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9/21/2020 6:33:00 PM
Betty Jean Abernathy McCombs
August 8, 1927 - September 19, 2020

NEWTON, N.C. - Betty Jean Abernathy McCombs, 93, of Newton passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

She was born August 8, 1927 in Catawba County to the late John Shelly Abernathy and Okla Beal Lee Abernathy. Betty was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover. She enjoyed socializing with her friends at McDonalds in Conover and at Claremont Café. Betty also enjoyed listening to the music of George Jones.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Joe” B. McCombs; son, Jeffrey David McCombs and sister, Jane Shook.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son Joel McCombs and wife Mary of Newton; daughters Meeta Williams and husband Gerald of Maiden, Libby Deal and husband Kenny of Claremont, Lela Macijewski and companion Eddie Lail of Maiden; sister Emma Hawn of Maiden; grandchildren Teresa Parker, David Williams, Melissa Johnson, John Deal, Joshua Macijewski and Whitney Macijewski; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service in Newton. Rev. Dennis Marshall will officiate. Burial will follow at St. James Lutheran Church in Newton. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to Humane Society of Catawba County, PO Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603.

Condolences may be sent to the McCombs family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the McCombs family.

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