Obituaries for Thursday, October 29, 2009

Published 5:00 am Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nan Francis

Services for Nan Francis, of Westerville, Ohio, are 10:30 a.m.Friday, Oct. 30, at Frank E. Hill Funeral Home in Westerville withburial in Blendon Central Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. atthe funeral home.

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Mrs. Francis, 72, died Oct. 26, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn in Brookhaven on Oct. 12, 1937, to Standley and Cuell FloydDay.

She was a member of the Church of the Messiah, U.M. and TriangleChapter No. 592 O.E.S.

Survivors are her husband of 51 years, Carlton “Gene”; her sons,Carlton Jr. and Michael; a sister, Sue McDonald; and agrandson.

Beth Greer

Services for Beth Greer, of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m. Friday,Oct. 30, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome on Natchez Drive and Friday from 1 until 2 p.m. at thechurch.

Mrs. Greer, 81, died Oct. 28, 2009, at Country Brook LivingCenter in Brookhaven. She was born in Ruth on Sept. 16, 1928, toWillard Greer and Zelda Rutland Greer.

She served numerous churches in Alabama, Mississippi andLouisiana along with her husband, the late Rev. N.F. Greer. Mrs.Greer was a former kindergarten teacher as well. She was also amember of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband of 57years, the Rev. N.F. Greer.

Survivors are a son, Mark Greer, of Spanish Fort, Ala.; adaughter, Kim Greer, of Bogue Chitto; her sisters, Jan Godbold andPat Ebey, both of Bogue Chitto; her two grandchildren, GraysonMontgomery Greer and Garett Thomas Greer; and numerous nieces andnephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant HillBaptist Church Building Fund.

Maxwell Davis Noble

Services for Maxwell Davis Noble, of Wesson, are 11 a.m. Friday,Oct. 30, at Union Church Presbyterian Church in Union Church withburial in Fayette Cemetery in Fayette. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Noble, 87, died Oct. 24, 2009, at Hospice Ministries. He wasborn on Jan. 6, 1922, to Sophie Witney Bland and Felix RandolphNoble.

He was retired from Armstrong Tire and Rubber Co. in Natchezafter 32 years of service. He was a member of Union ChurchPresbyterian Church. Mr. Noble was a World War II veteran havingserved in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 until 1945; and he earnedtwo campaign ribbons with two bronze stars. He was filled withrestless energy and enjoyed fishing, gardening and caring for hisyard.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 50 years,Mary Ruth Noble; a daughter, Nancy Noble Flowers; a brother, FelixRandolph Noble III; and a sister, Dorothy Bland Noble Malik.

Survivors include his sons, Maxwell Davis Noble Jr. and wife,Sharon, of Sugarland, Texas, and Felix “Ronnie” Randolph Noble IVand wife, Martha, of McCall Creek; his daughter, Mary Davis Byrdand husband, Bruce, of Wesson; his brother, Lucian Bland Noble, ofFayette; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and onegreat-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made toFayette Cemetery or Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

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