Kelly Ruth (Combs) Walker

June 19, 1929January 1, 2019

Kelly Ruth Combs Walker, age 89, died January 1, 2019. Kelly was born June 19, 1929, the daughter of Gladys Cox Combs and Colonel Mack Combs.

Kelly was married to J. Knox Walker, and Kelly and Knox were married for 39 years before he died in 1986.

Surviving Kelly is her beloved family: daughter Kelly Kimberly Walker Bryan and son-in-law Charles “Whit” Clanton, of Raleigh, NC; her grandson Robert S. “Bo” Bryan, of Portland, Oregon; her granddaughter, Stuart Walker Bryan, of Brooklyn, New York.

Also surviving is her brother Johnny Combs, of Fayetteville, NC. Kelly’s brother, Newbern Combs, preceded her in death.

Kelly was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church, the McFarlane Sunday School Class, Lloyd’s Joyful Sounds, and the Young at Heart Club, all of which brought her much joy.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Christ United Methodist Church in High Point with Keith Sexton and Jeff Martin officiating, along with family member, Frank Sandy. Visitation will follow the service at the church. A private graveside service will precede the Memorial Service with Frank Sandy officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or to Hospice Home of High Point.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Walker family.


  • Colonel Mack Combs, Father
  • Gladys Combs, Mother
  • Newbern Combs, Brother
  • J. Knox Walker, Husband
  • Kelly Kimberly Bryan, Daughter
  • Charles "Whit" Clanton, Son-in-law
  • Robert S. "Bo" Bryan, Grandson
  • Stuart Walker Bryan, Granddaughter
  • Johnny Combs, Brother

  • Christ United Methodist Church
  • Hospice of the Piedmont


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2019

Kelly Ruth (Combs) Walker

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Doris Matkins

January 4, 2019

We never had the pleasure to meet Kelly, according to my brother Donnie, she was a very special person. We are so sorry for her passing, but know she is no longer in pain. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories serve you well.
Gladys M Hill, Doris H Matkins, Wanda H Fagge, Kenneth Hill
(Donnie Hill's Family)