Dr. Howard A. Nobles

Dr. Howard A. Nobles, 71, of Benton passed away Dec. 15, 2013.
He was born July 6, 1942. in El Dorado to Henry Arthur and Helen (Woods) Nobles Jr.  He was a Navy Veteran, a member of First Baptist Church of Benton, and held bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
He was  an educator in Benton and a member and past president of the Poets’ Roundtable.  He also authored three books of poetry – "Poems from a Baseball Fan," "Lost in Limerick Land" and "Cincinnati, Chicago and Other Places."
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Donald Nobles.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Brenda Nobles of Benton; two sons, Ethan Nobles (Marci) of Benton and Zachary Nobles (Alev) of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Martha Smith of Kennedale, Texas, and Betty Matthews of Monticello; his mother, Helen Woods Nobles of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Michael and Brenda Nobles of Benton and Isaac and Samuel Nobles of Greensboro, N.C.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at First Baptist Church of Benton with Dr. Rick Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at First Baptist Church of Benton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 211 S. Market St., Benton, AR 72015.
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