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.