletown; and four sisters, Mrs. Zina Taylor of Miltonville, Mrs. Diana Hollan of Trenton, and Mrs. Glenna Kellis and Mrs. Judith Couch of Middletown. Arrangements are incomplete at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. *********************************************** DC# 0902-294 Robert E. COMBS July 1, 1982 residence: 1212 Germantown Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Tractor operator, Armco Inc. age: 62 years spouse: Bertha Johnson born: 26 October 1919 Kentucky died: 1 July 1982 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Thrombosis, right coronary artery burial: 6 July 1982 Butler County, Memorial Park, Yrenton, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Sherman COMBS mother: Tishie HURT informant: Bertha COMBS, 1412 Germantown Road, Middletown, OH July 2, 1982 Middletown Journal Robert E. Combs Robert E. Combs, 62, of 1412 Germantown Road, died at 8:43 a.m. yesterday at the emergency room of Middletown Hospital. Mr. Combs, who had lived in the area for over 30 years was a tractor operator for Armco Inc. and worked there since 1969. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Combs was a member of the Full Gospel Temple in Germantown. Survivors include his wife, his wife, Bertha; three sons, Charles of Middletown, Robert Jr. of Middletown, and John of Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Byrd of Middletown and Mrs. Geraldine Musick of Sevierville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; a brother, Calvin of Dayton; and a sister, Mrs. Laura Napier of Stanton, Ky. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. *********************************************** Rollie Combs…death certificate may be obtained from Warren County, OH September 18, 1999 Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio Rollie COMBS Franklin – Rollie Combs, 71, of 255 Sherman Drive, Franklin, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1999 at his residence. He was born in Owsley County, Ky., on Jan. 30, 1928, the son of Lewis and Jane “Thompson” Combs. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was employed by J. P. Transportation for 20 years, retiring in 1990. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Claude, Dale and Clyde; and a sister, Ruby Ledford. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Phyllis; three sons, Steve, David and Greg Combs; a daughter Cheryl McCarty, all of Franklin; three brothers, Leroy Combs of Hamilton, Eugene of Franklin and Dallas Combs of Booneville, Ky.; a sister, Lola Clark of Franklin; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Green officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before service today. *********************************************************** DC# 36 Rose Etta COMBS January 22, 1950 residence: 411 Young Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: At Home age: 84 years 1 month 18 days born: 4 December 1865 Preble County, OH died: 22 January 1950 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Chronic Pancreatitis buried: 25 January 1950 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: John SHIRER mother: Cynthia BROWN informant: Clyde F. COMBS no address January 22, 1950 Middletown Journal Mrs. Rose Combs, Charter War Mother President Dies Rose Etta Combs Mrs. Rose Etta Combs, 84, of 411 Young Street, first president of the Middletown Chapter of War Mothers, died at 2:45 p.m. yesterday at Middletown Hospital. The Middletown Chapter of War Mothers was the first one in Ohio. She was an active member of the WCTU and of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church. Survivors include three sons, Carl of Oakdale, Calif., Clyde and Leslie both of Middletown; five sisters, Mrs. Willa Hopper of Washington Court House, Mrs. Mary Duvall, Mrs. R. C. Stewart, Mrs. Eunice Pneivit, and Mrs. Bessie Johnson, all of Middletown and a brother, Charles Shirer of Middletown. Services will be conducted at the First Evangelical United Brethren Church Wednesday at 2 p.m., where the body will be taken at 12:30 p.m. The officiant will be Dr. E. R. Turner with burial in the Middletown Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home Monday from 7-10 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-10 p.m. ********************************************************** DC# 102 Vol 14 Rose F. COMBS March 23, 1921 residence: 695 Woodlawn Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: House-wife age: 22 years 9 months 1 day spouse: Not listed {Elza COMBS] born: 22 June 1897 Kentucky died: 23 March 1921 695 Woodlawn Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Acute peritonitis, Rheumatism burial: 25 March 1921 Index, Kentucky [Morgan County, Ky.] father: W. C. MC KINNEY born Kentucky mother: Rachel FUGETT born Kentucky funeral home: J. D. Riggs, City March 24, 1921 Middletown Journal YOUNG WIFE DIES Rose F. Combs A young life was shortened last night by the death of Mrs. Rose F. Combs, wife Elza Combs, at the residence, 695 Woodlawn Avenue. The passing of this young wife and mother is indeed a matter of keen regret to her friends by whom she was considered an ideal helpmate and an inspiration in the home. She was 22 years old and had been ill many weeks before death. Surviving her besides the husband and two little children, aged 2 and 3 years, are her parents, whose arrival from Index, Ky., is awaited to complete arrangements for the funeral. ************************************************** DC# 0902-505 Ruby Louise COMBS residence: R.R. #1 St. Rte. 725, Camden, Preble County, OH married, white, female occupation: Cook, Preble Shawnee Schools age 65 years spouse: James COMBS born: 15 August 1927 Gratis, OH died: 4 November 1992 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cerebral Anorha burial: 7 November 1992 Fairview Cemetery, Gratis, OH father: Raymond MULLENDORE mother: Ina ZIMMERMAN informant: James COMBS, R.R. #1 St. Tre 725, Camden, OH 45311 ****************************************************** DC# 0902-158 Ruth COMBS March 24, 1975 