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Noblitt celebrates 99th birthday with friends, family

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Idova NoblittIdova Noblitt celebrated her 99th birthday recently with many family members and friends in attendance at an afternoon birthday party hosted in her honor at Shadow Valley.

Carley Beth Goode, one of her great-grandchildren, sang a few opera and gospel songs at the party in honor of her “Mema.”

Mrs. Noblitt walked around the farm at her party, helping her great-grandchildren fish, a past time she has always loved.

Mrs. Noblitt was born on July 18, 1914 to the late William and Arie McDougal Cantrell. She was married to Odell Noblitt on April 15, 1940, and they remained married for 67 years until his death in August 2007. Together, they had three children, Ariena (Carlton) Brady, Shelia Bartlett and Patty (Carroll) Seals.

She has been a life-long member of Lincoln Baptist Church.

In addition to being an avid seamstress and enjoying all other handicrafts, including crocheting, crewelwork, embroidery, etc., she loves reading, growing vegetables and flowers and loves dogs, particularly her “Lady”.

She has lived independently until recently and is now a resident of Southern Manor Living Center.