Jo Ellen (Maxson) Combs Brooks, 82, of Sumter, widow of Richard T. Combs and Linsay Brooks, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Palmetto Health-Tuomey.
Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Maxson and the late Esther Robinson Maxson. Mrs. Brooks was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include one son, Richard Dale Combs (Meng) of San Diego, Calif.; three daughters, Nancy Beben (Leslie), Tammy Stone (Charles), and Kimberly Combs all of Sumter; ten grandchildren, Jeremy Beben (Brenda), Thomas Beben (Monica), Aaron Beben, Matthew Beben, Jade Frilles (Chris), Jasmine Combs, Richard J. Combs, Bryant Stone, Nate Stone (Beth), and Elizabeth Stone; seven great-grandchildren, Hannah, Austin, Grace, Jaden, Kenji, Huntley and Alex; one aunt, Edna Weisenmiller of Keyser, W.Va.; a sister-in-law, Jane Maxson of Rigeley, W.Va.; a number of special nieces and nephews; and other special family and grandchildren in Savannah, Ga.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Paul Goff officiating.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, 5808 Brookland Drive, Sumter.
Memorials may be made to the Tuomey Foundation, 102 N Main St, Sumter, SC 29150, or the ETV Endowment of South Carolina, 401 E. Kennedy St, Suite B-1, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 2, 2017