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Frances Freiler Nobles

Frances Nobles, 91, of Hazlehurst,  died at home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. 

Visitation will be at the Hazlehurst United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, with a memorial service immediately afterwards.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangments.

She was born in McComb, Mississippi on October 18, 1920, and grew up in Norfield and Canton.  After graduation from Canton High School, she attended Gulf Park College and graduated from Duke University.

Frances lived in Hazlehurst for over sixty-five years, where she worked as a bookkeeper for her father’s cattle business and managed the business after his death.  She was an active member of the Hazlehurst United Methodist Church, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a charter member of the Hazlehurst Garden Club, and a Girl Scout leader for many years.
Friends will remember Frances as a highly energetic individual with many interests, particularly playing tennis, gardening, cooking, knitting, reading, and entertaining.  She will be most remembered as an enthusiastic hostess who had a welcoming smile for everyone.  Her great joy was her family, and she was happiest when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Ludwig Freiler and Ouida Felder Freiler. 

Survivors include: her daughter Russell Ann Nobles and son-in-law Don Lasker of New York City, daughter Fay Barrett and son-in-law Peter Barrett of Gulfport, daughter Susan Smith and son-in-law Randy Smith of Cincinnati, son Carl Nobles of Hazlehurst, and sister Carlene Pyron of Hazlehurst; and four grandchildren – William Barrett of Jackson, Susan Barrett of Houston, Texas, Sarah Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Steven Smith of Washington, D.C.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials for Frances be made to the Hazlehurst United Methodist Church or Felder Methodist Campmeeting (c/o Judy Van Norman, 4090 Summit-Holmesville Road, McComb, Mississippi 39648).

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