James E. "Jim" Combs, 70, of Marshall, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Rev. Vernon Maxted will officiate. Organist Ramona Bullington will play "Amazing Grace" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Glen Allred, Mike Dalton, James Huff, Cotton Richards, Dave Robbins, Don Roettgen and Wesley Winfrey. Burial with military graveside services will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall.
Born March 20, 1933, in Montgomery City, he was the son of the late Edward and Clara Combs. On Jan. 14, 1967, in Sedalia, he married Maxine Huff, who survives of the home. He was a Marshall resident for many years and was a member of Malta Bend American Legion Post 558 and Marshall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2646. He had served in the U.S. Army. He had served as a commander of the AMVETS and had been employed by Coca-Cola and Wonder Bread before working at ConAgra Frozen Foods for 22 years before his retirement.
Additional survivors include four sons, Earl Doud of Marshall, Dewane Dunning of Longwood, Fla., and Mark and Donnie Dunning, both of the state of New York; six daughters, Phyllis Plains, Vickie Surber and Wanda Money, all of Marshall, Helen Scarborough of Knob Noster, Melinda Dunning of the state of New York and Michelle Dunning of Reno, Nev.; one sister, Helen Long of Hannibal; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother.