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Josirah "Joe" Combest, 76, of Butlerville, died at 11:37 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Combest of Butlerville; sons, Larry Joe (Donna) Combest, and Roy Elbert (Gennie) Combest, both of North Vernon, Jeffrey Wayne Combest of Westport, and Steven Lawrence (Shane) Combest of Vernon, and Gerald Brooks of Butlerville; daughters, Sue Ellen (Pat) Piccione of Indianapolis, Katherine Lynn (Norman Weighton) Bowen of Spring Hill, Fla., Linda Darlene (David) Dickinson and Bonnie Lou (Kelly Short) Waltz, both of North Vernon, Paula Marie Lashley of Butlerville, and Kimberly Faye (Stanley Bowman) McIntosh of Little York; brothers, Wesley Jack Combest, Samual Lawrence Combest and Eugene Combest, all of North Vernon; a sister, Virginia Smallwood of Louisville, Ky.; 27 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Ann Brooks.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the Rev. Ricky Persons officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.