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GEORGIA E. COMBS

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mrs. Georgia E. Combs, 93, of Branson, Mo., died Oct. 4 at the Point Lookout Nursing and Rehab Center in Hollister, Mo.

Georgia was born on , Sept., 6, 1919, at Colorado Springs, Colo., the daughter of Arthur and Mabel (Armentrout) Haynes.

Georgia married Ralph Combs, Jan. 16, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kan. Georgia was a teenager during the WW II and the Great Depression. The Combs family moved many times, finding work in Yakima, Wash., here they picked fruit at the farm labor camps. They traveled to California, to find work and than back to Washington, several times. In the 1950s Georgia had traveled to fort Scott, Kan. She worked at the Keys factory. In 1960 the family had come to Branson, Mo., where they stayed. Georgia worked for the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store for several years, and Hegel's Garment Factory. In 1966 Ralph had began building homes on a large piece of property. It was the beginning of Broadview Acres, this subdivision was located off Bee Creek Road, where the Combs Road is located now. After Ralph's passing Georgia had sold the home, and relocated in Branson.

Georgia is survived by her children, three sons, Bobby Combs of Branson, Mo., Fred Combs and wife Ella Mae of Fort Scott, Mo., and Ralph Combs of Alabama.; daughters, Dorothy Willis of Springfield, Mo., and Karen Dryer and husband Bill of Holden, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; son in-law, Nathan Willis; daughter in-law Claudia Combs; brother, Frank Haynes; grandson, Robert Combs.

Graveside services at Ozarks Memorial Park in Branson, Mo., will be on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. Memorials may sent to St. Jude's, Research Hospital, Attn. Memorial, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn., 38148. Services are under the direction of the Forsysth Whelchel Funeral Chapel.