Revised on: 06.28.2018 at 12:01 p.m.
Posted on: 06.28.2018 at 11:04 a.m.
Esta Mae Nobles Pait, 82, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville.
She was the daughter of the late Grettie Cornellia Nobles and James Norman Nobles and was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Edwin Hayward Rimes; and a brother, Weldon Rossie Nobles.
She was a retired educator of 34 years employed primarily at West Columbus High School and later at Bladenboro High School until her retirement in 1992. She was a devoted educator and touched the lives of many students during her career. She also served as sponsor of the National Honors Beta Club Society in Bladenboro. She served as secretary at North Side Baptist Church in Bladenboro for many years.
Final rites will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 29 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn with Rev. Tommy Simmons officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, June 29 (prior to the service) at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Lewis Cemetery in Bladenboro.
To cherish her memories, she leaves her husband of 59 years, Cecil Miller Pait of the home; two daughters, Donna P. Rimes of Dublin and Lisa P. Nance and her husband, Benton, of Chadbourn; her brother, Bill Norman Nobles and his wife, Sondra, of Fayetteville; a sister-in-law, Sandra Nance Nobles of Chadbourn; and three grandchildren, Joshua Rimes, Andrew Rimes and Cathryn Rimes.