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Emanuel Combs

Born: Tue., Feb. 2, 1943
Died: Fri., May 5, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 09, 2017
Location: Braman & Son Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 10, 2017
Location: Little Dove Baptist Church

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Emanuel Combs, 74 years old of Knox, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, May 5, 2017.

He was born Tuesday, February 2, 1943 in Breathitt Co. Kentucky, Son of the late Jessie Combs and the late Tempa (Campbell) Combs.

Emanuel loved to serve the Lord and teach the bible. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. Emanuel was a member of the Little Dove Church. He enjoyed cooking and mushroom hunting. He loved to make chicken and dumpling and popcorn. Emanuel loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

He worked for Keystone service.

On July 6, 1961 Emanuel married the former Bessie Fugate. Bessie preceded him on October 29, 1989. On March 3, 1992 in Lexington, Kentucky Emanuel married the former Brenda Sue Watts, she survives.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Sue (Watts) Combs of Knox, Indiana, Son, James(Pam) Lee Combs of LaPorte, Indiana, Daughter, Mary(Roger) Catherine Clemons of Lafayette, Indiana, Daughter, Cheryl(Scott) Biddle of Monterey, Indiana, Brother, Codell Combs of Hazard, Kentucky, Brother, Raymond Combs of Richmond, Kentucky, Brother, Frank Combs of Hazard, Kentucky, Brother, Hobart Combs of Breathitt Co., Kentucky, Sister, Isabell Noble of Sandusky, Ohio, Sister, Ellen Combs of Jackson, Kentucky, Sister, Jessie Griffith, Tennessee, Sister, Katy Combs of Sandusky, Ohio, Sister, Ruth Clark of Sandusky, Ohio, Sister, Dora Marie Harvey of Breathitt Co., Kentucky, Sister, Martha Lou Weems of Lexington, Kentucky, Step-son, Ivan Wasson, Kentucky, Step-daughter, Sydney Cohan, New Jersey, Step-daughter, Tabitha(David) Easton, Kentucky, Step-son, Marcus(Trish) Haggard, Kentucky, 16 grandchildren, Heather Smolek, Sarah(Ben) Sheets, Kyle Clemons, Brittany Combs, Jacob Clemons, Brett Hunt, Jordan(Laura) Garza, Stephanie Garza, Dakota Scott Biddle, Maggie Dean Biddle, Travis Walker, Max Cohan, Joshua Drake, Brittany(Eddie) Cruz, Shawlyn Haggard and Kayla Haggard 9 great-grandchildren, Miley Smolek, Shayna Clemons, Karly Smolek, Mya Hunt, Adalina Hunt, Regan Sickmiller, Colson Drake, Archer Drake, Nadia Cruz.

He was preceded in death by parents Jessie and Tempa (Campbell) Fugate, step-father Wickie Fugate, his first wife Bessie, brothers Milton, French, Malcomb, David, Farris, Alonzo and sisters Ruby Jewel and Shirley Combs.

Friends will be received 4-8 PM, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the at the Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Knox, Indiana.

Services will be held at Little Dove Church, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11 AM with Rev. Alvin Allen officiating.

Interment will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Little Dove Church.

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Kenny w Campbell
   Posted Sat May 06, 2017
So sorry for the family loved Emanuel like a brother he was a friend to all

Patti Fugate Rosenthal
   Posted Sun May 07, 2017
Our prayers and love is with the family. May God bless you.

Paula Bennett
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Bennett .

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27 Our love and prayers are with you all, today and for always. Jeff & Paula Bennett and Family and Michael & Sally Buck and Family

Donna Campbell
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Dear Sister Barbra, I am so very sorry to hear about Brother Manuel you guys mean so much to Tim and me, Tim enjoyed the time he spent with Manuel, he said he learned so much from him, he was upset to hear about Manuel's passing, but rest assured that Jesus himself will have Manuel teaching the scripture in heaven, we love you guys and you and your family are in our prayers now and always, much love and big huggs.
Tim & Donna Campbell

Joe & Phyllis Shelley
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Sis. Brenda, We were very sorry to hear about Bro. Manuel's passing this morning. We will pray that the Lord will comfort your heart and give you added strength during your time of grief. We enjoyed knowing him as he had such a sweet spirit. May God bless you!

Dave DeVoll
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Sis. Brenda, you are in our prayers even as Bro. Combs is in the arms of our Savior. Hold fast to Jesus, and He will give you both strength and comfort as you go through this time of sorrow and loss.

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