residence: 6227 Germantown Rd., Middletown, Butler Co., OH widowed, white, female occupation: homemaker age 67 years born: 1 October1907 Kentucky died: 24 March 1975 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Heart disease buried: 27 March 1975 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Caldwell OAKS mother: Arminta GABBARD informant: Mrs. Phyllis JOHNSON, 941 Sheri Lane, Carlisle, OH Note: Ruth OAKS was married to Hurkus COMBS 1909-1948, s/o John H. & Clarinda Hurt Combs. ***************************************************************** DC# 0902-602 Ruth COMBS December 28, 1988 residence: 8201 Thomas Road, Madison Township, Butler County, OH] married, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 73 years spouse: Charlie COMBS born: 6 November 1915 Kentucky died: 28 December 1988 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 31 December 1988 Butler County Memorial Park, Wayne Twp., Trenton, OH father: William ADKINS mother: Mollie ADKINS informant: Charlie COMBS, 8201 Thomas Road, Middletown, OH 45042 December 29, 1988 Middletown Journal Ruth Combs Mrs. Ruth Combs, 73, the mother of 17 children, died Wednesday afternoon at Middletown Regional Hospital. She resided at 8201 Thomas Road. A member of the Harvest Acres Church of God, she had lived here since 1949. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charlie; five sons, William “Bob” of Muskogee, Okla., Kenneth of Camden, James and Thomas both of Middletown, and Ronnie of Fort Richardson, Alaska; 12 daughters, Betty J. Childers, Vivian Gibbs, Mollie Centers, Judy Begley, Teresa Combs, Karren Meadows, Sharren King, Penny Combs, and Jenny Baker, all of Middletown, Mildred Guerra of Miamisburg, Nancy Miller of Orlando, Fla., and Peggy Rackley of Dayton; 48 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Florence Adkins of Jackson, Ky., and Cora Stacy of Hazard, Ky. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harvest Acres Church of God. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. ***********************************S*********************************** DC# 0902-483 Sarah Olive COMBS August 5, 2001 residence: 840 Jackson Lane, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 70 years spouse: Not listed born: 1 May 1931 Morgan County, Kentucky died: 5 August 2001 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Matastatic Neuroendrine Cancer Pancreas burial: 8 August 2001 North Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, OH father: John BLAIR mother: Cordie CRAFT informant: Elaine DOLL, 4169 Bonita Drive, Middletown, OH August 7, 2001 Middletown Journal Sarah “Ollie” Combs Mrs. Sarah “Ollie” Combs, 70, of 840 Jackson Lane, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 5, 2001, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Morgan County, Ky., on May 1, 1931, a daughter of John and Cordie (Craft) Blair. She had formerly worked for Forest Hill Country Club and for Goodwill Industries. Mrs. Combs was a member of Solid Rock Church. `Her husband, William “Buster” Combs, preceded her in death by one day. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Mike Doll of Middletown; two grandchildren, Sarah and Stephanie; and three sisters, Ica Ferguson of Florida, Rose Isbel of Georgia and Hazel Lawson of Carlisle, Ohio. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Pratt, Berthel Nickell and Nila Back. Arrangements: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Solid Rock Church, with Pastor Darlene and Lawrence Bishop officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in North Monroe Cemetery. Arrangements are by Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. ******************************************** STILLBIRTH DC# 0902-8 Scott COMBS August 15, 1974 infant, male delivery: 15 August 1974 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Anoxia burial: 19 August 1974 Springboro Cemetery, Warren County, OH funeral director: McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home mother: Vickie Lou GIVIDEN, 18 years old, born Ohio residence: 2728 El Camino Drive, Middletown, Warren County, OH father: Kenneth Lee COMBS, 18 years old, born Ohio informant: Vickie L. COMBS, 2728 El Camino Dr., Middletown, OH 45042 ******************************************** DC# 0902-317 Shirley COMBS Phillips July 4, 1992 residence: 51 Ohio Ave., Monroe, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Cafeteria worker, School age: 84 years spouse: Widow born: 26 December 1907 Beattyville, Ky. died: 4 July 1992 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH buried: 8 July 1992 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Andrew COMBS mother: Ollie ESTES informant: Eleanor TOLSON, 237 Lynette Court, Monroe, OH 45050 July 6, 1992 Middletown Journal Shirley Phillips MONROE: Mrs. Shirley Phillips, 84, formerly of 5105 Ohio Ave., died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday at Middletown Regional Hospital where she had been a patient for one day. The Beattyville, Ky., native, lived here most of her life. She was a cafeteria worker for the Middletown City School District for 19 1/2 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God, Middletown. She is survived by two daughters, Eeanor Tolson of Monroe and Mildred Jones of Middletown; two brothers, Charles and Ray Combs, both od Middletown; a sister, Ella Hines of Middletown; her stepmother Bessie Combs of Middletown; two half-brothers, Don and Jerry Combs, both of Middletown; two half- sisters, Nancy Ballard of Middletown and Wanda Vaulkner of Columbia, S. C.; five grandchildren, four great-grandchilden; and a step-great-grandchild. Her husband Charles W. Phillips, died Jan. 10. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Joseph R. Baker Funeral Home, Middletown, with Revs. J. Herschel Caudill and Andrew Back officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown. Friends may call at the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God. **************************************************** DC# 0902-522 Stephen M. COMBS August 12, 1992 residence: 837 18th Avenue, Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 8 months 26 days born: 16 January 1992 Middletown, OH died: 12 October 1992 837 8th Avenue, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Accidental suffocation in crib burial: 16 October 1992 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Mark COMBS mother: Sheila RIFFE informant: Shelia RIFFE, 837 18th Avenue, Middletown, OH 45044 Stephen M. Combs….no obituary found ************************************************* DC# 0902-475 Susan M. COMBS November 11, 1990 residence: 434 Doverdale Drive, Monroe, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Homemaker age: 30 years spouse: Gary COMBS born: 29 June 1960 Hamilton, OH died: 11 November 1990 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH cause: Subdural hematoma, fractured skull, fall burial: Cremation 13 November 1990 Baxter Cremation Service, Cincinnati, OH father: William KOGER mother: Agnes SHOEMAKER informant: William KOGER, 434 Doverdale Drive, Monroe, OH 45050 November 12, 1990 Middletown Journal Injuries from fall claim Monroe woman Susan M. Combs Monroe – A Monroe has died from injuries received in an apparent fall at her home Saturday. Funeral services for Susan M. Combs, 30, 434 Doverdale Drive, will be at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Combs died Sunday afternoon at Middletown Regional Hospital after apparently falling at her home Saturday morning. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial contribution may be made to Hope house. Monroe Police Chief Ernest Howard said Mrs. Combs apparently fell on her concrete patio, striking her head. She may have fallen on some wet leaves as she rose from a porch glider. “It looks like an accident,” Howard said today. Bob Fant, investigator with the Butler County coroner’s office said the death is still under investigation. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Routson, in June 1981. She is survived by her husband, Gary; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Koger of Monroe; two brothers, Kevin Koger of Indianapolis and David Koger of Monroe; and her paternal grandfather, W. C. Koger of London. ***********************************T*********************************** DC# 0902-503 Teresa Katherine COMBS September 10, 2000 residence: 506 Lyburn Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, female occupation: Owner of Restaurant age: 88 years born: 19 December 1911 Middletown, OH died: 10 September 2000 506 Lyburn Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: CVA buried: 14 September 2000 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Thomas TAKACH mother: Paulina MUCHKI informant: Margaret J. COMBS, 506 Lylburn Road, Middletown, OH 45044 September 12, 2000 Middletown Journal Teresa K. Combs Mrs. Teresa Katherine Combs, 88, of 506 Lyburn Road, passed away at her residence Sunday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2000 She was born on Dec. 19, 1911, in Middletown, the daughter of Thomas and Pauline Muchki Takach. Teresa was the owner of Tee’s Restaurant, which was located on Yankee Road and later on Clark Street. She and her late brother, Steve Takach, founded the restaurant on Friday 13, 1940 and served the Middletown community until 1975. She was noted for her outstanding pie-making ability. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. Mrs. Combs is survived by her daughter, Margaret “Margie” J. Combs of Middletown; a brother and his wife, Frank and Betty Takach, of Monroe; a sister and her husband, Agnes and Fred Kynch of Paso Robles, Calif.; and a special friend, Annette Collins of Middletown. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Combs in 1991; four brothers, John, Joe, Mike and Steve Takach; and a sister, Mary Antrium. Arrangements: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Chapel, with Father John Civille as celebrant. Visitation will be held at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., with prayer services at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Memorials: The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John Chapel of Holy Family Parish, 201 Clark St., Middletown, OH 45042 ********************************************************** DC# 0902-573 Teresa Marie COMBS October 16, 2000 residence: 308 Aberdeen Drive, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Accountant, Hueston Woods Lodge age: 41 years spouse: Michael W. COMBS born: 9 April 1959 Dayton, OH died: 16 October, 2000 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cardio respiratory arrest buried: 18 October 2000 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Orville HALLER mother: Freida WISEBAKER informant: Michael W. COMBS, 308 Aberdeen Drive, Middletown, OH 45042 October 12, 2000 Middletown Journal Teresa M. Combs Mrs. Teresa m. Combs, 41, of 308 Aberdeen Drive, Middletown, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in the emergency room at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born on April 9, 1959, in Dayton, the daughter of Orville Haller and Freida (Wisebaker) Haller. Mrs. Combs worked as an accountant at Hueston Woods. She was a member of the Moose Lodge. She is survived by her husband of five years, Michael W. Combs; a sister, Sharon Hogue of Carlisle; brother Charles Delk of Paris, Ky.; stepson Chad Combs of Middletown; grandson Randall Clay Combs of Middletown; a niece, Debbie Finley; and four nephews, Eddie Delk, and Michael, David and Zachary Hogue. She was preceded in death by her parents. Arrangements: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Burns officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. ****************************************************** DC# 0902-374 Terry Lee COMBS December 11, 1952 residence: 121 East State Street, Middletown, OH child, white male age: 2 days born: 10 December 1952 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 11 December 1952 Middletown Hospital, Butler County, OH