NEW BERN - Mary Muriel Combs, 90, died March 13, 2012 at Two Rivers Healthcare. She was born on July 2, 1921 in Ashe County, N.C.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Burl Combs, one daughter, Barbara Carolyn Combs, and her brothers and sisters, Dale Wallace, Wayne Wallace, Beryl Powers and Clara Wallace.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Patricia A. Manula and her husband Colonel Thomas D. Manula, U.S. Army Retired of New Bern; one sister, Alma Sexton and husband Thomas of Lansing, N.C.; two grandsons, Brian E. Manula, wife Olivia and great-grandson, Sebastian of Oslo, Norway; and Thomas D. Manula Jr. and wife Emily of Washington, D.C.
Mary was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for the last 7 years. She had previously lived in Roanoke, VA and Darlington, MD where she was very active in her churches children's ministry. Her greatest pastimes were gardening, sewing, quilting and crocheting.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Following the service the family will hold a reception at their home at 122 Walden Road, New Bern. A private burial will be held later in the week in Ashe County, N.C.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1510, New Bern, NC 28563 or to North Roanoke Baptist Church, 6402 Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke, VA 24019.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home.
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