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Bobby Carol Witt Noland

July 2, 1938 January 10, 2022
Bobby Carol Witt Noland
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Bobby Carol Witt Noland, age 83, died on January 10, 2022 under the care of the Compassionate Hospice House, following complications from COVID. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Clarence D. Noland Jr., and parents Gordon and Marguerite Witt. She was born in Irvine, KY on July 2, 1938 and was a proud graduate of Irvine High School and remained a life-long supporter of the community by regularly hosting fundraisers and class reunions in her home. Bobby was a partner in the Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio and Lady Aire Beauty Salon and the owner of the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store.
A kidney transplant survivor for over 22 years, Bobby had a long history of exemplary service to both her community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She had over a 50-year affiliation with the Estill County Fair Board as the long-time Chair of the Miss Estill County Pageant, the first female President and was a former Fair Person of the Year. She was on the Miss Kentucky County Fair Committee and judged beauty pageants all over the state. Bobby had gubernatorial appointments as Chair of the Kentucky Artisan Center and as a member of the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology.
Bobby Carol served the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital as a board member, foundation board member and as a member of the hospital auxiliary. She was a board member of the River City Players, Elisha Witt Chapter of the DAR and served on numerous committees of the Irvine United Methodist Church. Bobby could often be found traveling the highways and backroads during her 52-year membership in the Order of Eastern Star. Bobby served the Eastern Star in many capacities most notably as member of the Board of Governors, Grand Treasurer (Emeritus) and Secretary of Irvine Chapter #357 for 49 years. Bobby was a 50-year member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and a member of the Akielo Daughters of the Nile.
Bobby Carol is survived by her two children, Jenifer (Phil) Cherry of Henderson, Nevada, Dr. Thomas (Sharon) Noland of Mt. Pleasant, SC, her two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Caroline Noland and sister Debra Henry. She is also survived by special cousin Lynn (Gail) King and brothers-in-law W.J. (Phyllis Noland) and Jasper Castle, and sisters-in law Doris McCray and Wilma Pugh, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
. The family will receive friends on Wednesday January 12 beginning at 5:00 PM followed by an Eastern Star Service at 7:30 PM and Thursday January 13 from 11:00-1:00 at the Irvine United Methodist Church, 243 Main Street. Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 13 at 1:00 PM at the church with Rev. Aaron Batey officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Irvine, Ky. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital Foundation, 60 Mercy Court, Irvine Ky 40336, the River City Players, PO Box 421, Irvine, KY 40336 and the OES #357 Education Scholarship Fund, 1301 Trotting Ridge Rd., Irvine, Ky 40336.
Lewis Home for Funerals is honored to serve the family of Bobby Carol Noland.
Pallbearers are Jeff Crowe, Jack Dice, Scotty Embs, Todd Finley, Jeff Hix, Teddy Hunt, Todd King, Jim Porter and Steve Wilson.

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