cause: Atelectasis, Bilateral buried: 13 December 1952 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Drayfus COMBS mother: Helen JOHNSON informant: Homer D. Leffler funeral home: McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Middletown, OH December 12, 1952 Middletown Journal Infant Combs Terry Lee Combs Graveside services for the two-day-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Drayfas Combs of 121 East State St. Trenton, will be held at Woodside cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday. The infant died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Middletown Hospital. He is survived by the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Colwell and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Combs, all the Middletown. The McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. **************************************************** DC# 297 Vol 29 Thaddys [Thaddeus] COMBS August 22, 1936 residence: 1605 Garfield St., Middletown, Butler County, OH child, white, male age: 8 years 7 months 19 days born: 3 January 1928 Kentucky died: 22 August 1936 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Drowned in Miami River, Accidental, Swimming buried: 25 August 1936 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Frank COMBS mother: Mary HATTON informant: Frank COMBS, City funeral home: J. R. Baker Funeral Director August 23, 1936 Middletown Journal DISOBEYS MOTHER, GOES TO RIVER; BOY DROWNED Thaddeus Combs Falls In Miami River Near West Middletown; Companions Look On Thaddeus Combs Disobedience to his mother’s warning cost the life of a boy Saturday afternoon when Thaddeus Combs, eight years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Combs, of 1608 Garfield Street, drowned in the Miami River near West Middletown. The grief-stricken mother, who collapsed when informed that her son’s body was recovered 25 minutes after he sank from view of his swimming companions, told The New-Journal reporter how she had warned him repeatedly against going to the river. Only Saturday morning she had punished him for attempting to join a group of boys going for a swim in the river, she said. Cautioning him against the danger, she had no thought that he would disobey her later, she said. Paul and Lloyd Cowgill, 12 and nine years old, respectively, of Baltimore Street, Lester Owens, 11, and Johnny Thorpe, 12, of Garfield Street , were companions of the victim and were at the West Middletown bank of the river when the tragedy occurred at 2 P.M. Jess Foster, of 815 Maple Avenue, made the report to the police. Officers, Harry Richardson, Albert Carr, Bryan Dineen and Sergeant Marvin Byrd, together with Fire Chief Elmer Reed, Steve McCue and Virgil Combs, firemen, went to the scene of the drowning with the city rescue boat and grapples. Officer Carr recovered the body a short distance from where the frantic group of boys had seen him sink. Artificial respiration was of no avail, a physician pronouncing the boy dead when his body was taken from the water. The boy is survived by his parents, eight sisters, Mrs. Ruby Taylor, Mrs. Lulu Connelly, Sercie, Eunice, Omeda, Geneva, Gladys and Josephine Combs and two brothers, Drefus and Eugene. Arrangements for the funeral are incomplete. August 24, 1928 Middletown Journal Thaddeus Combs COMBS – Thaddeus, 8, 1608 Garfield Street, died Saturday 2 P.M. Funeral Tuesday 2:30 P.M. from Church of God on Clayton Street. Rev. Jeff Wilson officiating. Burial Woodside Cemetery, J. R. Baker, funeral director. *********************************************************** DC# 0902-574 Thelma COMBS December 10, 1992 residence 1885 Highway 599, Jeffersonville, Montgomery, Kentucky married, white, female occupation: Department Manager, Retail Sales age: 71 years spouse: John COMBS born: 10 June 1921 Jeffersonville, Kentucky died 10 December 1992 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Severe Cardiovascular Disease buried: 13 December 1992, The Lovely Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky father: Beldon JACKSON mother Cora BARKER informant: Luther HOLBROOK, 1932 Sheffield, Middletown, OH 45044 December 11, 1992 Middletown Journal Thelma Combs Mrs. Thelma Combs, of Jeffersonville, Ky., died at 3:43 p.m. Thursday at Middletown Regional Hospital where she was a patient for five days. The Jeffersonville native had worked as a department manager for Newberry’s for more than 20 years, and she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Pine Hill Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, John B.; and a sister, Zelma Hollbrook of Middletown. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elbert Profitt in 1986, and a sister, Marie Profitt in 1954. Arrangements are incomplete at the Herald-Stewart Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, Ky. Burial will be at Lovely Cemetery, Mount Sterling. *************************************************** DC# 340 Vol 21 Thomas COMBS August 24, 1928 residence: 1902 Arlington Ave., Middletown, Butler County, Ohio child, white, male age: 2 months 24 days born: not listed Middletown, Ohio died: 24 August 1928 Middletown, Butler County, Ohio cause: Acute Gastro entero colitis buried: 28 August 1928 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Millard COMBS born Kentucky mother: Violet HUFFMAN born Ohio informant: Millard COMBS, City funeral Home: J. R. Baker, City August 25, 1928 Middletown Journal INFANT SON DIES FRIDAY Thomas Combs Thomas, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Combs, 1902 Arlington avenue, died Friday night at 8:50. Dr. R. O. McClure of Broadway M. E. church will conduct the funeral Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the late home. Interment to follow in Woodside cemetery in charge of Undertaker Joseph R. Baker. ***********************************U*********************************** none listed ***********************************V*********************************** DC# 0902-490 Versie Alice COMBS November 20, 1966 residence: 5740 