JO ELLEN M. BROOKS

Posted 12/3/17

Jo Ellen Maxson Combs Brooks, 82, widow of Richard T. Combs and Linsay Brooks, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born in Cumberland, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Maxson and Esther Robinson Maxson. She …

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JO ELLEN M. BROOKS

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Jo Ellen Maxson Combs Brooks, 82, widow of Richard T. Combs and Linsay Brooks, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born in Cumberland, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Maxson and Esther Robinson Maxson. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include one son, Richard Dale Combs (Meng), of San Diego, California; three daughters, Nancy Beben (Leslie), Tammy Stone (Charles), and Kimberly Combs, all of Sumter; 10 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, West Virginia; a sister-in-law, Jane Maxson, of Rigeley, West Virginia; a number of special nieces and nephews; and other special family and grandchildren in Savannah, Georgia.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Goff officiating.

The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, 5808 Brookland Drive.

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.