Frankfort – Bernice Graves Combs, age 83, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Services will be held at First Baptist Church on Clinton Street on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Robert Earl Houston officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. service time on Saturday.
Mrs. Combs was born in Frankfort on October 29, 1935, to the late James Preston Graves and Stella Smith Daniels. She was united in marriage to Charles William Combs, Sr., who also preceded her in death. She retired from the Kentucky State Government.
She is survived by her children, Pamela R. Graham (James) and Charles W. Combs, Jr.; sisters, Geneva Graves Smith and Dorothy McGowan; two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She was also blessed with special friends, Linda Leitch and Geneva Benson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her daughter, Cynthia Combs, and siblings, Thomas Graves, Nathaniel Graves, Henry Collins, Sr., Marie Elizabeth Graves, and Ernest Graves, Sr., Alice White, Etta Beatrice Graves, James L. “Gravy” Graves, and Mary Grevious.
Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home.