Hamilton Trenton Rd, Trenton, Butler County, OH married, white, female occupation: Cook, Tee’s Restaurant age: 49 years spouse: not listed born: 23 February 1917 Kentucky died: 20 November 1966 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Right Middle Cerebral Artery, Hemorrhage buried: 23 November 1966 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Estill PERRY mother: Gussie PATRICK informant: John COMBS, Trenton, Ohio November 21, 1966 Middletown Journal Mrs. Versie Combs Mrs. Versie Alice Combs, 49, of 5740 Hamilton-Trenton Road, Trenton, died at 6:40 a.m. yesterday at Middletown Hospital, a few hours after being admitted. Mrs. Combs had been employed as a cook by Tee’s Restaurant the past 26 years. She was born in Morgan County, Ky., and had been a resident of the Middletown area 31 years. Surviving are her husband, John; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Miller of Middletown; her mother, Mrs. Gussie Perry of Kentucky; a sister, Verlie Click of Middletown; four brothers, Corbett Perry of Middletown, and Olen, Ernest and Arnold Perry of Kentucky; and two grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ******************************************************* DC# 0902-116 Virgil Sherman COMBS March 10, 1964 residence: 1602 Park Dr., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: City Fireman, Fire Inspector age: 67 years spouse: Not listed born: 27 April 1896 Lexington, Kentucky died: 10 March 1964 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary occlusion buried: 12 March 1964 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: John M. COMBS mother: Not listed informant: Mrs. Beulah M. COMBS, 1602 Park Dr. March 10, 1964 Middletown Journal Virgil Combs, 67, Dies; Retired City Fireman Virgil Sherman Combs Virgil S. Combs, 67, of 1602 Park Drive, retired city firefighter, died at 5:66 a.m. today, about 30 minutes after being admitted to Middletown Hospital. Mr. Combs was a member of the Middletown Fire Department from 1928 to 1958 and was a charter member of the Middletown Firefighters Association. He was a fire inspector at the time of his retirement. He was a World War I veteran and a member of American Legion Post 218, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and the Friendship group and Brotherhood Class of the church. He was born in Lexington, Ky., but had been a resident of Middletown most of his life. Surviving are his wife, Beulah; two sons, Charles of Middletown and Paul of Los Angles; a brother Dorsey of Camden; and three grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wilson Memorial Home, with the Rev. Robert McNamara officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. ***********************************W********************************** DC# 0902-248 Walker COMBS June 14, 1958 residence:2124 Yankee Rd., Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, male occupation: Feeder on rolls, Armco Steel Corp. age: 79 years spouse: widowed born: 23 September 1878 Lee County, Kentucky died: 14 June 1958 2124 Yankee Rd., Middletown, Butler Co., OH buried: 17 June 1958 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: No father: George COMBS mother: Nancy REFFITT informant: Elmer? L. COMBS, 2124 Yankee Rd., Middletown, OH June 15, 1958 Middletown Journal Walker Combs COMBS, Walker, 79 years of age, husband of the late Maggie Combs, 2124 Yankee Rd., passed away at the residence Sat. 4;10 a.m. Family will receive friends Jos. R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home Monday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The body will be taken to The Grace Baptist Church 12 noon Tuesday and lie in state till hour of service there at 2 p.m. Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Interment Woodside Cemetery, Jos. R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home. ***************************************************** DC# 13 Walker COMBS January 8, 1928 residence: 1918 Woodlawn Ave., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Laborer, American Rolling Mill Co. age: 39 years 9 months 27 days spouse: not listed [Lucy Bowman] born: Kentucky [March 12, 1888, Owsley Co., Ky.] died: 8 January 1928 American Rolling Mill Co., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Shock, entire body burned, fell into hot vat of lime solution buried: 10 January 1928, Argyler, Kentucky father: Preston COMBS born Kentucky mother: Mary BAILEY born Kentucky informant: Adley COMBS, City VCM Notes: Walker Combs married Lucy Bowman. Family members state that after the death of Walker Combs, Lucy Bowman Combs moved back to Powell County, Ky., where she was originally from and raised her children. She never remarried. The family does not believe that she ever received any money from Armco Steel for the death of her husband. January 9, 1928 Middletown Journal FALL IN TANK PROVES FATAL TO WORKMAN Walker Combs Killed In Unusual Accident At Mill Death Almost Instantaneous Fellow Workmen Unable To Explain How Tragedy Happened Walker Combs, age 39, 1918 Woodlawn Avenue, was fatally injured at the East works of the American Rolling Mill company at 3 o’clock Sunday morning. Mr. Combs came to Middletown from Booneville, Ky. Previous to his employment as a general labor at the East works last September, he worked as a carpenter in Middletown. Surviving him are his widow, five children, his mother, two brothers and a sister. Mr. Combs along with other men was engaged in pickling sheets to cleanse them. The sheets are first immersed in acid water and then rinsed in hot water. Suddenly Combs’ companions heard him scream from the hot water tank and rushed to his rescue, but death was almost instantaneous. His fellow workmen were at an utter loss to explain how the accident happened. Official investigation to determine the cause of the accident has not disclosed a reason for Mr. Combs’ being in any position that the accident could occur. The edge of the tank is waist high, affording protection to the workmen engaged in the pickling process. The body