Dorcas Tate Combs

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Mrs. Dorcas Tate Combs was born October 15, 1918 in Lake City, Florida to Frank Tate and Leola Tate.  Both precede her in death.  She passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Lake City Medical Center.  She received her early education in the School Systems of Columbia and Duval Counties.  She was a graduate of Tuskegee Institute with additional studies at Columbia University in New York and New York University, where she earned the degree of Master of Sciences.  She was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Sterling Combs, Jr. and to this union son, Milfrank S. Combs was born. Her professional career as a teacher in the Columbia County School System extended many years prior to retirement.  She was a very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 60 years and was involved in the Sunday School and Bible Study Ministries of the church.  Her dedication and loyalty to God, her church, family and the community was evident in her daily walk.  She volunteered her services in various capacities in the community.  She was a member of The Retired Teachers Association and the Columbiares and Collegians Social Clubs.  Other precedents in death: Husband, Sterling Combs, Jr; sisters, Inez T. Watson, Arlethia T. Alford; brothers-in-law, Simon Watson, Sr., and Lewis C. Alford.  Mrs. Combs will forever be remembered and immensely missed by her relatives, friends, neighbors and the community.
Mrs. Combs leaves loving and precious memories for her son, Milfrank S. Combs; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives, caregivers and devoted friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorcas T. Combs will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 248 NE Martin Luther King Street, Lake City, FL. Fatha DeSue, Pastor.
The family will receive friends, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014 at the funeral home.
Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. "The Caring Professionals"
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Published in Lake City Reporter on July 3, 2014
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