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Alan Gray Combs Obituary


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“My family and Alan's family grew up together in the Little Richmond community. Alan always kept us laughing along with Click and Bill,Jr. I was...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Kathy G Chappell - Dobson, NC

“Vivian, So sorry to hear about Alan's passing. I know how hard it is to loose someone you love so much. Both of you were so nice to my family;...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Leigh and Alison Wells - NC

“Geran - sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Let me know if I can help with...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Van Lin - Leesburg, VA

“Gavin, I was sorry to hear about your dad. Sounded like he had a full life. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Teresa...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Teresa Dampier - NC

“Gavin and Geran. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers. ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Janet Barnette - Mooresville, NC

“May our thoughts and prayers be with you at this time of grieving. Friends at Freddie Mac ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Carole Mankin - Alexandria, VA

“Alan helped me get back into the radio business in 1998 at WWWC. He will always be one of my heroes. Thank you Alan. Joel Hooper ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Joel Hooper - Elkin, NC

“Vivian, Eddie and I are so sorry about your loss. I know Alan is in the perfect place. We will certainly being remembering you in our prayers. ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: shelia settle - Elkin, NC

“Vivian, I was very sorry to hear about Alan. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Diane Hutchins Taylor - NC

“I am so sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Jacalyn Anderson Dolani - Cumming, GA

“Geran, I would like to express my sincere condolences for your loss. Please pass my deepest sympathies to your family. Sincerely Krishna ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Krishna Tammisetti - South Riding, VA

“Gavin and Geran, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. My prayers go up for you and your families. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Michelle Creasy Carter - Dobson, NC

“I just heard about your father. I am so sorry and wanted to offer my condolences, please accept my sincere condolences. Sincerely, Irfan. ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Irfanuddin Khaja - Herndon, VA

“sorry to hear of mr combs passing always enjoyed listening to mr combs on radio i enjoyed his personality and speaking voice will certainly miss him...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: harold wpoteat - NORTH WILKESBORO, NC

“Dear Vivian, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Alan was always so nice to me and my girls. I know you are going to miss him. I pray for God to give...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Jan B Boyd - Thurmond, NC

“Dear Gavin and Geran,I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Please know you and your families are in my prayers. Leigh and Tiff just lost their Dad....Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Jan B Boyd - Thurmond, NC

“Alan was always a friend and supporting coworker at WIFM to me. He will live on in so many of the hearts that he touched over the years. John Reed ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: John Reed - Fancy Gap, VA

“Vivian, I don't really know you, but have known Alan for almost 40 years. He was so kind to me when I was an annoying kid, just getting into radio....Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Mike Walker - Boomer, NC

“I am real sorry to learn about Alan's passing. I got to know Alan years ago when he came to Elmore's where I worked to pick up adds for WIFM. May...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Gail Steele - State Road, NC

“Alan made me laugh. He used to make fun of things like "it was a near miss." Alan would say if it's a near miss then you hit it! He made fun of...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Angela L. Henley - NC

“Dear Vivian and Family, We are SO saddened by Alan's passing, but if he could not get well, he is far better off than we who are still waiting our...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Margaret Dunn and Elaine - NC

“Vivian and family, I wish to extend my sympathy to you. Alan will be missed by many but he left a wonderful testimony for His love for his Lord and...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Glenda Gilliam - Jonesville, NC

“Alan was indeed a very special cousin to me. We had a lot of fun growing up that I will never forget. He was a true Christian and I know He is...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Crissman - NC

“Viv and Family, Hope you know we love you and are praying for you. There was only one Alan and all our lives are richer for having known him! ...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Russell & Petrice - Ronda, NC

“Vivian, I don't really know you, but have known Alan for almost 40 years. He was so kind to me when I was an annoying kid, just getting into radio....Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Mike Walker - Boomer, NC

“Our prayers are with you all at this time.We have great memories of Bro.Alan and 3WC when we pastored Fountain of Life ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Rev.Tim Lane - Hurt, WY

“Vivian and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.God Bless You. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Kim and Rory Parsons - VT

“Dear Vivian and family, Alan has a new body..Praise the Lord..He is running on the streets of gold! He fought a good fight and he has won the...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Doris & Tommy Coffey - NC


Jonesville, The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Mr. Alan Gray Combs, age 67 of Jonesville, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Friday, August 19, 2011. Mr. Combs was born December 3, 1943 in Surry County to Berlie Newton "Bill" and Sarah "Click" Nicholson Combs. Mr. Combs worked for 3WC radio in Wilkesboro and was a member Fall Creek Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Yadkin County VFW Post 10346, and a member of the Jonesville Town Zoning Board. During his career, Mr. Combs worked for WLRS (Worlds Least Radio Station) in Little Richmond, WPAQ in Mt. Airy, WASTC in Boone; while in the Army he worked at radio stations in Tampa, FL, Zephyr Hills, FL, and WHKM in Thailand, and in later years WIFM in Elkin, WHIP in Mooresville, WYZD in Dobson, and WWWC in Wilkesboro. Mr. Combs was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include; his wife, Vivian Benton Combs of the home. Two sons, Gavin Combs and his wife Melody of Jonesville, Geran Combs and his wife Cindy Huang of Leesburg, VA. Two step-sons, Jim Benton and wife Michelle of Boonville and Brian Benton of Jonesville. Two brothers, Bill Combs and his wife JoAnn of Advance, Steve Combs of Mississippi. A sister, Jean Voltman of Jamestown, NY. Grandchildren, Aaron Combs, Benjamin Combs, Chloe Combs, and Courtney Combs. Step-Grandchildren, Courtney Shover and her husband Wesley, West Holbrook, Lesley Benton, and Adien Benton followed by a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Fall Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Don Hudson officiating. Mr. Combs will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Fall Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 33620 Fall Creek Church Road, Jonesville, NC 28642 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 688 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621. The family would like to thank Dr. James Hyler, Bill Poplin, Sarah and Kelly, and the staff of Elkin Dialysis Center.

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