was taken today from the funeral home of Undertaker J. D. Riggs to the residence. Tomorrow morning, it will be sent to Arglyer, Ky., where burial will be made Thursday. January 10, 1928 Middletown Journal SAY TRAGIC DEATH CANNOT BE EXPLAINED Armco Safety Engineers Investigate Fatal Accident To Walker Combs Safety engineers at the American Rolling Mill company, after a thorough investigation into the death of Walker Combs, 39, who was scalded in a vat of water at the East Side plant Sunday morning, said today that his death could not be explained. Coroner Cook’s explanation that Combs was thrown into the vat by a crane striking him in the back, was discounted by the engineers. “Not a soul saw the accident, and the circumstances causing it cannot be explained,” they said. The safety experts were much perturbed by the accident. Going over the entire ground, they found that the vat was thoroughly protected by its height and by safety devices. ****************************************************** DC# 0902-384 Walter COMBS August 11, 1973 residence: 4003 Riverview Dr., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Operator, Armco Steel Corporation age: 59 years spouse: Coredelia COMBS born: 1 December 1913 Kentucky died: 11 August 1973 4003 Riverview Dr., Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Hemorrhage, Fibrocarcoma burial: 14 August 1973 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Bud COMBS mother: Betty BARNETT informant: Mrs. Cordelia COMBS, 4003 Riverview Dr., Middletown, OH August 11, 1973 Middletown Journal Walter Combs Walter Combs, 59, of 4003 Riverview Drive, died at 4:30 a.m. today at home after an extended illness. Mr. Combs retires in February after being employed 18 years by Armco Steel Corp. He was born in Jackson, Kentucky. Suriving are his wife, Cordelia; a son, Eugene, of Franklin; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Johnson of Franklin; three sisters, Mrs. Clora Hayes of Bulan, Ky., Mrs. Georgia Hayes of Knox, Ind., and Mrs. Carrie Gabbard of North Vernon, Ind.; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements are incomplete at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. August 12, 1973 Middletown Journal Walter Combs Services for Walter Combs, 59, of 4003 Riverview Drive, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the McCoy- Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Everett Crockett officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Mr. Combs died yesterday at his home. Friends may call tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. ********************************************************* DC# 0902-355 Wharton Christopher COMBS August 22, 1991 residence: 2934 Wilbraham Road, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Superintendent of Landfill, City of Middletown age: 65 years spouse: Edna Bea MALONEY born: 28 August 1925 Harlan County, Kentucky died: 22 August 1991 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cardiorespiratory Arrest burial: 26 August 1991 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Henry COMBS mother: Allie BANKS informant: Bea COMBS, 2934 Wilbraham Road, Middletown, OH 45042 August 23, 1991 Middletown Journal Wharton Combs Wharton C. Combs, 66, of 2934 Wilbraham Road, died Thursday afternoon at Middletown Regional Hospital. Mr. Combs retired last year as superintendent of the city’s landfill. In earlier years he worked at the former General Motors Hydramatic transmission plant in Ypsilanti, Mich., later owner and operated a service station in Franklin and was employed by Aeronca Inc. in quality control. He e was a veteran of the Army Air Corps. He leaves his wife, Bea; three daughters, Mrs. Deb Griffith of Belleville, Mich., Mrs. Pam Brodie of Ypsilanti, and Kim McGuire Of Middletown; two sons, Gene Combs of Ypsilanti and Michael Combs of Middletown; two sisters, Mrs. Frona Hibdon of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Ann Woodman of Howell, Mich.; four brothers, Ed of Dallas, Bud of Howell, Darrell of Ypsilanti and Wendell of Livonia, Mich; and 13 grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Cable officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. *************************************************** DC# 0902-277 Wilgus Britain COMBS August 3, 1959 residence: 500 Charles Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Self employed, Carpenter age: 73 years spouse: Not listed born: 28 December 1885 Jackson, Kentucky died: 3 August 1959 500 Charles Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Heart failure, heart disease, lung disease burial: 6 August 1959 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: W. B. COMBS mother: Lillie STRONG informant: Homer D. Leffler, Middletown August 1, 1959 Middletown Journal Wilgus Combs Sr. Dies; Resident Here 26 Years Wilgus Combs Wilgus B. Combs, 73, died at 10:30 p.m. yesterday at his home, 500 Charles St.. He had been ill for five years and seriously ill the past two weeks. A retired carpenter, Mr. Combs was born in Jackson, Ky., and had been a resident of Middletown since 1926. Surviving are his wife, Mattie; a daughter, Mrs. Corinne Johnson of Middletown; two sons, Harold R. of Middletown and Wilgus Jr. of Toledo; three sisters, Mrs. Alice May of Winchester, Ky., Mrs. Alma Hollon of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Mrs.. Marie Price of Albuquerque, N. M.; and six grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Shuler officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. ***************************************************** DC# 0902-99 William Alan COMBS March 11, 1984 residence: 4821 Longford Dr., Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Order Correspondent, Armco Inc. age: 52 years spouse: Marcia MC CLAIN born: 18 May 1931 Ohio died: 11 March 1984 (found) 4821 Longford Dr. Middletown, Ohio cause: self inflicted gun shot wound to head buried: 13 March 1984 Entombment Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: No father: Owen COMBS mother: Mary RUPP informant: William COMBS, 3130 Elman Court, Middletown, Ohio 45042 March 12, 1984 Middletown Journal William Alan Combs Man found dead at home by police Middletown police and the Butler County coroner’s office are investigating the death of a Longford Drive man. William Combs, 52, of 4821 Longford Drive, was reportedly found by police in his home at 4:18 p.m. Sunday. Officers said they found Combs in a chair in a den at the home. They said he had what appeared to be a gun-shot wound to his right temple and was holding a pistol. A spokesman for the Butler County coroner’s office said an autopsy was performed this morning. Mr. Combs was born in Middletown. He worked at Armco from 1949 until his retirement in 1981 as an order correspondent in the Building Systems Division. