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William (Bill) P. Combest 84, Adair Co., KY (1929-2013)

He was a member of a highly regarded Adair County, KY family and a resident of Edinburg, IN, at the time of his death. He leaves man relatives in Adair, as well as in his adopted Indiana home. He leaves 35 direct living descendants. Mr. Combest was a retired heavy equipment operator a member of the Edinburgh American Legion Post # 233 and the Columbus Moose # 398 and the VFW in Greenwood, IN
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William (Bill) P. Combest of Edinburgh, IN formerly of Columbia, KY died Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Columbus, Indiana.

Funeral services are Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12pmCT/1pmET at the Whosoeverwill Community Church, 623 S. Eisenhower DR, Edinburgh, IN. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery, between S. Eisenhower DR and US 31 near their intersection, in Edinburgh, IN, Edinburgh Visiting from 3pm-7pmCT/4pm-8pmET Tuesday at Whosoeverwill Community Church and from 10:30amCT/ 11:30amET, Wednesday until the funeral hour.

William (Bill) P. Combest 84, Adair Co., KY (1929-2013

He was born Sunday, March 10, 1929 in Champaign, Champaign County, IN. he was the son of the late William J. and Carrie (Holmes) Combest. he died Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Columbus, Bartholemew County, IN, at the age of 84 years, 2 months, and 2 days.

He is survived by the following:
  • Two sons: Billy Joe Combest and Jackie Combest both of Columbus, IN

  • Three daughters: Diane Shuffitt, Paula Hayford and Sheila Bowling of Indiana

  • One brother: Joe Combest of Glasgow, KY

  • Four sisters survive: Gladys Murrell of Columbia, KY; Bessie Willis of Columbia, KY; and Betty Logston and Helen Simpson both of Glasgow, KY

  • Twelve grandchildren

  • Eighteen great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by a daughter: Linda Barnsfather and three sisters Edna Young, Louise Rogers and Mildred Thomas

Mr. Combest was a retired heavy equipment operator a member of the Edinburgh American Legion Post # 233 and the Columbus Moose # 398 and the VFW in Greenwood, IN. This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

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