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NOBLE CHARLES GINTHER, JR., born April 27th, 1933 in El Dorado Arkansas, delivered at home by his grandfather, passed on December 28, 2009. He was the eldest child of the late Noble Charles Ginther and the beloved Minnie Lee. Following graduation from St. John's in Houston, Texas, he attended SMU and received a law degree from U of H. He is survived by his children, Noble Ginther, III and wife Lisa, Robin Ginther Emens and husband Sterling, Katherine Ginther Autry and Billy Autry, and Gregory Ballard Ginther; grandchildren, Chelsea Ginther Crowl and husband Justin, Stephanie Darling, Travis Autry, Sam and Ashley Emens; brothers, Fergus Mahony Ginther and Edmund Lee Ginther; sister, Marilyn Ginther, and great-grandson Brody Crowl. He was preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, Fallon Renee Ginther. He became a Houston Mayoral candidate in 1977 and received national recognition when he successfully sued the City of Houston for failing to include in the tax rolls millions of dollars of corporate personal property associated with the Port of Houston, correcting inequitable taxes for ordinary citizens. Noble was loved for his scary ghost stories and will always be remembered for his "family meetings." No services to be held at the request of the deceased; the family requests donations to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. The family will be receiving family and friends on Saturday, January 2, 2010, 1:00 4:00, 2807 Pine Arbor, Montgomery, Tx.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 1, 2010
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