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife Marcia; a son, William O. of Middletown; a daughter Mrs. Jane Blakley of Kettering; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Combs of Middletown; and a sister Carolyn Bake of Middletown. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. March 13, 1984 Middletown Journal William A. Combs Private services at the convenience of the family will be at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home for William A. Combs, 52, of 4821 Longford Drive, with the Rev. Gerald O’Connor officiating. Entombment will be at Woodside Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Mr. Combs was reportedly found by police in his home Sunday with an apparent gunshot wound to his right temple. The death is still under investigation by the Butler County coroner’s office. ************************************************************ DC# 0902-481 William Carl COMBS August 4, 2001 residence: 840 Jackson Lane, Middletown, Butler County, OH married, white, male occupation: Painter, Industrial age: 79 years spouse: Sarah BLAIR born: 4 July 1922 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 4 August 2001 Garden Manor Extended Care Center, Middletown, Butler Co., OH buried: 8 August 2001 North Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: William Farris COMBS mother: Dixie MC QUINN informant: Elaine DOLL, 4169 Bonita Drive, Middletown, OH 45044 August 6, 2001 Middletown Journal William C. Combs William C. “Buster” Combs, 79, formerly of 840 Jackson Lane, Middletown, passed away Saturday at Garden Manor Retirement Community. He was born July 4, 1922 in Middletown, the son of William and Dixie (McQuinn) Combs. He served with the Marine Corps during World War II, seeing combat with the 4th Marine Division in Saipan, Tinian, the Marshall Islands and Imo Jima, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Later, he enlisted in the Army and was discharged from the National Guard as a sergeant 1st class. He was employed as an industrial painter before retiring. He is preceded in death by a brother, James Earl Combs. He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Blair) Combs; a daughter, Elaine (Mike) Doll of Middletown; and two granddaughters, Saraj and Stephanie. Arrangements: Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 218 Color Guard at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at North Monroe Cemetery. *********************************************************** STILLBIRTH DC# 0902-4 William David COMBS March 9, 1981 infant, male delivery: 9 March 1981 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Anoxia burial: 11 March 1981 Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, OH funeral director: Jos. R. Baker Funeral Home mother: Teresa Lou BREWER, 21 years old, born Ohio residence: 340 Oxford State Rd., Middletown, Butler County, OH father: Bobby Gene COMBS, 26 years old, born Ohio informant: Teresa L. COMBS 340 Oxford State Rd., Middletown, OH 45042 ************************************************************ OHIO DEATH RECORDS Middletown, Ohio DC# 129 William Farris COMBS June 7, 1940 residence: R.F.D. #3 City married, white, male occupation: Sheet metal worker age: 46 years 8 months 17 days spouse: Dixie no maiden name listed [Dixie McQuinn] born: 20 September 1893 Kentucky died: 7 June 1940 Public place, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Struck by lightning, accidental buried: 10 June 1940 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Elhanon COMBS born Ky. mother: Katie FUGETT born Ky. informant: Dixie COMBS, City. June 8, 1940 Middletown Journal Tinner Killed Instantly When Hit By Lightning During Storm WILLIAM F. COMBS VICTIM OF BOLT; WILLIAM ANDERSON, WITH HIM, IS UNHURT; ARMCO BUILDING DAMAGED William F. Combs William F. Combs, 46, of Oneida Subdivision, was killed instantly Friday afternoon when struck by lightning during a storm that lashed Middletown and environs for an hour, then settled into a steady rain. The same bolt is believed to have struck the training school building at East Side Works of the American Rolling Mill Company, doing damage estimated at $500. Combs, with William Anderson, a fellow worker, in the employ of W. S. Clevenger, tinner, was unloading a truck at the city dump on South Main Street when killed. the two men were working inside the truck when the fatality occurred. Detectives Raymond Frazier and Howard Davis, with the members of Fire Company Number One, were summoned by Anderson who said he was unaware what happened to Combs when he fell. The two men were unloading roofing scrapes from the W. T. Harrison Insurance Company building at 25 North Main Street and were hurrying before the approaching storm hit. The fatal streak of fire cut a deep scalp wound on top of Combs’ head. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital. Anderson was uninjured. Combs was a World War veteran coming here after his honorable discharge from service in 1918. He had been employed by, Clevenger Tin Company, for the last six years. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Dixie Combs; two sons, William Carl and James Earl: one sister, Mrs. Mary Sherer, of the city; six brothers, Fult, Granville, Curt, Cicero, and John Combs, all of Kentucky, and Lawrence Combs, of this city. