ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Mrs. Adele Jones Combs, 84, of Rockingham, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2104 at the home of her daughter in Union Grove. She was born April 23, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late Henry and Adele P. Jones.
Adele graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Charlotte and dedicated her life to the profession until the age of 78 but continued to serve and care for others until her death. She was actively involved in St. James Catholic Church and enjoyed other civic and social activities with her many treasured friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Combs; and a brother, Richard Lawrence Jones.
She is survived by her children, Teresa C. Wallace (Dan), Tim M. Combs (Sheila), Patti C. Campbell (Charles) and Anita C. Thomson (Chris); two grandsons, Andrew and Cole Thomson; and two brothers, Henry Robert Jones (Pat) and Charles Ray Jones (Hilda).
A funeral mass for Christian burial will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Hamlet with Father Jean Pierre Swamunu Lhoposo and Father Soosai Arokiadass officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials are requested to St. James Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1208, Hamlet, NC 28345 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625
Watson–King Funeral Home in Rockingham is assisting the Combs family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com.
The Richmond County Daily Journal
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014