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Joyce Hammons Combs

March 20, 1954 — February 14, 2017

Joyce Hammons Combs, 62, of Cleveland TN passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was a member of Zion Baptist Church.  She graduated from ETSU with a degree in social work and worked with abused children during her career.  She retired as the Administrator of a Residential Treatment Center for juveniles located in Pennsylvania.  Joyce was an avid photographer who enjoyed wildlife and the outdoors.  She was a gourmet cook and enjoyed entertaining others. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Judge Frank D. Hammons, Sr. and most recently her mother, Zelda Hammons; brother, Frank D. Hammons, Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, David Combs; sister, Joan Hammons of Benton, TN; sister-in-law, Rita Hammons of Benton, TN; niece, Jennifer Ledford and her husband Tim and their daughter, Zady; nephew, Troy Hammons and his children, Elise and Jackson.  She loved her nephew, niece and their children like they were her own. 

Joyce was a very special person who often said she wanted to be remembered with smiles and laughter.      

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton, TN with the Reverend Mike Hazlewood officiating.  Interment will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Comers Creek Cemetery located in the beautiful mountains of Virginia near Troutdale, VA. 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the funeral home prior to the service.

Her family expresses a special thanks to the Memorial Hospital Oncology and Hospice of Chattanooga staff for their professionalism and kindness during her illness. 

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Combs family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joyce Hammons Combs, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 16, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Starts at 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Comers Creek Cemetery

, Troutdale, VA 24378

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