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Home in charge the Rev. R. C. Caudill, pastor of First Church of God. Burial will be in the soldiers’ lot at Woodside Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home from 2 P.M. Saturday to 11 A.M. Monday. Officials of the American Rolling Mill Company said most of the damage at the training building was done to furniture. Fire is believed to have started when lightning struck outside of the building and followed electric wires to the interior of the one-story structure. ************************************************************* DC# 266 William Leon COMBS December 26, 1924 residence: 617 Malvern Ave., Middletown, OH child, white, male age: 2 years 4 months 4 days born: 22 August 1922 Middletown, Butler County, OH died: 26 December 1924 Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Scarlet-fever, Diphtheria buried: 27 December 1924 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Otto COMBS born KY mother: Chelsie GABBARD born KY informant: Otto COMBS, City December 28, 1924 Middletown Journal Scarlet Fever Claims First Victim Of Year William Leon Combs The first scarlet fever victim of the winter was William Leon Combs, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Combs, 614 Malvern Street. The little boy died Friday at 2 p.m. and was buried Saturday afternoon in Middletown Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, one sister and one brother. ********************************************************* Willie COMBS…. no death certificate in Ohio March 4, 1974 Middletown Journal Willie Combs Willie Combs, 74, of 1801 Highland St., died early today in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he and his wife were visiting a daughter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Joseph R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home. March 6, 1974 Middletown Journal Willie Combs Services for Willie Combs, 74, of 1801 Highland St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Crawford Street First Church of God, with the Rev. Herschel Caudill officiating. Entombment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Joseph R. Baker & Sons Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Mr. Combs died Tuesday in Ft. Lauderdale Fla., where he and his wife were visiting a daughter, Mrs. Nelda Davis. Before retiring he had been employed 38 years by Armco Steel Corp. Other survivors are two sons, Carl and Eugene of Middletown; two brothers, Marvin of Lee Co., Ky., and Olney of Middletown; five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Svarda and Mrs. Callie Reynolds of Middletown, Mrs. Maggie Raines and Mrs. Nannie Raines of Lee Co., Ky., and Mrs. Sophia White of Hamilton; and seven grandchildren. Note: Willie Combs was born in Lee County, Kentucky, son of Andrew M. Combs and Elvira Gross. He married Millie Combs, daughter of Andrew Combs and Ollie Estes. Andrew M. Combs was the son of Sampson Combs and Elizabeth Barrett. ********************************************************** DC# 0902-425 Woodrow COMBS October 5, 1968 residence: 1101 Baltimore St., Middletown, Butler County, OH never married, white, male occupation: unemployed age: 52 years spouse: None born: 31 January, 1916 Lee County, Kentucky died: 5 October 1968 DOA Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Coronary artery disease buried: 8 October 1968 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH father: Keen COMBS mother: Jose COMBS informant: Effie MEADOWS, 1101 Baltimore St., Middletown, OH October 6, 1968 Middletown Journal Woodrow Combs Woodrow Combs, 51, 1101 Baltimore St., was dead on arrival at Middletown Hospital yesterday at 2:10 p.m., the victim of an apparent heart attack he suffered at home. Mr. Combs was born in Lake County, Ky., and had been a lifelong resident of this area. He was employed by the, Middletown Conservancy District and B. D. Morgan Co. Survivors include three brothers, John of Trenton and Goodlow and Charles, both of Middletown; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Willoughby and Mrs. Effie Meadows, both of Middletown. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilson Memorial Home with the Rev. Haskel C. Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. **************************************************** DC# 0902-208 Woodrow COMBS May 8, 1990 residence: 751 Kensington Street, Middletown, Butler County, OH widowed, white, male occupation: Steelworker, Steel Mill age: 76 years spouse: Not listed born: 21 August 1913 Jackson, Kentucky died: 8 May 1990 Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Butler County, OH cause: Cardiac Arrest burial: 10 May 1990 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH US Armed Forces: Yes father: Ike COMBS mother: Martha unable to learn informant: Michael COMBS, 2313 Queen Avenue, Middletown, OH 45044 May 8, 1999 Middletown Journal Woodrow Combs Woodrow Combs, 76, a resident of the Barbara Park Convalescent Center, died at 12:55 a.m. today at Middletown Regional Hospital where he had been a patient since Saturday. The Jackson, Ky., native had been living in Middletown since 1946. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3809. He retired from the East Processing Department of Armco where he had worked 31 years. His wife Lois, died Dec. 14, 1973. He is survived by a son, Michael of Middletown: a grandson; five sisters, Mrs. Grace Woodward, Mrs. Carrie Clay and Mrs. Edwina Heller, all of Middletown, and Mrs. Lillian Brunner of Cincinnati and Mrs. Cappie Kincaid of Milford; and two brothers, George of San Antonio, Texas and Eugene of Middletown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with Salvation Army Maj. Robert Baker officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 218. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. ****************************************************************** THE END
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