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Helen Combs Clark

Big Stone Gap, Va.-Helen Combs Clark, 74, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap.

      She lived her entire in the Big Stone Gap/Appalachia area, worked in the billing and insurance office of the Big Stone Gap Clinic and also, Diagnostic Imaging.  Helen attended Oak Grove Baptist Church, loved collecting cookbooks and recipes, and was a lover of pets, having raised Boston Terriers.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Combs and Charlotte (Lipps) Miller.

     Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Larry Clark; daughter, Melissa Bledsoe of Big Stone Gap; grandson, Daniel Seth Bledsoe; brother, Alan Combs (Janice) of Jonesborough, Tn.; and uncle, Gale Combs (Charlotte) of Big Stone Gap.

     The family will receive friends from 5pm to 7pm Friday, January 10, 2020, at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave., W. in Big Stone Gap.  A funeral service will follow at 7pm with the Rev. Bud Kilbourne officiating.

     A graveside service will be held at 11am Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.  The family and friends will meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. on Saturday.

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     Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Clark family.

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