Obituaries for May 7, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 7, 2001

Monday, May 07, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

Obituaries published in the May 7, 2001, edition of The

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Services today

Johnnie Stone Jr., 11 a.m., The Church of Jesus Christ – God’s


Betty T. Crews, 10 a.m., Canton City Cemetery, Canton.

Cary L. Noble, 3 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church.

Betty T. Crews

CANTON – Services for Betty Tevis Crews, 75, of Jackson, who

died Saturday, May 5, 2001, will be at 10 a.m. today at Canton

City Cemetery in Canton.

Burial will be in the Canton City Cemetery under the direction

of Nowell Flippin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crews was a native of Chesapeake, Va. and a resident of

the Jackson metropolitan area for 47 years.

She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Jackson

and a retired clerk of the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Crews was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Crews.

Survivors include her son, Bill Crews of Natchez, and one sister,

Virginia Daughtery of Chesapeake.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer

Society, 1380 Livingston Road, Jackson, Miss. 39206.

Cary L. Noble

May 3, 1923 – May 5, 2001

Services for Cary Louie Noble, 78, of Natchez, who died Saturday,

May 5, 2001, at his residence, will be at 3 p.m. today at Trinity

Episcopal Church in Natchez with the Revs. Zabron A. Davis III

and Sam Tomlinson and Dr. J. Phillips Noble officiating.

Burial will be in Natchez City Cemetery under the direction

of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. today at Trinity

Episcopal Church.

Noble was born May 3, 1923, in Learned, the son of William

Alexander Noble Sr. and Ida Pecquet Phillips Noble.

He spent his entire life in Natchez with his aunt, Nettie Phillips

Fitzpatrick, who preceded him in death in 1971. He was a graduate

of Natchez public schools and attended the University of the South

in Sewanee, Tenn., and the University of Mississippi.

Noble served in World War II with the U.S. First Infantry Division

and landed on the beaches of Normandy in France on D-Day.

From 1945 until 1986, he owned C.L. Noble Insurance Agency

in Natchez, and then worked in real estate until 2000.

He was a life-long member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where

he served as vestryman, clerk, junior warden and senior warden.

He is a past president of Natchez Junior Chamber of Commerce,

the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the

Natchez Rotary Club. He also served on the Mississippi Association

of Insurance Agents Board of Directors.

He was preceded in death by his son, Cary L. Noble Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Haile Noble of Natchez; a

daughter, Del Noble Baucom and her husband David of Kingwood,

Texas; a grandson, Paul Harrison Kneedler of Charlotte, N.C.;

a granddaughter, Cary Noble Kneedler of Kingwood; a great-grandson,

William Christian Canada; a brother, Dr. J. Phillips Noble of

Decatur, Ga.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Braxton Hobdy, Mark Coffey, Phil

Lindley, Craig Borrows, Tom Haile, Bill McGehee, David Gammill

and the Ramada Inn Coffee Club.

The family requests memorials be made to Trinity Episcopal

Church or the charity of choice.