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08/24/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Judy Yow Combs

Judy Yow Combs
(d. 21 Aug 2016)

possibly Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is more sad news today.
  Judy Yow Combs, possibly Class of 1961, sister of Rickey Yow ('67) of NC, Donette Yow McClelland of VA, and April Yow Eidson of FL, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the age of 73.

From the Daily Press - 08/24/16:   

                  Judy Yow Combs


NEWPORT NEWS - Judy Yow Combs, 73, native and lifelong resident of Newport News, died on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

Judy retired after 25 years of service as an Assistant Chief Clerk from the CSX Railroad.

She loved to ride her Harley Davidson and enjoyed making stained glass artwork.

She is survived by two daughters, Jeanice Bryant (Billy) and Kimberly Powell (Robert), all of Newport News; her mother, Donine Yow, of Newport News; one brother, Rickey Yow, of Kernersville, NC; two sisters, Donette McClelland, of Hampton, and April Eidson, of Jupiter, FL; three grandchildren, Ashley Robbins (Shawn), Taren Evans, and Cayden Evans, all of Newport News; and her beagle, "Little Bit".

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Combs, Sr.; and her father, Herbert Yow.



Visitation will be from 6 to 7 PM, on Friday, August 26, 2016 at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., or to the , 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A102, Newport News, VA 23606.

Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on August 24, 2016.   
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August 24, 2016

Donette and family, Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Judy lived her life to the fullest and will be deeply missed. Call if you need anything. Love, Treresa and Kelly Vance

~ Treresa Vance, Newport News, Virginia

August 24, 2016  

My thoughts and prayers to you and yours. She's in a better place now.

~ Mary Lou Williams, Gloucester, Virginia

August 24, 2016
Jeanice, Kimberly and the Yow family, I am so sorry to have gotten the sad news that my dearest friend Judy has passed. I have had the pleasure of knowing her for over 30 years and she has really been one of my closest and dearest friends. She truly was a "Gem" and I am truly going to miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Today I will not be saddened, but will celebrate her life, for now she is one of God's Angels. May you RIP with your love, Charlie, my dear, dear friend!! I will always hold you close in my heart!!

~ Mary (Daisy) Titcomb, Newport News, Virginia

August 24, 2016

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T. Griffin, Newport News, Virginia

August 24, 2016

My sincere condolences, Jeanice and Kimberly, and to your children who lost their grandma, as well as to all who loved her. Aunt Judy, may you rest in peace.

~ Mike Knez, Middlesex County, Virginia

August 25, 2016

So sorry Judy passed away. I know your pain is difficult. May God be with you all.

~ Susan Gary

August 25, 2016

We are praying for all of you during this sad time. We love you all and send our deepest sympathy. Rachel Pittman, Doris and Arthur Green

~ Doris Green, Hampton, Virginia

August 25, 2016

Kim, my heart goes out to you and all the family. This is an incredibly hard time and I pray for comfort and strength to all.

~ Brenda Sims, Yorktown, Virginia

August 26, 2016  


August 26, 2016


August 26, 2016


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Judy's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid thencircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
Oer moor and fen, oer crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 12/20/04

  Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at - 01/01/04

"Softly and Tenderly" lyrics courtesy of - 08/22/12

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

 Line 69 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/14/10

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