Obituaries for Friday, May 4, 2012


William 'Bill' White Combow VI

Services for Mr. Combow will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Green Valley Baptist Church in Lebanon Va. with Pastor Rick Blevins officiating. Interment will be in Russell Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. Casey-Shortt VFW Post No. 9640 will conduct Military Graveside Rites. Local visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon, Tenn. The body will then be moved to Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Va. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the funeral home and noon until the service on Monday at the church.

Mr. Combow, 87, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Hartsville Convalescent Home. He was a long-time resident of Belfast, Va. He was a retired Engineer, World War II Veteran and POW. He was awarded the Purple Heart and several other distinguished citations. He was a long-time active member of the VFW in Lebanon, Va. and Board member for the American Ex-POWs’. He was also an active member in the VA Administration and an active speaker for the veterans in Congress. He retired at his childhood home of Belfast, Va. in 1980. He dedicated his retirement years to community service such as planning and building the new Lebanon High School and the Lebanon Public Library, both in Lebanon, Va.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Combow; mother, Claire Graham White Combow; brother, A.G. Combow, all from the Belfast community; and sister, Alma Geraldine (Marvin) Tabor of Bristol, Va. and the childrens’ mother.

Survivors include: children, Patricia (Larry) McReynolds of Bluefield, W.V., Beverly (Russell) Ansley of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Debbie (John) Woodroof of Lebanon, William White (Norma) Combow VII of White House, Edward Combow of Nashville, Joseph (Cheri) Combow of High Point, N.C. and Shawn Combow of Roanoke Va.; grandchildren, Chris McReynolds, Stephanie (Chris) Harman, Levi (Amber) Woodroof, Emiley (Brian) Friel, Matthew (Nicole) Tate and Paulina, Portia, Colton and Cameron Combow; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Colton Combow, Levi Woodroof, Don McLaughflin, Bobby Damron, Eddie Conrad, Wayne 'K' Miller and Billy Reese. Honorary Pallbearers will be Azilee Carter, Buford Mitchell, Jo Cleek, and the staff at Hartsville Convalescent Home in Hartsville.

Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Scott Winans

Funeral services for Mr. Winans will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane in Mt. Juliet with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet and 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Mr. Winans, 52, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, a professional photographer, a former volunteer firefighter and EMT.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Addison Scott and Margaret Dunn Winans; wife, Debrah Winans; and mother-in-law, Franda Jean Roberts.

Survivors include: sons, Scott Earl Winans and Matthew Taylor Winans; brothers, Lee (Melissa) Winans and Justin (Teresa) Winans; sister, Lynn Winans; father-in-law, Lon Earl Roberts; brother-in-law, Stacey (Kae) Roberts; and several nieces and nephews.

Active Pallbearers will be Scotty Winans, Matthew Winans, Lee Winans, Al Westbrook, David Cross and Danny Ray.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Winans Memorial Fund at or any branch of Wilson Bank and Trust.


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