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George M. Noblin


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George M. Noblin

Montgomery - GEORGE M. NOBLIN, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Reeves and Millard Noblin. He is survived by his sister, Claire Noblin Vickers, cousin, Judy Brown, niece, Elizabeth Claire Vickers; nephews David Windell Vickers(Melony), Mark Andrew Vickers(Tracy) and Douglas Millard Vickers (Tammy); great-nephew, James Nathan Addison, Bryant Douglas Vickers and David Griffin Slater and great-nieces Lauren Nicole Vickers, Annie Elizabeth Addison and Beatrice Claire Addison and Lily Martha Slater.

Mr. Noblin attended the University of Alabama where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History, minor in English, August 1962, his Master of Arts in Journalism, May 1966. He was a proud member of the Tide Pride; he also served on the Denny Society, University's Arts and Sciences Leadership Board, Arts and Science Academic Committee and Friends of the Million Dollar Band.

He was a sixty-year member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Beta Chapter. He served on their House Corporation and Scholarship Committee. He was elected to their Chapter's Hall of Fame in 2007.

After graduation he joined the Military where he was stationed at Fort Bragg with the XVIII Airborne Corp as Chief of Public Information during 1964-1965. After an Honorable Discharge he returned to Tuscaloosa where he worked in the Department of Journalism and was Assistant Director for the University of Alabama News Bureau.

In 1967 he moved to Washington D.C. where he served as the Press and Legislative Staff Assistant for Alabama House Representative George Andrews and later his wife Elizabeth Andrews till 1973. Thereafter he served in the same position for US House Representative Ray Roberts from Texas and William H. Harsha from the State of Ohio till 1980. Then he served as Minority Director of Public Affairs on the Public Works and Transportation Committee in the US House of representative till 1993.

After returning to Alabama, he became actively involved in state and local politics as a longtime member of the Alabama State Republican committee and the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee, serving a term as county chairman.

He was appointed to serve a Chief Registrar of Montgomery County by Governor Bob Riley, and reappointed by Governors Robert Bentley and Kay Ivey from 2003-2011 and 2013-2018. During his appointment to that office, he was very active in the Alabama Association of Board of Registrars and chaired the Legislative Affairs Committee.

He was a long time member of First Baptist Church where he loved serving his church as an usher and greeter, was a member of the Watkins/May Sunday school class, and he also served on the church visitation committee. He especially loved the Wednesday night prayer service.

He was Chapter 92 President of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) and was currently involved in the Chapter's fundraising efforts for Alzheimer's Association.

He was a past President and current member of the Optimist International Club of the Capital City. He especially loved this service organization's motto "Friend of Youth" and thoroughly enjoyed the annual bicycle derby of giving away bikes and teaching children at Morningview School and Bear School to ride a bike.

He was a founding member of the Nat King Cole Society and served on the Board of Directors. This organization awards annual scholarships to aspiring students who are enrolling in the Alabama State University's Visual and Theatre Arts and Music Department.

He was Public Relations Director for Montgomery Aids Outreach and also the Montgomery Chorale.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at First Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery. Visitation will be held at the church in the parlor from 10:00-12:00, prior to the service at 12:00 in Stakely Sanctuary. Internment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Geneva, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society of Elmore County.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on May 17, 2018
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