Tinley Hood Combs


Tinley Hood Combs died peacefully at home on July 24, 2013 and went home to be with her Lord and Savior.

Tinley was born Jan. 1, 1954, in Toccoa, Ga., and was the third of four daughters born to John H. Hood and Louise Terry Hood.

Tinley was a graduate of Bob Jones University, and obtained an additional degree from Evangelical Institute of Greenville, S.C. She received a BA in nursing from Georgia Baptist School of Nursing, and worked as a registered nurse in Atlanta.

After losing her eyesight, she entered massage therapy school, became a licensed massage therapist and moved to Daphne after she met her husband, Greg. She worked as a licensed massage therapist with Family Chiropractic and Health Clinic in Daphne for many years.

Tinley is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 25 years, Gregory S. Combs; sisters, Terry (Paul) Griffith of Lawrenceville, Ga., Tamara Dean of Fairhope and Tina (Lonnie) Scarborough of Savannah, Ga.; beloved friend and soul mate, Susan M. Combs, who gave Tinley the gift of life by donating one of her kidneys for transplant on Jan. 26, 1994; and numerous nieces and nephews she adored.

Tinley will be remembered for her loud, contagious laughter, her sweet smile, and love for the Lord and all people. She dedicated her life to the Lord from an early age, and spent her life serving others and manifesting the love of God to all she came in contact with.

We are grateful to the special people outside the family who loved and cared for Tinley: Dr. Douglas Amare, premier nephrologist — his expertise and humor gave Tinley the best possible care available and make each visit a joy; Carla, his nurse, who became a treasured friend; all the nurses and staff at Fresenius Dialysis Clinic, Fairhope; Covenant Hospice: Melanie Lomax, Geniruth, Susan and our wonderful, gracious nurse Kelly, whose loving, gentle presence made such a difference in our lives and in Tinley’s final days. Also, we are deeply grateful to our loving church family and friends, who constantly showered Tinley with love.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from Grace Fellowship Church on Highway 33, Fairhope. Private graveside services will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Fellowship Church, 19993 County Road 33, Fairhope, AL 36532, or Covenant Hospice, 1040 Stanton Road, Suite D, Daphne, AL.

Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home, Daphne.