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Josephine Louise NOBLE


News Death Notice

NOBLE, Mrs. Josephine Louise age 87 departed this life on March 28, 2014. She was born on August 9, 1926 in Nicholasville, Kentucky to Reverend Dr. Strobridge and Mary Green Hoard. She is a graduate of Dunbar High School. Mrs. Noble was a dedicated worker in the Dayton community. Some would say she was a drum major for justice as seen through her leadership and tireless efforts with community activities. Hundreds of youth received scholarships and assistance through her organizational efforts. She served the Senior Women's scholarship League as President for over 25 years, Metropolitan Civic Women as President for over 20 years, Revel-Trotters Neighborhood Club as President for 20 years and served as the Brigham-Hoard Family Club President until her death. She also served on the NAACP and SCLC Board of Directors and was a devoted member of the National Council of Negro Women. She received many awards from the Ohio Governor, the Ohio House and Senate chambers, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, Mayors of the City of Dayton, various Community Service awards and many others. Mrs. Noble was a devout Christian having been a graduate of Chicago Baptist Seminary and the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. She taught Sunday school at Tabernacle Baptist Church for over 40 years. Her favorite scripture was 29th Psalm. She was the matriarch of the Hoard family tree for many years and assisted family in so many ways with counsel, advice, mentoring, leadership, love and even with money when she could. Family was everything for her. She loved politics and worked the polls for over 40 years. One of her greatest days was seeing the election of President Barack Obama. Professionally, she worked in the insurance industry in sales and underwriting. She is preceded in death by her parents, (7) seven brothers and sisters, Ollie Holloway, Mary Boyd, Natalie King, Strobridge, George, Everett and Rev. Dr. Walter B. Hoard. She leaves to cherish precious memories; a loving and devoted sister, Mavin Caldwell-Helms; (32) nieces and nephews; (35) great nieces and nephews; numerous cousins who have traveled from afar to be with the family. Funeral services were held THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 380 S. Broadway St. Interment: Greencastle Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave. On-line condolences may also be sent to the family at www.thomasfunerals.com


Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 9, 2014
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