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Lebanon News
Obituary of S.F. Combs

July 25, 1913

S. F. Combs

S. F. Combs, a fine man and one of the best known citizens of Russell County, died Monday at his home north of Finney.

In the Death of Mr. Combs the county sustains a severe loss, for no better man ever lived in Russell.

The following account of his death appeared in Tuesday's Bluefield Telegraph.

S. F. Combs, a prominent citizen of Russell County, died yesterday afternoon about 7:30 o'clock, at his home near Finney, aged 64 years. Mr. Combs was stricken about 5 o'clock yesterday morning with a stroke of paralysis, and lingered during the day, dying at nightfall. He leaves his wife, three sons and five daughters. His sons are Charles A. and Edward Combs, of Finney, and Willie F. Combs, of Bluefield; his daughters, Mrs. E. H. Fields, of Bluefield; Mrs. Crockett Lambert, of Cedar Bluff; Mrs. J. M. Taulbee, of Honaker; and Misses Eula and Lena, of Finney. Mr. Combs was a farmer and merchant and was a man of considerable means. Last Christmas a year ago his home was burned and he replaced it with a handsome house which was only completed last week. He was a soldier of the Confederacy, and a citizen held in the highest esteem by his neighbors and acquaintances. His daughter, Mrs. Fields, of this city, was enroute to the funeral of her husband's uncle, Wm. Fields, of Castlewood, when she was notified of the serious illness of her father and stopped off at Finney in time to be with him at the end.

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