James Combs was born March 14, 1919 to Andrew and Polly Mullins Combs Eldridge in Letcher County,
Kentucky. He passed from this life on September 11, 2000 at Homestead Nursing Home in Lexington, KY,
making his stay on earth 81 years, 5 months and 27 days. His mother and father, 2 brothers and 5 sisters
preceded James in death.
James and Betty, his wife, lived many years at Sassafras, Knott County KY. They had moved to Carlisle,
KY at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Betty Jo Young Combs, Carlisle, KY, and
2 daughters, Charlotte Haddix of Paris, KY, Laverna Green of Lexington, KY; 3 sons, James C. Combs of Ft.
Wayne, IN, Darrell Combs of Paris, KY, and Merle Combs of Gas City, IN; 3 brothers, John Eldridge of
Charlestown, IN, Paul Eldridge of Montgomery, AL, and George Eldridge of Xenia, OH; 5 sisters, Mildred
Collins of Jeffersonville, IN, Olive Rose Tackett of Charlestown, IN, Maxie Mullins of Charlestown, IN, Kathleen
Cornett of Livonia, MI, and Geneva Gentry of Lexington, KY; 11 grand children and 4 great grandchildren.
James was placed to rest at the Paris Cemetery at Paris, KY. James was blessed with a good loving wife and
wonderful children and grandchildren. He loved his family very much.
James loved to go to church at the Little Dove Church in Knott County, KY. A few years ago James told his
Brother John that he believed that the Lord had forgiven him of his many sins and he had a better home to go to
when this life was over. Due to his health and illness of cancer he never joined the church or got to be
baptized. We were at his bedside when he took his last breath and closed his eyes. He went to sleep in the
arms of angels and was carried into Heaven.
So sleep on brother for a little while, I hope to meet you in that morning in that glorious city over there.
Written by a natural brother and a brother in Christ, John