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Charles Noble, Jr., 89 Of Farmville Dies August 7

AUGUST 11 – Charles Irving Noble Jr., 89, of Farmville, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 7, 2009. He was born in Amelia County on December 21, 1919 to Charles Irving Sr. and Mary Vaughan Noble.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dollie Ranson Noble; a daughter, Sandra and husband, Wilbur Asal; a son, Chuck and wife, Donna; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Vaughan Noble of Richmond. He was preceded in death by a brother, Povall Noble, and three sisters, Eleanor Jackson, Virginia Vaughan, and Elva Mae Freeman.

After serving in the Army from 1944-1946, he returned home and became owner/operator of the Corner Service Station in Rice. He went on to work at the Weyanoke Hotel and then on to the First National Bank of Farmville in 1955. He served in various capacities at the bank before retiring as a vice president in 1984.

Mr. Noble was a loyal and faithful member of the Farmville United Methodist Church and enjoyed many years as a volunteer at Southside Community Hospital. A devoted husband, father and friend to many, Charles (Charlie or Skeeter) never forgot his Amelia County farming roots as was evident in his love of gardening and getting out in the country and fresh air to enjoy hunting, fishing and golfing. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.

A graveside service and interment were held at the Bethel United Methodist Church on Monday, August 10.

Donations may be made to one of the following: Farmville UMC Building Fund, PO Box 64, Farmville, VA 23901; Bethel UMC Cemetery Association, c/o Ray Pembleton, 7691 Pembleton Drive, Amelia, VA 23002; or Dr. Donkor's medical center to serve families of Ghana, Africa. Checks for the medical center can be made to “ANMMCI” and can be mailed to ANMMCI, PO Box 353, Farmville, VA 23901.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.

www.puckettfh.com