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William E. Combs

Thursday, January 3, 2008

William E. Combs, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 20, 2007, Benton. He was born Dec. 1, 1938, in Klispell, Mont., the son of the late Cecil and Vesta (Dale) Combs.

He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include: two daughters, Rachel Shelnut of Benton and Barbara Ann Sapp; three sons, Edward Russell Combs, David Carlos Combs and Jeffrey Allen Combs; two grandchildren, Samantha Shelnut and James Jonathan Shelnut of Benton; and one sister, Idonna Caudell of Kingman, Ariz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Gloria Ann (Diemer) Combs. Funeral services were held Dec. 23 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home with Bro. Marcus Blakley officiating. Interment followed at the Bolin Cemetery at Paron. Memorials may be made to the Saline Memorial Hospice, 23157 Hwy. I-30, Bryant, AR 72022, or Humane Society of Saline County, 7600 Bauxite Hwy., Benton AR 72015. Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com. Roller-Ballard Funeral Home of Benton, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements.