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Betty Louise Dunbar Nobles, Adair Co., KY (1932-2014)

She was a member of a highly regarded Adair County family, the daughter of the late William Pinkney (Pink) Dunbar and Flora Ella Kerns Dunbar of Garlin, KY. Her husband of over 56 years, Tommy Nobles, preceded her in death. She was the youngest of 9 children and a proud "Burton Ridger", claiming in her youth to " . . . know everybody on 206 from Garlin to Green River." A retired LPN having worked at Summit Manor Nursing Home and the Adair County Health Department.
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Betty Louise Dunbar Nobles, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY, after a brief illness.

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:10amCT, at the Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, with the Rev. Neil Janes the officiating clergy. The family will receive friends after 10amCT on Friday at the Columbia United Methodist Church. Cremation has be chosen.

She was born November 18, 1932, the daughter of the late William Pinkney (Pink) and Flora Ella Kerns Dunbar of Garlin, KY.

Louise was the youngest of 9 children and a proud "Burton Ridger", claiming in her youth to " . . . know everybody on 206 from Garlin to Green River." A retired LPN having worked at Summit Manor Nursing Home and the Adair County Health Department.

Louise was preceded in death by husband of 56 years, Tommy Nobles of Columbia, KY.

She is survived by the following:
  • A sister: Marie Baise of Springfield, IL

  • One son: William (Billy) Neal of Columbia, KY

  • One grandson: William Douglas, currently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, his wife Laura Dee York Nobles and their two children, William Matthew and Nita Addyson of Fort Riley, Ks.

  • Three step grandchildren: Donald Gene Burton his wife Delphine, and their son Patrick of Bowling Green, KY; Misty Lee Claywell and daughter Jenna Lee of Columbia. KY; Michael Dean Burton, wife Alison and three children, Taylor Michelle, Braydon David and Emma Lacy of Glasgow, KY

  • Numerous nieces and nephews who have always held a special place in her heart

  • Members of the Columbia United Methodist Church and friends in Adair County
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Adair County Ministerial Association % Bro. Terry White 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY 42728 Online condolence may be offered at Send a condolence to the family of Betty Louise Dunbar Nobles

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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