The Covington News - - Sunday, march 4, 2012 local -

Grant funds will en­hance qual­ity pro­grams in the fields of nu­tri­tion, ed­u­ca­tion and health and well­ness.

Funds will go to­ward pur­chas­ing ma­te­ri­als such as cal­cu­la­tors, timers and other preGED ma­te­ri­als. The NCSS plans to use the funds to re­search its phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum and stan­dards for schools in New­ton County. Lil­lian Ford Hol­combe Wheeler Fu­neral Home

Mrs. Lil­lian Ford Hol­combe, 80, of Cov­ing­ton, wife of Clif­ford N. Hol­combe, died Jan. 17 at Abbey Hospice, So­cial Cir­cle. The body was cre­mated, no ser­vices were held, and the de­lay in public no­tice was at her re­quest. Mrs. Hol­combe was born in Sara­sota, Fla., in 1931.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents Clarence and Florence Ford and broth­ers Allen and Ken­neth Ford. In her younger years Mrs. Hol­combe en­joyed cheer­lead­ing, the beach, roller skat­ing, go­ing to col­lege, teach­ing Sun­day school, play­ing the pi­ano and singing as a soloist in church. As an adult, she mar­ried a ca­reer sailor.

She also en­joyed danc­ing, boat­ing, bowl­ing, go­ing to par­ties and en­joyed a cool one or two. She was a won­der­ful wife, mother and grand­mother. Mrs. Hol­combe worked as a sec­re­tary for the GA DOT, at­tor­neys, Lays Potato Chip Com­pany as well as other com­pa­nies. She served as a pro­gram as­sis­tant for the USDA in New­ton and Rock­dale coun­ties. She re­tired in 1986 on med­i­cal dis­abil­ity. In re­tire­ment she en­joyed her fam­ily, friends, Navy re­unions, camp­ing for sev­eral months at a time in mil­i­tary RV parks as well as caring for her el­derly wid­owed mother.

Health prob­lems in­creased dur­ing her last five years caus­ing her to be home bound for her last two years. Her mind was clear un­til her death. She could see down the road, han­dling all these things with dig­nity while en­dur­ing great pain from fre­quent falls. She was a real trooper to the end and died with a smile on her face.

Sur­viv­ing are her lov­ing hus­band of 57 years Clif­ford Hol­combe of Cov­ing­ton; son and daugh­ter- in- law David and Angie Hol­combe; grand­daugh­ter Danielle Hol­combe; grand­son Ryan Hol­combe; nu­mer­ous other fam­ily and friends.

Those de­sir­ing to honor her mem­ory are en­cour­aged to make do­na­tions in her name to Abbey Hospice, 215 Aza­lea Court, So­cial Cir­cle, GA 30025.

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