ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – If there is one shimmering bit of hope in the devastating tragedy that is the death of 9-year-old Bryce Combs, it is that his family will get some closure as he is laid to rest.
Twelve days after being swept away by flood waters in Triplett Creek, and five days after his body was located two miles downstream, the 9-year-old from Rowan County will be laid to rest this afternoon.
Family, friends and Morehead community members have gathered at Northcutt and Son Funeral Home to pay their respects and to offer their support to Bryce’s survivors. That includes the man who found Bryce last Sunday.
“Terrifying tragedy for me to find his body. The good Lord is the one who sent me to do it. I was at work and he came to me and guided me all the way to find Bryce. I just wanted to give the mother some closure. It’s hard but it’s over for her. That’s all I can say,” Albert Kidd told LEX 18.
Following the service here, a private burial will be held at Brown Cemetery nearby.
A scholarship fund has been established in Bryce’s name.
You can donate to it by contacting the Citizens Bank of Morehead at (606) 780-0000. All proceeds from the fund will be divided into a scholarship fund in Bryce’s name and to Bryce’s family.
The fund and the distribution of the money will be monitored by Pastor Jeff Fannin and members of the Clearfield Elementary PTC, according to a Facebook post by Morehead City Hall.