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Louise (Smiley) Combs

October 3, 1926 ~ January 24, 2018 (age 91)

Louise Combs, 91, of Highlands passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Fidelia Eckerd Living Center.

Louise was born to Horace McKinley and Marietta (Davis) Smiley on October 3, 1926 in Andrews, NC. She was a native of Andrews, NC, but had made Highlands her home for the past 36 years. She retired as a lab technician at Highlands Cashiers Hospital and was a member of the Episcopal Church in Highlands. She was preceded in death by her husband, B. A. “Smiley” Combs; her parents; two brothers, Jack Smiley and Ralph Smiley; a sister, Nell Smiley Firner and a godchild, Eli West.

Surviving is one daughter, Anne Louise Gradis (David) of Greenville, NC; two granddaughters, Melanie Gradis Hamilton (John) of Indiana and Melissa Gradis (John) of Maryland; one godchild, Towanna Roberts (Mike) of Andrews, NC and her best friend of 36 years, who was like a sister, Pearle Lambert of Highlands and eight great‑grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Combs family.

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