Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Betty Ruth McCombs


11/12/1937 - 06/10/2019


Betty Ruth McCombs, age 81 of Murphy passed away Monday June 10, 2019 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Betty was a lifetime resident of Cherokee County and the daughter of the late Luther and Edith Fair Allen. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a step-mother, Annie Mae Allen; her husbands, Neil Colbert and Furman McCombs; son, Nicholos Colbert; brothers, Chester, Walter, Edward and Frank Allen, Steve Owens and sister, Evelyn Colbert.

She is survived by her sons, Gregory and Pernell Colbert; daughters, Edith Lloyd of Murphy, Betty Torrence and husband Victor of Charlotte and Charlene Davis and husband Patrick of Murphy; brothers, Johnny Allen and wife Shirley of Andrews, Charles Allen and wife Barbara of Las Vegas, Oscar Allen of Murphy, Preston Allen and wife Missy of Murphy and Martin Allen of Murphy; sisters, Margaret Moore of California, Judy Colbert and husband Jeff, Selma Jackson, Ruby Allen, Yvonne Allen, Zulia Allen and Mattie Ann Brown and husband Ervin all of Murphy; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Murphy. Rev. John Paul Webb and Rev. Louis Grant will officiate. Pallbearers will be Kagney Colbert Carr, Jonathan (Vin) Allen, Robert Earl McCollough, Jack Jackson, Keenan Colbert, Scott Allen and Kevin Allen.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 pm, Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.


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