Farone & Son Funeral Home
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1938 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
NOBLES, Lawrence "Larry" Passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014. Lawrence was born August 27, 1938 in Boston, MA to the late Mattie and Mims Nobles, Sr. and was the 9th of 10 children. After graduating from Boston Technical High School he served in the US Marine Corp. He earned a baccalaureate degree from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) in physics in 1968. Prior to graduation, he married the former Odessa Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama. Larry served almost 20 years as a quality engineer for IBM. He was also a well- respected community leader as the former Regional Director (Mid-Hudson Valley) of the NAACP. He is survived by his daughter, Janine (Leon) Morris; four grandchildren, Tatiana, Willie, Marcus and Leon, Jr.; one great grandchild, Amari; two sisters, Annette Williamson and Emma Bailey; one brother, Eugene Nobles; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Farone & Son Funeral Home, 1500 Park St., Syracuse, NY, with services to follow at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be at Onondaga Valley Cemetery. Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so online at
Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 10, 2014
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