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Harry E. H. NOBLE 1 was born 2 on 18 Jun 1907 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 3 on 17 Feb 2001. He was buried 3 in Noble (Spring Hill) Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Harry married 2 Opal Elizabeth UPSHAW 1 on 15 Sep 1929 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Obituary from the Ashley County Ledger:
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  Mr. Harry E. H. Noble, Sr., 93, of Hamburg was born June 18, 1907, to Charles Luther & Mary Virginia McGough Noble, on the Noble family land on Springhill Road outside of Hamburg and passed away Saturday morning, February 17, 2001, at his home.
  He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Opal Elizabeth Upshaw Noble; three children, Rev. Harry Y. Noble, Jr., and wife, Betty Jean Smith Noble, of Parkdale; Mary Imogene Noble Carpenter of Hamburg and Gayle Linwood Noble, and wife, Marylee Smith Noble, of Little Rock; six grandchildren, Robin Elizabeth Noble Harris and husband Herb of Crossett, Harry Y. Noble, III and his Nita of Capitan, NM, Zoe Ann Dozier and husband Gary of Ft. Worth, TX, Robert A. "Rob" Carpenter, Jr. and wife Julie of Hamburg, Jeffery Gayle Noble and wife Carolyn, of Monticello and Amy Leigh Noble Darcey and husband James of North Little Rock; and six great-grandchildren, Joshua Noble, Chad Dozier, and Lauren & Mary Ashley Carpenter, and Samuel & Adelyn Noble.
  He attended the Springhill School located on family land outside of Hamburg and built his home on Noble land across the road from his birthplace. He married Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Upshaw Noble on September 15, 1929, in Hamburg with the service by Rev. Freeman. He spend the first years of their marriage farming and logging with teams of horses. He was employed with the Mississippi River Fuel Transmission Corporation as a natural gas pipeline engineer, from 1936-1952 at Perryville, LA, then from 1952-1972 at the Fountain Hill pumping station, receiving many awards and honors for service to his company. He was the oldest ordained deacon of the First Baptist of Hamburg where he served as the superintendent of the Senior Adult Department, and was a tenor in the choir. He was an active church member until his death. He was a member of the Ashley County Fair Board, caretaker of the Noble Cemetery and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. His great-great-great-grandfather, Joseph Noble of Virginia, was an ensign in the American Revolution.
  Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, February 19, in the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington, Rev. Klois Hargis and Rev. Raymond Atwood officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons, Harry Y. Noble, III, Robert Allen "Rob" Carpenter, Jr., Jeffery Gayle Noble, Gary Dozier, James Darcey and Herb Harris. Also serving as pallbearers were Tyman Allison, Jack Carpenter, Sr., J. H. Lockwood, Mickey Noble, J. Lee Posey, and Coy Upshaw. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Men's Bible Class of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg. His interment followed services at the Noble Cemetery on Springhill Road.
  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR or to the Noble Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Imie Carpenter, 403 E. Parker, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.
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Opal Elizabeth UPSHAW [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 13 Oct 1910 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 3 on 11 Jun 2004. She was buried 3 in Noble (Spring Hill) Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Opal married 2 Harry E. H. NOBLE on 15 Sep 1929 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Obituary from the 16 June 2005 Ashley County Ledger:
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  Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Upshaw Noble, 93, of Hamburg, who was born October 13, 1910, in Ashley County to E. D. and Fannie Bryan Smith Upshaw, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at the home of her daughter, Imie, in Hamburg.
  She was a homemaker, an officer of the Colonial Francis Vivian Brookings Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a charter member of the Desoto Chapter Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, and a member of the Hamburg First Baptist Church where she had been a choir member, Sunday School teacher and Woman's Missionary Union officer. She was the last member of the Dorcus Sunday School Class. She was a past member of the Ashley County Fair Board and was chosen Woman of the Year in 1972 by the Hamburg Extension Homemakers Club. She had served as the president of the Ashley County Baptist Women's Association.
  Survivors include three children, Rev. Harry Y. Noble, Jr. and wife Jean of Burleson, TX, Mary Imogene (Imie) Noble Carpenter of Hamburg and Gayle Linwood Noble and wife Marylee of Little Rock; grandchildren Robin Elizabeth Noble Harris and husband Herb, Harry Y. Noble III and wife Nita, Zoe Ann Dozier and husband Gary, Robert Allen Carpenter, Jr. and wife Julie Anne, Jeffery Gayle Noble and wife Carolyn, and Amy Leigh Noble Darcy and husband James. Her great-grandchildren are Joshua David Noble, Chad Dozier, Samuel Noble, Adelyn Noble, and Lauren Elizabeth and Mary Ashley Carpenter. Nieces and nephews are Fannie Lou Posey, Jack Upshaw, Evelyn McCormick, Ouida Moore, Sybil and Maxie Dell Bolin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. H. Noble, who she were married on September 15, 1929, and her son-in-law; Robert Allen Carpenter, Sr.
  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday June 13, in the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington, Rev. Klois Hargis and Rev. Jeffery Gayle Noble officiating. Burial followed at the Noble Cemetery on Springhill Road with arrangements by Jones Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Harry Y. Noble, III, Robert Allen Carpenter, Jr., Jeffery Gayle Noble, Willard Noble, J. H. Lockwood, J. Lee Posey, Coy Upshaw, Scott McCormick, Jackson Henry Carpenter, Tyman Allison, James Darcy, Herb Harris and Clarence Kelley.
  Memorials may be made to the Noble Cemetery, c/o Imie Carpenter, 403 East Parker, Hamburg, AR 71646; to the Noble Prayer Garden at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646; Eden Baptist Church, 3748 Highway 133 North, Hamburg; or to the Eden Cemetery, c/o Jerry G. Stanley, 747 Highway 8 West, Hamburg, AR 71646.
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They had the following children.

