Obituary: Howard Combs


Howard Dwain Combs, 74, of Batesville, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020.

He was born on June 10, 1945, in Hickory Flat to Dolphus and Selma Linebarger Combs.

Howard was a cattle farmer in the Southside Community and a member of the Southside United Methodist Church.  He married Loretta Harper on Jan. 29, 1966, in Heber Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lawrence Combs.

Howard is survived by his wife; daughter, Debbie (Robby) Reed, of Batesville; two sons, Kelly Combs, of Batesville, and Tim Reaper, of Hickory Flat; sisters, Florence Combs and Virginia Hester, of Pangburn, Earline Bailey, of Searcy, Velma Robertson, of Judsonia; five grandchildren, Vanessa Swan, Fallon Blevins, Samantha Green, Haley Reed, and Morgan Combs; and five great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held due to COVID-19 precautions.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cedar Grove Cemetery Fund, Wayne Gay, 1220 Wagon Wheel Road, Floral, Arkansas 72534, or Southside United Methodist Church, 2389 Batesville Blvd. Batesville, AR 72501

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