NOBLE, Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin “Ben” Franklin Noble passed away 4/9/2014. Mr. Noble was born in Montgomery, Alabama on 9-18-1915 to the late Benjamin Franklin Noble, Sr. and Claud Patterson Noble. The Landmarks Foundation has restored his family home and is now part of “Old Alabama Town” in Montgomery. His family moved to Atlanta in 1921. He graduated from Peacock School for boys and attended the University of Georgia. Mr. Noble served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. After moving to Marietta in 1950 he spent his career as owner of Noble Pontiac Cadillac. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and a past member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club. As a child, he spent his summers at Lake Rabun. His home there was a getaway haven and in 1995 The Lake Rabun Association presented him with the Whippoorwill Award in appreciation for his endless contributions. He wrote a book about his beloved Lakemont, Georgia – The Early Years. After his retirement his hobbies were gardening and woodworking. He spent several years restoring carriages and even got involved showing harness horses around the southeast. Ben and his daughter, Cathy, shared a mutual love of horses. They traveled and showed successfully for years. Ben’s love was road horses and his favorite was a horse named Trailblazer. Some of his happiest times were spent in that cart at full speed. He is survived by his wife, Frances Chiles Benson; three children, Ben Noble III (Dale), Carole Young and Cathy Noble; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, all of Marietta. Graveside Services will be held 2:30 pm Friday at St. James Cemetery in Marietta with Rev. Roger Allen officiating. Family will receive friends 12:30 to 2:00 pm prior to the service at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 531313, Henderson, Nevada 89053. 770-428-1511.

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