Shade Combs
and Ollie Adkins

Shade Combs b 23 Dec 1877 Isom, Letcher Co KY d 19 May 1954 Letcher Co KY; s/o George A Combs and Millie Maggard. Shade Combs m. (3) Ollie Adkins b 5 Oct 1894 Isom, Letcher Co KY d 31 Jan 1990 Letcher Co KY; d/o William Basil Adkins and Mary Elizabeth Polly Ann Addington. Children of Shade Combs and Ollie Adkins;

1. Marie Irene Combs b 17 Aug 1917 d Sunday, 8 Jan 2006 Letcher Manor Nursing Home, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Ishmael Combs d before 2006. Children of Ishmel Combs and Marie Irene Combs;

i. Gathalee Combs m. Male Terrell

ii. Ollie Marie Combs m. Male Smith

iii. Tommy Combs

2. Shade Combs, Jr.; m. Mary Whitaker. Children of Shade Combs Jr and Mary Whitaker; i. Bennett Franklin Ben Combs b 9 May 1955 d 7 Feb 2019. ii. Fravel Combs iii. Tom Combs iv. Michael Combs.

3. Watson Combs

4. Bennett Combs

5. Edison Combs

6. Elizabeth Combs m. Male Looney


Shade Combs
and Millie Ison

Shade Combs b 23 Dec 1877 Isom, Letcher Co KY d 19 May 1954 Letcher Co KY; s/o George A Combs and Millie Maggard. Shade Combs m. 27 Feb 1902 to (1) Millie Ison b 14 Oct 1882 d 17 Dec 1963 d/o Jefferson Jeptha Ison and Mary Stamper. Children of Shade Combs and Millie Ison;

1. Allie Faye Combs m. Thomas D Owen b 8 Aug 1900 d 14 Mar 1980.

2. Kennon Everett Combs b 23 Jan 1903 d 20 May 1979; m. Martha Jane Combs. Child of Kennon Everett Combs and Martha Jane Combs;

i. Kenneth Hampton Combs b 27 Aug 1932 d 4 Oct 1950

3. Kermit Combs b 19 Jun 1904 d 20 Mar 1977; m. 1927 Letcher Co KY to Elizabeth Tootsie Neal.


Shade Combs and
Lucinda Cinda Hampton

Shade Combs b 23 Dec 1877 Isom, Letcher Co KY d 19 May 1954 Letcher Co KY; s/o George A Combs and Millie Maggard. Shade Combs m. 4 Mar 1911 Letcher Co KY to (2) Lucinda Cinda Hampton b 29 Mar 1879 VA d 20 Aug 1915 Letcher Co KY; d/o David Hampton. Children of Shade Combs and Lucinda Cinda Hampton;

1. Lena Mae Combs b 30 Sept 1913 Isom, Letcher Co KY d 9 Sept 1995.

2. Forester Combs b 31 Dec 1914 d 1 Jan 1969


Millie Ison
and James Stamper

Millie Ison b 14 Oct 1882 d 7 Dec 1963; d/o Jefferson Ison and Mary Stamper. Millie Ison m. 16 Dec 1913 to James P Jimmer Stamper (aka Hightower) b 1 Feb 1888 Knott Co KY d 1 Jan 1962; s/o William Thomas Stamper and Elizabeth Adams.


Obituary: Marie Irene Combs
17 Aug 1917 - 8 Jan 2006

(Obituary Source) Marie Irene Combs passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at the Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Marie was the daughter of the late Shade and Ollie Adkins Combs. Marie was born on August 17, 1917, being 88 years, 4 months, and 22 days of age at the time of her passing. Marie was a member of the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Ishmel Combs, and 5 brothers and 5 sisters. She is survived by 2 daughters, Gathelee Terrell of Louisville and Ollie Marie Smith of Mayking; one son, Tommy Combs of Letcher; 4 brothers, Shade Combs, Jr. of Otisco, Indiana, Watson Combs of Louisville, Bennett Combs of Ice, and Edison Combs of Letcher; 1 sister, Elizabeth Looney of Middletown, Ohio; and 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren along with many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Marie Combs was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and daughter. She loved her family and loved to have them around her. She also loved her church family and her Lord very much. She was saved and baptized into the Old Regular Baptist Church as a young woman. As she worked in and around her home she could often be heard singing “Precious Memories” or “The Great Speckled Bird”. She worked hard for her family and loved doing for them. Her heart was broken when Ishmel, her husband of fifty-six years, was called home to be with the Lord. She could be heard at night asking the Lord to call her home, too. Now, that prayer has been answered. Mom, tell Dad we love and miss him, just as we love and miss you.Why do we mourn departing friends or shake at death’s alarm? Tis but the voice that Jesus sends to call them to his arms. The Family


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