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Geraldine Van Allen Noble

Geraldine Van Allen Noble, 90, of Buies Creek, died of natural causes on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville.

Mrs. Noble was born in Fort Plain, New York, in 1924, and was the daughter of Reed and Irene Van Allen of Indian Castle, a historical village in the Mohawk Valley. She attended a one-room schoolhouse from grades 1-8 and graduated from Little Falls High School in 1942.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education with a concentration in English and Social Studies in 1946 from the New York State College for Teachers in Albany. She received the Master of Science degree in elementary education from State University of New York at New Paltz in 1959.

During her educational career, Mrs. Noble taught high school English; grades 5 and 6 in the elementary school; and reading in grades 1-6. She was active in the Tea and Topics Book Club in Lillington, the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter Y, in Fayetteville, the DAR in Southern Pines, the Eastern Star in Dolgeville, New York, and the United Methodist Women in Seaford, New York.

Given her natural creativity, Mrs. Noble was an avid writer who presented many original stories in folklore, autobiography, and poetry for more than 30 years in churches, book clubs, conventions, and educational groups in New York, North Carolina, Florida, and Montreal, Canada. Her dramatic flair for performance and presentation was enthusiastically appreciated by all who had the pleasure attending.

To all who knew her, Mrs. Noble was an elegant, classic, timeless “lady”, in every sense of the word. She lived her life for others and gave more than she’d ever wished to have received. She was a generous woman, who lived to love her family and friends, exuding warmth, love and light.

Mrs. Noble was predeceased in death by her husband of 66 years, Warren V. Noble of Buies Creek. She is survived by her son, Reed N. Noble, Attorney, in Fayetteville; by her daughter, Candis Noble, Designer and Interior Designer, in Hudson, Quebec, Canada; by her daughter-in-law, Tanuel H. Noble, and her grandsons Eric R. Noble, in Charlotte and Ryan H. Noble, in Fayetteville; by her grandson, Grant Harris, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; by her sister, Ruth Gronosky in Orange City, Florida.

The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m., on February 15, 2015 at the Lillington United Methodist Church, 1201 South Main Street, Lillington, NC 27546. The Funeral Service will commence at 2:00 PM, with the burial immediately following it at Harnett Memorial Park, Lillington. It is suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Lillington United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory, Lillington. Online condolences at