Maud Wilson Mashburn McCombs
  • 95 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 9, 1917
  • Date of passing: Nov 21, 2012
Let the memory of Maud be with us forever

Maud Wilson Mashburn McCombs died on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at the home of her daughter.

A memorial service will be held at eleven o’clock on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Creedmoor United Methodist Church, 214 Park Ave., Creedmoor, NC, following a private burial.  Family will receive friends following the memorial service, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, at the church. 

Maud McCombs was born April 9, 1917, in Johnston County, N.C., to Jasper Mashburn and Ethel Morgan Mashburn. After graduating from Meadow High School, she graduated from Rex Hospital School of Nursing in Raleigh and worked at Rex Hospital and in private duty for many years.  She returned to school and graduated as a nurse anesthetist from Duke University in 1960.  She spent nearly three decades in nursing in Raleigh.  She completed her professional career as a nurse anesthetist at John Umpstead Hospital and the Murdock Center in Butner, NC.  

Mrs McCombs was very active at Creedmoor United Methodist Church devoting her time and love to the ministries of the church and the United Methodist Women.  She was also active in the Women’s Auxiliary of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association.  Mrs. McCombs and her husband Mac McCombs were instrumental in the establishment of the Creedmoor Rescue Squad as well as other community projects.

She is survived by three children, son William F. McCombs of Raleigh, daughter Dolly M. Mercer and husband Joe Mercer of Raleigh; daughter Angela M. Vandett and husband Ric Vandett of Hickory.  Grandchildren are Rob Wiggins of Raleigh, Cory Wiggins of Creedmoor, and Matthew Vandett of Hickory.  She also leaves two great-grandchildren, Myla and Moxie Wiggins of Raleigh; a sister, Edna Wade of Cullman, Ala.; and a brother, Wayne Mashburn and wife Mary of Colorado Springs, Colo.  She is survived by 5 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Hugh Mashburn and James T Mashburn, loving husband, L.M. “Mac” McCombs, and a son, Loy S. McCombs.  

The family would like to extend special thanks to her loving caregivers Mary, Bisi, Linda, Katie, Tonya, Debbie, Odiniah, and Michelle.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Creedmoor United Methodist Church, 214 Park Avenue, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Neva Dew on 4th December 2012

"Deepest sympathies to you all on the loss of your mother.  She was always so kind and gracious to me whenever I happened to be at your house.  I remember all the fun times our cheering squad had at your home, with your kind parents letting us invade their space!  You are in my prayers.  Neva (Daniel) Dew"

This tribute was added by carol mims on 26th November 2012

"I was saddened to learn of Maudie's passing. She was filled with love for you all as you were for her. Please know you are in my thoughts an prayers."


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