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Verda Grace Vallier Jones Combs, June 24, 1925~December 6, 2015

Combs, Verda copyVerda Grace Vallier Jones Combs passed away peacefully in her sleep in her own beloved home on Stanley Mountain in Combs, Arkansas on December 6, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and her beloved dog, Ginger, at the ripe old age of 90 1/2.  She was a devout Christian and lived and witnessed her faith every minute of her day.

She was born on June 24, 1925 in Richmond, Kansas to Bryan and Fern Vallier.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia Grayce and Ken Jones; her step-daughter, Peggy Dooley;  her grandchildren, Sean, Elizabeth, Jonathan;  great-grandkids, Aidan, Dylan, Hazel and Harrison; her sister, Norma Schmitt; sister-in law, Mary Lou Vallier; and adoring nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Oren K. Jones and Bert M. Combs; her brother, Stanley Vallier; and sister, Nina Mae Vallier. Her friends were like family, and too many to count, but she cherished them with her whole heart and encouraged each and every one of them to follow the sweet life of Jesus.

Our special thanks goes to her “Crocky”, Crockett Boyd and family, and Bill Corbin, for the loving care and devotion that enabled her to stay in her home until her end days and live the independent life she both desired and, yes, even demanded! When one of her children might try for a different outcome, she was often heard to say “I am 90 years old and I can eat what I want, say what I want, go where I want, and do what I want.” OK, mom….:)

She raised her family as an RN for 47 years with “grace” and hard work, and ministered to anyone far and wide who needed it.  She especially loved encouraging and teaching young children in Bible School, Verda Grace, Our gift from God. She was our encourager, our confidant, our anchor, the light that shined before us.

Truly one of a kind, her “Indomitable Spirit” will live on forever in our hearts.

Her Memorial “Celebration of Life” service will be held on December 19, 2015 at 11 A.M. at the Combs Baptist Church in Combs, AR.

A potluck dinner will be held after the service for all.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Combs Baptist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    Darrin and Dana Williams » 11. Dec, 2015

    Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same….We will miss you Verda! Love, Darrin

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    Name » 12. Dec, 2015

    So true, Darrin. Thank you for always being there for our mom!
    She relied on you!!!

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    Jim and Marilyn Wilson » 11. Dec, 2015

    Dear Cindy – even though we’ve never meant your Mom, we can see the results of a life lived for Christ in you, Cindy a loving and compassionate women, like your Mom. We’re so sorry for the loss of your Mom.

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    Name » 20. Jan, 2016

    thank you Jim and Marilyn. I miss our small group I look forward to coming back home to celebrate mom’s life with you as she flies with the Angels and gets to be with our precious Jesus.

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    Linda Holliday » 12. Dec, 2015

    As a friend of Cindy’s since the mid 1970′s, I’ve enjoyed the brief times I was able to share with dear Verda. My thoughts are with her family and friends during this challenging time.
    Love to all, Linda Holliday

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    Name » 20. Jan, 2016

    thank you my friend. She asked about you often! She remembered you with much fun this when we reminisced.

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    Gloria Jones » 13. Dec, 2015

    Verda, you were a mother to me and one of a kind. My heart will be broken till we meet again. Rest well and I was blessed to have you in my life.

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    Name » 20. Jan, 2016

    Gloria, you know how she felt about you! She was so appreciative of you, and so happy to have those beautiful grandchildren that you created!… With a little bit of help from my brother

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    Randi Francis » 13. Dec, 2015

    My sympathies to you in your time of loss. May you be comforted in knowing she is at peace with God.

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    Name » 20. Jan, 2016

    Thank you, my dear friend Randi! I know the loss of your mother hit you very hard and you understand that there’s no other pain like the loss of your mom. But she is in a better place, this I know

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    Heather Shue » 14. Dec, 2015

    I never got to meet Miss Verda but I talked to her on the phone several times whenever I was working at the combs post office. I did however have the privilege of meeting her crockett.

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    Name » 20. Jan, 2016

    thank you Heather. She cherished each conversation she had with you, I’m sure.

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    Judy Blevins » 14. Dec, 2015

    I have known Verda for many years, she moved to Combs when she married Bert and through her brought Bert to our church, she has had such a positive impact to all that know her and we will truly miss her. My children were small and Verda still recalls teaching my oldest daughter in her Sunday school class. Our hearts break with you and for you for the loss of such a special person. We will miss her but so happy to know she is well and happy in Heaven! She will be that special angel watching over us.

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    Name » 20. Jan, 2016

    thank you Judy. She talk to you and your children often. She loved you very much.

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    Tony and Randi (Watkins) Lawhorn » 17. Dec, 2015

    I have known Verda for years since my grandfather Raymond worked on her farm. She was a very special person who did so much for me and my family growing up. She will truly be missed.

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    Name » 20. Jan, 2016

    Q Randy. Yes she knew you since you were a baby didn’t she. She was very fond of you and was very proud of you.!

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    Michele Hawk » 08. Feb, 2016

    We will all miss “Aunt” Verda very much, she was a kind and fun person and was a help to me time and time again.