Ann Lynn Thompson Combs

Published 2:00 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

Mrs. Ann Lynn Thompson Combs, 83, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1933 to Anice Wimbish and Harbin Guy Thompson in Winston- Salem. She graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in the class of 1951. Following graduation she attended the University of Georgia, joining the Alpha Delta Pi Society. She also joined the first women’s Air Force ROTC in 1951 at UGA. She played violin in the NC All State Symphony Orchestra as well as the All Southern Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leroy Anderson. She was instrumental in the start up of WKZL radio station in Winston-Salem where she worked as an account sales executive. She was active in organizing pro am golf tournaments and fund raising involving Hospice and Brenner’s Children’s Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fielding Combs Jr.

Surviving: her daughters, Deborah Henning Owens (Cpt. George Owen) and Dana Franklin (Doug Dixon); grandchildren, Drake, Tyler, Ashton, and Aubrey Franklin, Lindsey Owings, and Carrie Hampton; as well as great-grandchildren, Caitlynn, Jaden, and Chance.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 4 at Christ Church, Queen St., Winston-Salem, with the Rev. James R.  Reed officiating.

Memorials: Davie Humane Society, 291 Eaton Rd., Mocksville.