Inez S. Noles passed away June 18, 2021, after a short period of declining health.
She was born in Wilson County on October 7, 1924, to the late David Acton Smith and Melissa Renfrow Smith Horton. Mrs. Noles was predeceased by her beloved husband of 71 years, Pascal T. Noles, and by eight brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Noles graduated from Cleveland High School and Sanford Business College, where she studied accounting. She was employed with J.D. Ennis, CPA. She was also a member of the North Carolina Society of Accountants. Later, she was employed with Lee County Schools until her retirement.
She was a long-time member of Steele Street Methodist Church (St. Luke United Methodist Church) and a charter member of the A.S. Parker Sunday School Class. She adored her church friends and family, and always had a passion for giving and helping others.
Mrs. Noles is survived by her son, Ron (Layne) of Sanford; a precious granddaughter, Melissa Katherine, of Roanoke, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Casey Chapel, at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Pastor Eddie Hill and Rev. Marisa Copeland officiating. Visitation will follow in the Ladies’ Parlor.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the A.S. Parker Sunday School Class of St. Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330.
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