Betty Jean Combs

March 8, 1929 ~ September 28, 2016

Born in: Seacool, WV
Resided in: Maryville, TN

Betty Jean Combs, 87, of Maryville, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, TN. Betty was a native of Boone County, West Virginia. She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Jane Sluder Workman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Lee Combs, one son Mickey Norris, several brothers, and one sister. Survivors include: seven children, Sandra Huffman, Cheryl (Leslie) Earp, Melvin (Rebecca) Combs, Cathy Combs, Bridget (John) Thomas, Tammy (Chuck) Stanton, and Robin (Danny) Koontz, ; grandchildren, Robert Combs, Britt Thomas, Brent Stanton, Saad Shatila, Daniel Shatila, Adam Koontz, Alesha Stanton, Summer Shatila, Danny Ford, Eric Ford, Timmy Ford, Candy Robbins, Johnny Earp, Kim Earp, Kelly Norris, and Amy Norris; and several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The family of Betty Jean Combs will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm Sunday, October 2, 2016 in the Morris-Baker Dogwood Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 7 pm Sunday under the direction of Mr. Brandon Smith. A committal service is scheduled for 1 pm Monday, October 3, 2016 at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Family and friends are requested to meet at Morris-Baker by 12:15 pm Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be: John Thomas, Chuck Stanton, Britt Thomas, Saad Shatila, Brent Stanton, and Shannon Rhoton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: American Lung Association, National Direct Response Headquarters, 1200 Hosford St. Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Dear Robin, Danny and Adam, Due to my circumstances here at home, I won’t be able to come to the services. Please know that I am thinking of you all with love and prayers. Will see you sometime soon. Jimmie Ruth

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can still hear you laugh. I can still see your smile. You would be so proud of your daughters. Love you and miss you. God has a new Angel.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ms. Betty was an example of a true lady. She was soft spoken, kind, and loving. The memory of her sweet smile and shy giggle will forever warm my heart! ?

  4. Anonymous says:

    My beautiful mother, I miss you like crazy. But don’t you worry about me, I will be fine.Love You with all of my Heart, I’ll see you again one day.

  5. Anonymous says:

    My dear mother, you have been such a blessing to your family. Our lives were so full of joy because of you. I will miss you dearly, will see you in heaven.

  6. Anonymous says:

    My dear, sweet momma, you were the best mother and best friend a girl could ever have. I will cherish every precious memory we shared. I Love You and Miss You!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Prayers and Thoughts for your family Summer. Love you.

  8. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to heaven. Love you all!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Mammaw I’m gonna miss you like crazy you were the best grandmother I could have ever asked for! I know you will always be my angel watching over me. Love you!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Such a sad loss of such a wonderful spirit. My thoughts are with the family and friends of Betty.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the upbringing!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Blessed that you and Arlie wanted me in your lives and 4 extra aunts.loved spending summers with ya’ll.You will be missed. This pic is from 1987.

  13. Anonymous says:

    To all of the family. My thoughts and prayers with you all. She was such a sweet lady and I am glad I had the opportunity of having her in my life.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Robin, Cathy, Bridget & Tammy, I’m so sorry to hear of your Momma passing. I remember coming to your house and your Momma and Daddy setting at the kitchen table drinking their coffee. I always felt so welcome there and at home. Your Momma is with your Daddy now and we will see them together one day. I love you all and hope that you have some peace knowing that they are together now.

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