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Emily Eloise Hicks Noiles was born in Sparta, Georgia, on November 4, 1920, to the late Arthur Hicks and Carrie Lee Ingram Hicks. Emily was the oldest daughter of their union and one of seven sisters and four brothers. After her parents moved to the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Atlanta, she attended Crogman School and a girls’ academy during her primary years and graduated from Washington High School in 1937. Her mother died that same year.


Emily moved to Boston at age 20, after her marriage to James William Young. During World War II, she was a defense plant worker, helping to manufacture the rubber insides of airplane gas tanks. After the war, she worked as a seamstress at a number of factories in Boston, including Best Coat Company, until she joined her second husband and “love of her life,” Arnold Wesley Noiles, in running his dry-cleaning business. She and her family moved back to Atlanta in 1972, and she eventually joined her brother, sister, and nephews in employment at the US Postal Service. She retired in 1993.


Emily was a loving mother to her children, Steven Warren Young and Stacey Michele Noiles, and a devoted “Granny” to Christian and Miles. As a girl, Emily was an avid tennis player and was known as a lifelong voracious reader, averaging several books a week into her mid-90s. She shared her enthusiasm for learning with her children and loved traveling with her family, especially her sisters. She was diligent about keeping in touch with family members and logged many hours on the phone catching up with them. Emily was known for her stylish appearance, grace, and kindness. She will be greatly missed.


Emily departed this life on February 12, 2019, after a brief hospital stay. In addition to her parents, stepmother, husband, and son, preceding her in death are her beloved aunt, Mattie Will Lyle; sisters Mamie Lee Gay, Myrtice Poole, Carolyn Terrell, Harriett Mack, and Ella Dansby; and brothers Duroc Hicks, Ingram Hicks, and Arthur Hicks. Emily leaves to cherish her memory a loving daughter and grandsons, Stacey, Christian, and Miles Jones; sister Marie Tanner of Atlanta; brother Henry (Billie) Hicks of Ann Arbor, MI; and many loving and caring nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association.


Funeral Service:

Friday, February 22, 2019
10:00 AM EST
Shrine of the Immaculate 
Conception Church
48 Martin Luther King,
Jr., Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA  30303


Lincoln Cemetery

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  • Friday, February 15, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Alfonso Dawson Mortuary
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort provide you the strength to cope with your loss. - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 This tract may bring you some comfort:
    ~ Shelly
  • Sunday, February 17, 2019
    Sending sincere condolences to your family a this time of need. Losing a loved one leaves the heart heavy. Please know that God(Psalm 83:18) cares for you(1 Peter 5:7) and that He heals the brokenhearted, Psalm 147:3
    ~ Tundra   Mableton
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Mrs. Noiles and may God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)
    ~ P. Watts   GA
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    My deepest condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father grant you comfort and peace as we await the day when we embrace our loved ones again. 2 Corinthians 1:2-4; John 6:40. Loving thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Sharon Allen
  • Sunday, April 07, 2019
    My condolences to the Noiles family during this time of bereavement. The Bible teaches that " there will be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteousness."-Acts 24:15.
    ~ Jeff   Lawrenceville, GA