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Lawrence O. Combs

Lawrence O. (Zeke) Combs, 74, Lanesville, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
Born Aug. 12, 1938, in New Middletown, he was the son of the late Leonard and Etta Mae McPhillips Combs.
He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville, the Lanesville Heritage Committee and the Knights of Columbus.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Mae Backherms.
Survivors include his wife, the former Phyllis Gerth; a son, Tony Combs of Lanesville; two brothers, Leonard (Sonny) Combs of New Albany and Thomas Patrick Combs of Fort Myers, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a rosary at service at 7, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Funeral mass: Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville with burial in the church cemetery.
Celebrant: Father Juan Valdes.