Mrs. Rose Gearin Combee, 68, of Dalton, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at her residence.
She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Charlotte Reinsberg Gearin, and was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Tiffany Anne Combee; grandson, Paul Wesley Nipper; brother, Larry Joseph Gearin; and sister, Muriel Browne.
Rose was a member of Varnell United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for 37 years. She was the clerk of the court for the city of Varnell for 17 years and was a Cub Scout, Brownie and Girl Scout leader. Rose was a member of the Varnell Community Club where she served as president and secretary. She was the 2007 United Way volunteer of the year, a member of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, a volunteer at Varnell Elementary School and a volunteer at many community functions.
Rose is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Ben Lamar Combee of the residence; son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Annelies Combee of Austin, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and William Matthew Nipper of Copenhagen, Denmark; sisters, Kathleen Gearin, Charleen Phillips, Maureen Albright and Patricia Gearin, all of Minnesota; brother, Terrance Gearin of Minnesota; grandchildren, Elias Joseph Combee, William Jakob Nipper and Nolan Phillip Nipper; many loving nieces and nephews; special friends, Ken and Margaret Ogle of Dalton.
The family received friends at Varnell United Methodist Church on Thursday and a graveside service followed in Varnell Cemetery with the Rev. Steven Streett officiating.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Varnell United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 307, Varnell, GA 30756.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.
Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton, had charge of arrangements.
Published on March 30, 2017