POOLE, Ky. -- Ernest 'Ernie'' Combs, 71,
             Poole, formerly of Fruit Hill, died at 1:25 p.m.
             Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his home of natural

             Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tapp Funeral
             Home, Henderson, with the Revs. Joe Hayes, Bob
             Fulcher and Thornton Stanley officiating.

             Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Poole.
             Visitation will be from 1 until 8 tonight and from 9
             a.m. Friday until time for the service.

             He was a truck driver for 34 years with American
             Freight, retiring in 1988. He was a member and
             past president of Poole Harvest Daze and was a
             member and former vice president of the Poole
             Lions Club.

             He was a member of the Poole Volunteer Fire
             Department and served on the board of directors.
             From 1992 until 1996 he was training coordinator
             and was fire chief from 1996 until his death. He
             was instrumental in forming the Webster County
             Firefighters Association and served as treasurer.
             He recently received the Fireman's Medal of

             He was a member of the Henderson Bowling
             Association, having served several times as
             president and was also a member and past
             president of the Kentucky State Bowling
             Association and in 1995 was voted into the
             Kentucky Bowlers Hall of Fame.

             Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Combs; two
             sons, Tom Combs, Sebree, David Wayne Combs,
             Henderson; two daughters, Brenda Faye Lyons,
             Douglasville, Ga., Anna Mae Overby,
             Madisonville; a brother, Howard W. Combs,
             Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Frances Moore,
             Mayfield; seven grandchildren, and nine

             Memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Hospital
             of Webster County, Post Office Box 305, Dixon,
             Ky., 42409.

John Combs, 63, Dies of Heart Attack
(Kentucky New Era Feb. 23, 1959)

John Combs 63, former Fort Campbell mechanic, died of a heart attack at noon
yesterday. He was stricken at his home on the Madisonville Road and died
enroute to Jennie Stuart Hospital.

Mr. Combs, a native of Todd County, had been ill about two years with a heart
ailment. A veteran of World War I, he was the son of the late David Dillman
and Ida Lou Sweeney Combs. Mr. Combs was a member of the Masonic Lodge here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby West Combs, five brothers, Frank Combs,
Henderson, Atlas Combs, Madisonville, Bennie Combs, Hammond, Indiana, Leonard
Combs, Crofton Route 2, and Elmer Combs, Summerfield, Ill. three sisters,
Mrs. Ollie Wright, Earlington, Mrs Earl Cooksey, Crofton Route 2 and Mrs.
Henry Jones, Norfolk, Va.

Funeral services will be held at Fuqua Funeral Home, but time of the services
has not been set. Officiating will be the Rev. Stanley Stall, pastor of the
First Universalist Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

(Kentucky New Era Feb. 23, 1959)

Submitted by Joan McCarty@cs. com

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