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Jessi Combs, TV Host and Racecar Driver, Dies in Attempt at Land Speed Record

2019-08-28T21:08:37+0000

Ms. Combs died while operating a powerful jet-shaped car as she sought to claim a world record.


Paid Notice: Deaths COMBS, MASON

2001-07-18T05:00:00+0000

COMBS-Mason. The Officers and members of the Society of Illustrators deeply mourn the passing of beloved member Mason Combs. He will be missed by all who knew him.


Retired O.S.S. Man Combs Slovenian Alps for Allied War Dead

1997-07-10T05:00:00+0000

Robert Plan, retired American intelligence agent, combs Slovenian Alps to learn fate of British and American soldiers assigned with him to help Yugoslavian Partisans fight Germans toward end of World War II; has found mass grave of his commander and 16 Partisans, killed after they were captured by Germans; Partisans, supplied by Allies, began obstructing Allies and stockpiling arms for struggle to control postwar Yugoslavia and may have killed some of missing soldiers (M)


Clarence Combs, 81, Dies; Veterinarian Was Polo Star

1996-06-20T05:00:00+0000

Dr. Clarence (Buddy) Combs, the galloping New Jersey veterinarian who rode his way into the United States Polo Hall of Fame, died last Sunday at his home in Colt's Neck, N.J. He was 81. He wife, Dr. Margaret Combs, said the cause was complications from a series of strokes over the last decade.


Bert T. Combs, 80, Dies in Flood; Was Kentucky Governor in 60's

1991-12-05T05:00:00+0000

Former Gov. Bert T. Combs of Kentucky, a Democrat who championed fiscal reforms and civil rights in his four-year tenure as the state's chief executive three decades ago, was found dead in a river in east-central Kentucky yesterday after his car was swept away by floodwaters. He was 80 years old. The police said Mr. Combs's body was found in the Red River at Rosslyn, Ky., just downstream from his car, hours after he had been reported missing. They said he had apparently driven the car onto a ...


Leslie Combs, Horse Owner, Is Dead at 88

1990-04-10T05:00:00+0000

LEAD: Leslie Combs 2d, the founder of Spendthrift Farm and a leading owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses, died of cancer Saturday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. He was 88 years old.


Jessi Combs, TV Host and Racecar Driver, Dies in Attempt at Land Speed Record

2019-08-28T21:08:37+0000

Ms. Combs died while operating a powerful jet-shaped car as she sought to claim a world record.


Paid Notice: Deaths COMBS, MASON

2001-07-18T05:00:00+0000

COMBS-Mason. The Officers and members of the Society of Illustrators deeply mourn the passing of beloved member Mason Combs. He will be missed by all who knew him.


Retired O.S.S. Man Combs Slovenian Alps for Allied War Dead

1997-07-10T05:00:00+0000

Robert Plan, retired American intelligence agent, combs Slovenian Alps to learn fate of British and American soldiers assigned with him to help Yugoslavian Partisans fight Germans toward end of World War II; has found mass grave of his commander and 16 Partisans, killed after they were captured by Germans; Partisans, supplied by Allies, began obstructing Allies and stockpiling arms for struggle to control postwar Yugoslavia and may have killed some of missing soldiers (M)


Clarence Combs, 81, Dies; Veterinarian Was Polo Star

1996-06-20T05:00:00+0000

Dr. Clarence (Buddy) Combs, the galloping New Jersey veterinarian who rode his way into the United States Polo Hall of Fame, died last Sunday at his home in Colt's Neck, N.J. He was 81. He wife, Dr. Margaret Combs, said the cause was complications from a series of strokes over the last decade.



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