Pelham, NC - It is with profound sorrow we announce the death of Mr. Eddie Noble of 4111 Old US Hwy 29 Pelham, NC. who passed away Friday, April 29, 2022 in the SOVAH Health Danville, VA.
Eddie Noble was born in Pelham, North Carolina on Dec 25, 1935. He was the youngest of two sons born to the late Harry Linwood Noble Sr. and Dorothy Brown Noble. He lost his mother at an early age in 1945, but was lovingly cared for by his stepmother Sue Clark Noble. He grew up with his brother, Linwood Jr. (Peter Rabbit) and welcomed the addition of siblings, Thomas, James and Debra in the later years.
He regularly told stories of how he and Peter Rabbit roamed all over the Pelham/Danville area getting into mischief and having fun. They used to work on his Uncle Richard Brown’s farm during the summer in order to buy their clothes, shoes, etc. for the school year.
He attended the public schools of Caswell County. However, Eddie dropped out of school when he was 16 years old and went north to Baltimore in 1952. He boarded with the Stevens family, who were originally from Pelham, while he worked at Providence Hospital.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1954. After completion of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) in San Antonio, Texas, he was stationed at the former Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois. He served his entire enlistment there working in the Supply career field. Eddie obtained his GED while on active duty. When he was honorably discharged in 1958, he was one of two African Americans in his unit.
Upon his return to Baltimore, Eddie took courses at Cortez Peters Business School. He pursued moneymaking ventures such as driving a cab and running a shoe shine stand. He started working for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in 1959 as a janitor. In due time, he was promoted to the supply and equipment maintenance departments. He retired from the USPS.
He relocated to Pelham, returning to the homeplace in 90’s. He was a faithful member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Eddie knew most everyone in Pelham. He claimed to be related to most everyone in the area.
He loved cars and loved to drive. In his younger days, he thought nothing of going north to Philly or New York or south to Pelham on a weekend trip. Until his last days, he always spoke lovingly about his mother, father, stepmother, aunts, uncles and siblings. He found out late in life that he had a daughter, grandsons and great grandsons. It gave him a lot of joy.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Linwood Jr. and James; second wife, Myrtle Saunders Noble; and sister-in-law, Sabrina Noble.
Left to cherish his memories are: his sister, Debra Noble McCullor (Leroy); brother, Thomas Noble; sister-in-law, Martha Noble; daughter, Dawne Orr (Duane); grandsons, Omar (LaQuisha) and Nigel (Courtney); great grandsons, Xavier and Calvin; nieces, Tabitha, Sam, Laura, Jennifer, Joanne and Candice; nephews, Jermaine, Chris and Brian; childhood friend/high school sweetheart, Lillie Nunnally-English; special friend, Rebecca Nunnally Johnson and a host of cousins.
A viewing will be Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the John & Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home.
(Facial Masks are required)
Funeral Services for Mr. Eddie Noble will be Friday, May 6, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in the John & Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home, Pastor Fitz will deliver the words of comfort. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Providence, NC.
The family will receive friends at his residence . ( Facial Mask are required ).
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