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Graveside Service

Oak Hill Memorial Park
Tuesday July 19th, 2022

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Barbara Combs

Barbara Combs, 84, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Nova Healthcare and Rehab Center after an extended illness.  

Born in Kingsport on March 22, 1938, a daughter of the late Denny and Pauline Casteel, she resided in this area her entire life. She was married to Hascal Combs for 57 years. She retired from J.C. Penney’s following 35 years of service. Barbara was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church.  

She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mom, mamaw, sister and friend who loved her church, her family, especially grandsons, Thomas Morrison and Mason Combs, cooking for her family and reading.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at Nova Healthcare and Rehab Center and the nurses at Caris Healthcare Hospice for caring so much for Mrs. Combs.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Hascal Combs, (2012), and one sister, Jean Richards. 

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Teresa Holdren and son-in-law Ben Holdren of Kingsport; son, Jeff Combs of Mt. Carmel; grandsons, Thomas Morrison and Mason Combs; sister, Carolyn Morelock; and several nieces and nephews.  

A graveside service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Ryan Shaffer officiating.  Those attending the graveside services are asked to meet at the funeral home by 11:00 a.m. and then proceed to the cemetery.   

Pallbearers will be family and friends. 

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So sorry for your loss. I worked with Barbara at JC Penney and she was a joy to work with.

Kathey Haynes Aug 1 2022 2:37 PM

Teresa, Thomas, Mason and Jeff, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mother/Grandmother. Praying for you as you grieve for her.

Sandra Biyd Jul 20 2022 2:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Combs

Edie Jul 20 2022 12:16 PM

Teresa and Jeff, Im sorry to hear about your sweet momma. She was always so sweet to me and I loved talking to her. Sending prayers and hugs to you all.

Kelly Berry and Greg Berry Jul 20 2022 11:43 AM

So sorry to hear this. Barbara was a long time friend to our family as was the entire family. I always remember as a teenager going in Penneys and looking for Barbara to say hello. Always had a smile on her face. She was a true Proverbs 31 lady. Prayers for all of you as you go thru this.

Regina Ketron Stacy Jul 20 2022 7:33 AM

So Sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Keeping you and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky, Bruce and Sheila Roberts Jul 19 2022 2:08 PM

Teresa and Jeff,
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a sweet and loving lady and will be missed by all those who were blessed to know her. May God provide you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14.

Alan, Dora, and Scott Hill Jul 19 2022 10:45 AM

Teresa, Jeff and family,
Sorry to read of your mom's passing. Barbara and I started the same day at J.C. Penney and enjoyed becoming friends over the years. I know she loved her family so much. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days. May God bless you and your families during this difficult time.

Joyce A Bishop Jul 18 2022 2:24 PM

Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Barbara' exemplified what a faithful servant to God should be. I am sure the homecoming was very joyful . Prayers for the family during this time. May God wrap you in His arms of confort and mercy.

Barbara Miller Lawson Jul 18 2022 2:08 PM

Teresa, Jeff and family, Barbara will be missed by all who knew her. She was a faithful servant as long as she was physically able. I appreciate knowing her for so many years . Prayers for each of you as you walk through this valley of grief. May God's unseen hands wrap you in his love and peace .

Marsha Starnes Mullins Jul 18 2022 1:36 PM

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