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Frank Stewart GREEN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 29 Jan 1879 in Arrow Rock, Saline Co., Missouri. He died 1, 2 on 4 Mar 1960. He was buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. Frank married 2, 4 Ophelia G. RODGERS on 16 Feb 1902.

   Frank's 1918 WW I Registration Card indicates he was of "medium height and build" with "gray eyes and dark hair."  At this time he is employed by Ashley County as a Land Surveyor and residing in Hamburg, Arkansas.  (See the "scrapbook" link with the multi-media edition of this report).
   In 1942, at the time of his WW II Registration, Frank was residing in Hamburg and was still employed as a county surveyor.

Ophelia G. RODGERS [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 23 Feb 1884. She was baptized 5 in 1895 in Central Baptist Church, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 2, 4 on 11 Dec 1957. She was buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 6. Ophelia married 4, 7 Frank Stewart GREEN on 16 Feb 1902.

Baptized in 1895 at Central Baptist Church, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas.  Left the church in 1906 via letter.

Sep 13, 1897 Diary Entry of Lillie Frank Hundley:
"Ophelia Rogers, one of my pupils came and took supper and we went to p.m.. When we returned we tired our ‘snaps' again with determination... one but, oh, the almond gave a peculiar taste and smell but we succeeded, then tried out fortunes and at 11 retired. So ended today.

They had the following children.

  F i Lucille GREEN was born on 12 Sep 1903. She died on 2 Jan 1986.
  F ii Marie GREEN was born on 25 Dec 1905. She died on 24 May 1997.

Joseph Marshall GREEN 1 was born 2 about 1850 in Kentucky. Joseph married Willie A. MAHAN "Willa" 1, 3.

Willie A. "Willa" MAHAN 1, 2 was born about 1856 2 in Missourri 2. Willa married Joseph Marshall GREEN 1.

They had the following children.

  M i Frank Stewart GREEN was born on 29 Jan 1879. He died on 4 Mar 1960.

Francis "Frank" WILSON 1 was born 2, 3 on 26 Sep 1894. He died 2, 3 on 23 Feb 1975 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Frank married 2 Marie GREEN on 24 Oct 1947.

Frank resided in Kentucky sometime prior to 1951 (Social Security Number issued there).

Marie GREEN [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 25 Dec 1905. She died 3 on 24 May 1997 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Marie married 2 Francis WILSON "Frank" 1 on 24 Oct 1947.

Teacher in Hamburg for 37 years.  Also taught in Fountain Hill, Pulaski Co., and Helena.
Obituary published in the 28 May 1997 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.


Benjamin BRADNEY was born 1, 2, 3 on 28 Jan 1897 in Illinois. He died 1, 3 on 28 Dec 1963. Benjamin married 2, 3 Lucille GREEN on 15 Jul 1923.

Lucille GREEN [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 12 Sep 1903. She died 1, 2, 3 on 2 Jan 1986 in Bastrop, Morehouse Pa., Louisiana. Lucille married 2, 4 Benjamin BRADNEY on 15 Jul 1923.

1965: residing in Louisiana.

They had the following children.

  F i Jean Anita BRADNEY was born on 18 Apr 1924. She died on 14 Jan 1959.

Joe Andrew HIGGINBOTHAM Jr. [Parents] 1 was born 1, 2 on 24 Jul 1921 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 1, 3 on 4 Sep 1999 in Monroe, Ouchita Pa., Louisiana. He was buried 1 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, Louisiana. Joe married 4 Jean Anita BRADNEY on 3 Sep 1943.

Obituary excerpt from the Ashley County Ledger
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  Mr. Higginbotham died Wednesday, September 1, 1999. He was born July 24, 1921, in Hamburg to Joe and Estelle Higginbotham and grew up in Ashley County. He served his country in the Army Air Corps and married his high school sweetheart, Jean Anita Bradney Higginbotham, who preceded him in death. He spent 35 years in the finance business, mostly in Monroe, with Friendly Finance, retiring in 1983. He spent his retirement years with his beloved Mary Jo Williams Higginbotham hunting and fishing until her untimely death. He was a member of Graham Surghnor Masonic Lodge #383, F&AM, the Monroe Scottish Rite bodies, and was a York Rite Mason. He was a member of the Barak Shrine Temple where he served as a member of the provost guard and a member of the High Twelve Club of NLU. He regularly volunteered his time and energies to many worthwhile projects. He attended the Fist Baptist Church of Monroe as often as his health would allow.
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Jean Anita BRADNEY [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 18 Apr 1924 in Arkansas. She died 1, 3 on 14 Jan 1959. Jean married 3 Joe Andrew HIGGINBOTHAM Jr. 4 on 3 Sep 1943.

They had the following children.

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John M. RODGERS 1 was born 2 before 1830 in Tennesee. John married Mary LOVE 1.

Other marriages:
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Mary LOVE 1 was born 2 before 1830 in Alabama. Mary married John M. RODGERS 1.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Ann "Mollie" RODGERS was born on 29 Nov 1847. She died on 28 Nov 1922.

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